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Voulisma Beach

Voulisma is the second of the three bays in the beautiful village Istron, about 12km east of Agios Nikolaos and 22km north of Ierapetra. The Voulisma Beach or Golden Sands is located approximately 500m from the village (east). Its length is about 700m and is the largest municipal beach of Kalo Chorio.

Voulisma is a very well-organized beach, with rare beauty for a beach located in the Northern part of Crete. The white sand gives the water a turquoise colour that will remind you of tropical destinations. To the west of the main beach called Voulismeni, there is a smaller bay that is more protected from the wind but less organised.

Voulisma is awarded with a ‘Blue Flag’ and the sea is usually calm and serene. Access to Voulisma is easy via Highway St. Nicholas – Ierapetra. On a plateau above the beach, there is a canteen where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cool refreshment and relax while admiring the magnificent view.

Families should know

  • Voulisma beach is very popular among both locals and tourists. You will find that it gets very crowded, especially on summer weekends
  • Unfortunately, when there is a north wind the waves bring trash to the beach
Address: Voulisma, Istron, Lassithi, Crete

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Kids will love

Playing games on the white sand

Parents will love

A dive in the clear, exotic waters

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  • “Voulisma is a magical beach … Kids do not get enough of playing in the sand and swimming in the crystal clear waters! We highly recommend it!” Lydia R.

    “Very good choice for families! The white sand and turquoise waters make you feel like you are in an exotic paradise. Definitely did not expect that we would find such a beach so close to Agios Nikolaos.” Irini T.

    “The beach is really beautiful and ideal for families. The canteen above the beach is a must for a lunch break or an ice cream after swimming!” Elena X.

 

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