Agiannis beach (its full name being Agios Ioannis) lies on the north coast of Gavdos
island, 5 km west of Sarakiniko
. It is large, sandy and undeveloped, making it a favorite spot of campers and naturists.
The road which goes to that part of the island end about 500 meters away from Agiannis, at a small cove with large parking space, two restaurants and rooms to rent. From here on you should go to the beach on foot, through the vast sandy dunes which occupy the area around. Agiannis is about 400 meters long, with crystal blue and shallow water around the shore. On the sand there are low-grown trees casting some shadow in the hot sunny days and campers set their tents under them. No facilities are available at this beach, the closest place where you can buy food are the restaurants at the parking place, and the closest mini market is in Sarakiniko. Above the west end of Agiannis, on the hilltop stands the old chapel of Agios Ioannis which gave the name of the beach.
Except for campers and naturists, this part of the island is suitable also for hikers. West of Agiannis you can visit three beautiful wild beaches - Lavrakas, Stavrolimni and Pyrgos, all accessible on foot or by boat.
highlights: sandy beach preferred by campers and naturists, beach in Gavdos, Crete, Greece