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One of the town beaches of Agios Nikolaos, this is lovely Kitroplateia Beach.
We love this beach for its view, and because it is really close to town. This beach is around from the main harbour and before the marina. Just keep walking to the east from the harbour and you can't miss it.
After wandering around Agios Nikolaos and taking in a morning's sightseeing, gazing over Lake Voulismeni, it is lovely to come to this clean, sandy beach and relax.
Swimming is good and there are chairs and showers. This beach has Blue Flag status, as do all of Agios Nikolaos's municipal beaches, which means it is clean, environmentally responsible and has good facilities.
We love lying on this beach gazing across the Mirabello Bay to the Sitia mountains, which take on different colours at different times of the day, and snoozing the afternoon away. What more could a hard working travelling beachgoer want?
'Ofou To Lo' and 'Maistrali' are traditional tavernas serving mezedes nearby.
Mezedes to enjoy here are tiri saganaki which is fried cheese, or roasted peppers, courgette crisps, calamari, tsatsiki, dolmades which are stuffed vine leaves or fried whitebait.
Ask for the fresh seafood of the day to enjoy by the waterside.
The local marina, run by the municipality, a modern full-service marina with 255 berths, is just around the corner.
See you in the water!
The charming town of Agios Nikolaos Άγιος Νικόλαος is 70 km east of Heraklion on the north coast, and is the capital of Lasithi region in Crete, Greece.
Here you can
Hotel du Lac - this is a modest hotel with a terrific bar café and lounge
right on the main shopping street, and so close to from all city
attractions; the lake and its outdoor café precinct, the harbour with
its tavernas and bars, and the port with both day cruisers and large
inter-island ferries.This hotel is a short walk through town or around the bay to Kitroplateia Beach. A great location, central in the town, from which to explore Lasithi.
The Palazzo Arhontiko Apartments overlook Kitroplateia Beach and the bay, and there are lots of shops and cafés here too. These modern, beautifully decorated apartments are fully equipped for self-catering and make a good base for exploring eastern Crete. The Palazzo cafe is at your doorstep. Ask for a sea view suite.
So convenient, have a dip before breakfast then get on your way to explore Agios Nikolaos and Lasithi.
Right on this beach is the small family-run Kitro Beach Hotel which is good value for money for the wonderful seaside location. With free parking and friendly, personalised service. A really handy location for exploring the town. This hotel is open from May to October and has 28 rooms. Choose from a double room or a suite. Ask for a beach view room, enjoy restaurants, cafes and tavernas at your doorstep. Previously called the Sgouros Hotel.
The Dreamhouse By The Lake is another great spot to choose as your central location in Agios Nikolaos.
This modern, stylish two bedroom apartment looks over the lake with fine views from its elevated balcony.
Accommodating six guests in comfort, this is a great place to gather the family in eastern Crete. Step out your door to the shores of Lake Voulismeni and the many cafes in the sunshine. This accommodation is a short stroll to Kitroplateia Beach.
In this region, explore the mountains and beaches including
Further east in the region of Lasithi
See the location of this beach in Crete on the map below...
Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.
More on flights and ferries below.
This beach is 142 km from Rethymnon town, along the northern national road.
Chania town is 200 km from this beach, also home to Chania airport.
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