1.Erimoupolis or Itanos is the small sandy beach of the ancient town of Itanos. There is another longer sandy beach that you can get to on foot over the low hill to your left.

2.Vai beach is an area of exceptional beauty because of its unique palm-tree forest. The beach of Vai is an organised sandy beach with watersports available. It is a popular but beautiful beach and less exposed to north winds than the Palaikastro beaches.

3.Maridati beach is a small bay with a sandy beach, 4km north-east of Palaikastro.

4.Kato Zakros is the pebbly beach of Zakros, where the Minoan Palace of Zakros can be found. There are many good fish restaurants here.

5.Xerokambos has various sandy coves and turquoise water. Xerokambos is a magnificent place when there is no wind. It is a sleepy resort far away from everything.

6.Sitia beach is a long sandy beach on the road from Sitia to Vai.