Shortly after Koutsounari settlement, 16 km east of Ierapetra and 41km southwest from Sitia, between Elena beach and Agia Fotia beach, there is also a small hidden beach called Pigadi (Well), because of a steep cliff that exists on the west side of the beach. The distance from the main road is about 100m. There is a sign next to a small parking plot with just the word “Beach” on it.
At first you walk a path through olive groves and afterwards you continue on a well-preserved path which leads you downhill until you reach the eastern part of the beach.
There is also access to the western part of the beach to the central asphalt road through concrete stairs, but this second option is difficult to be found from the main road. These regions are almost exclusively visited by locals and rarely you can see tourists there, because they are off the beaten track and unknown.