Agia Fotini & the almost private beaches


South Rethymno District

A moment of silence

Agia Fotini, also known as Agia Fotia meaning “Holy Light“, is an area located in the district of Rethymno, about 40 km south of Rethymno city. When in Heraklion, you will have to take the highway leading to Rethymno city. From there you will turn left and take the road leading to the south of Rethymno district. Follow the sign to Armeni and later Mixorrouma. In Moxorrouma you will turn right and follow the road passing the viallges Mourne, Drimiskos and lastly Kerames. From Kerames it is only a short drive about 4 km till seaside and finally Agia Fotini. The area is peaceful and offers only a few accommodation opportunities as well as one traditional taverna named “Agia Fotia”. It’s a must to eat there when staying at Agia Fotini! The area is famous for the multiple small and calm beaches along its seaside. Take a walk to explore the area! When walking east, you will eventually end up at an area called Akoumiani Gialia consisting of Ligres beach, Triopetra beach and the beach at Agios Pavlos. West of Agia Fotini you will find the well-known Preveli beach. Definitely worth a day trip!

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Agia Fotini offers only a few accommodation opportunities since the region is rather quiet and less busy. This, I take as a positive sign because the locals are trying to sustain the area’s nature site. For accommodation I can highly recommend Kiona Apartments. The building contains of six apartments, different in size, clean, modern rooms and right at the beach. The lady managing the place is very friendly and supportive, especially when it comes to arrival matters. Click on the button below to access their webpage and check availability…

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SIDE INFO: raw nature

While driving to Agia Fotini you will be able to explore Crete’s raw nature site. The island is famous for its diverse landscape. Rethymno District in particular offers wild areas like nowhere else on Crete. Take your time and enjoy the stunning views towards the mountains and across the Libyan sea!