Erimoupolis Beach

Beach name: Erimoupolis Beach
Location: Crete
Our rating: 4/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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Erimoupolis Beach
Crete
  • Beach berm:
    Sand, Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Sand, Shingle, Rocks
  • Water rating: 5/5 about
  • Access:

    The beach accessible by car, but there is a 5 minute walk through a footpath over the hill to reach the beach.

  • Amenities:
    NONE, bring your own drinking water and food, and don't foret to being your own umbrella. There are a couple of caverns at the far end that could provide some shade, but they are usually occupied early in the morning.
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    There is plenty of space in the parking lots after all the bathers leave for the evening, but the parking lot is not right on the beach. Traveling a bout 15 minutes south to Kouremenos would be a better option for free camping
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
    Don't go without your snorkeling gear!
  • Notes:
    Erimoupolis is one of the best beaches we have visited. Nicely secluded, with perfect water. It is sparcely populated during weekdays but it can get crowded during the weekends in July and August. The nearest restaurants are a ten minute drive south at Vai beach, so bring your own drinking water.

    To reach the beach park near the ancient site of Itanos and follow the foot path North, up the little hill for about five minutes. There is another beach to the visible to the south of the headland, but most people prefer the one described here. The two beaches are separated by a smaller one where few people swim. It looked more like a harbour than a beach.

    You can walk up the hill to see the ancient site of Itanos (admission free), but there is not much to see besides some obscure building foundations. The rocky hill that separates the two beaches hosts the ruins of a Byzantine basilica, and the view from up there is worth the climb. If you look closely enough, you will notice that the ancient stones protrute form under the rocks all the way down to the beach directly south of the Basilica rouins. The excavations of the cemetery on the hill to the left of the parking lot as you are looking towards the ocean are also worth a visit.

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach_Report_by: Vivi
    Beach_Location: Crete, Lasithi
    Beach_Name: Erimoupolis
    Year_Last_Visited: 2000-2005
    rating: 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach: Small Pebbles
    Sea_Floor: Small Pebbles
    Water: 5/5
    Access: Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, long walk or climb
    No_Amenities: Bring your own food and water
    RV,_Camper_Accessibility: Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Notes: Bring your own umbrella and enjoy the sea!

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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