Crete Istro beach Lassithi: In the coastal road south of Agios Nikolaos there are five to six beaches with blue waters, from Agios Nikolaos to Mohlos. One of them is Istros which is found 12 km south of Agios Nikolaos town on the road towards Ierapetra. The crystal clear blue waters and the white sand are two of the main characteristics that have made this beach so popular. It is surrounded by green slopes covered with vast vegetation creating a magical landscape and a lovely color antithesis in the canvass of nature. There are various facilities such as sundecks and umbrellas, as kantines for food and drink. Also the visitor will find many taverns that specialize in the Cretan cuisine and the fresh seafood. Istro beach is quiet and ideal for relaxation.