Agios Ioannis beach

Agios Ioannis got its name after a nearby chapel. This is a popular beach in the north of Gavdos, 35 kilometers south of Crete coastline. You can get there by ferry or ship from Paliochora and Choral Sfakion. The ferry arrives at Kariva harbor, where there is a bus to the beach. There are several hotels on the island itself, but vacationers usually come here for a day or stay in tents.

Beach description

The beach has poor infrastructure. Nearby, half a kilometer, where the local road ends with parking, there is a tavern and a shop. All other tourist infrastructure is available on the neighboring beach of Sarakinico, where you can walk- the road takes a little less than an hour. On the beach it is allowed to put a tent, but it is necessary to watch carefully not to damage the vulnerable tree of juniper growing here. In addition, cleaning and removal of debris is required.

the beach is covered with beautiful creamy and pink sand. The bottom is flat and flat, convenient for entry. The sea is shoaly, clean and calm. Suitable for families with children. According to Discovery Channel, this beach is one of the best in the world and is second only to the beach in Hawaii. The beach has a picturesque nature life. rocks, dunes, dried tree trunks, pine trees, wild juniper.

When is the best time to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

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