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1. Koutsouras pebbly beaches December 20, 2010 12:43

Koutsouras is located 55km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 20km east of Ierapetra, on the main road between Ierapetra and Makrigialos. It is a relatively new village, built in a valley with pine trees, greenhouses and olive groves on the southern foothills of Mount Thripti. The village is developed with a police station, pharmacy, clinic, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, etc., but it is still a very quiet place.

Around the village there are beaches with thick black sand and calm waters. The main beach is located west of the village and is well organized, since it is adjacent to the settlement. Along the beach there are several tamarisk trees, where you can rest. If you want an even more secluded beach, a good solution is a small beach with pebbles next to the harbor of the village, about 1.5km on the west.