Island Pseira, in the middle of the bay, creates natural protection for Tholos Bay. As a result, Tholos Beach has shallow waters with a sandy bottom for the first 50 m and then gently deepens. The beach is ideal for kids, relaxing, playing or athletic practice.
Kavousi, in addition to the traditional tavernas and kafeneia, has 25 churches, some of them from the Byzantine Era.
In the city of Ierapetra, also a drive of around 20 minutes, day-trips to Chrissi Island via small ferry boats are available, as well as a host of shops, taverns, cafeterias, pizzerias, bars, great beaches and historic sites.
During the year, especially in summer, all around Crete, there are dozens of cultural events and festivals with Greek music and Cretan dance, as well as, traditional food and local wines.
The Palace of Knossos, just one of the wondrous sites in Crete. Be sure to ask Manthos' advice.