Beaches of Itanos - Erimoupoli
Itanos, or otherwise Ermoupoli, is located 22km east of Sitia, just a few kilometers futher north of the famous Palm Grove of Vai. The name is derived from the ancient town of Itanos, whose ruins are still present in the area. Parking is located next to the site. From there, one will find short trails leading to the three bays of Erimoupoli and the breathtaking, sandy beaches. The largest and most beautiful beach of the area is hidden behind the hill. Part of ancient Itanos lies in the turquoise, calm waters of Erimoupolis. Many visitors choose to scuba dive so as to admire the hidden secrets. In general, the beaches are not organized and are often a little crowded, but there is shading in scattered spots.