1-day trip
to east

Kapsa Monastery - Xerokampos

Ierapetra - Kapsa Monastery - Xerokampos
One way approx. 74.0 km, 1h 40 min driving time

The eastern part of Crete is known for its calm vibes and warm people. A great way to experience it is to follow the south scenic route of the area. While passing by the beautiful beaches of Koutsounari, Agia Fotia, Koutsoura and Makry Gialos pick any of them to stop for a dive. Continue driving and you will soon reach the historic Kapsa monastery, a 10-minute drive from Makry Gialos.

Don’t forget that you cannot visit the monastery in your swimming suit, there are pretty strict dressing rules. The monks that will welcome you can give you a small insight on the monastery’s really interesting history.

What to Do

  • In Xerokampos caretta caretta turtles and rare birds can be spotted.
  • Discover all the smaller beaches of the area.
  • Reaching Xerokampos through Ziros you will spot ruins of medieval villages.

Xerokampos is located at the most south-east part of the island. It is an idyllic heaven full of small, secluded, sandy beaches and small taverns. Take some quiet time and breathe in the amazing paysage and serenity.



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