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Heraklion Beaches

Beaches located at the North West of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from Town to West)
Ammoudara Beach
The beach of Ammoudara (means in greek "big sandy beach"); is open to the North it is affected by the northern winds. It is very well organised beach, offering a wide range of accommodation facilities in several hotels of all categories and rooms to let; food and drink is plenty in the taverns, restaurants, cafes and bars of the village. more about Ammoudara Beach...

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Linoperamata Beach
The beach in front of the homonymous tourist resort is well enough oganised beach close to Heraklion, it offers good accommodation facilities in hotels and rooms to let, food and drink in the taverns, restaurants and cafes of the village; facilities for swimming, sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas etc) and sea sports are also available. more about Linoperamata Beach...

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Paleokastro Beach
Situated 10 kilometres far from Heraklion at the West, just a few metres off the National Road to Rethymno, Palaeokastro is a small pebbly beach, rather protected from the strong northern winds of the area. Well organised, it offers some accommodation facilities in small hotels and food and drink at the sea front taverns and restaurants. more about Paleokastro Beach...

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Lygaria Beach
Situated 2 kilometres to the East of Aghia Pelagia, at a distance of 17 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Northwest, some 2 kilometres off the National Road to Rethymno, Lygaria is a sandy beach within a small cove, well protected from the winds. more about Lygaria Beach...

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Agia Pelagia Beach
The beach in front the crowded and popular tourist resort of Aghia Pelaghia is a sandy beach, protected from the "meltemia" (northern summer winds) and from the northwestern winds blowing in the area; as a result the sea is usually calm. more about Agia Pelagia Beach...

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Mononaftis Beach
The beach of Mononaftis is situated 1 kilometre far from the tourist resort of Aghia Pelaghia at the North, and at a distance of 17 kilometres from Heraklion (via the National Road to Rethymno) at the Northwest, some 3-4 kilometres off the National Road Heraklion-Rethymno. It is a sandy beach affected by the "meltemia" (northern summer winds). more about Mononaftis Beach...

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Fodele Beach
The beach of Fodele is situated 3 kilometres far from the homonymous picturesque village at the North, and 23 kilometres far from Heraklion (via the National Road) at the West, some 1000 metres off the National Road Heraklion-Rethymno. It is a sandy beach affected by the "meltemia" (northern summer winds). more about Fodele Beach...

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Beaches located at the North East of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from Town to East)
Karteros - Amnissos Beaches
Very well organised beach, close to Heraklion, it offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach. more about Karteros - Amnissos Beach...

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Tobrouk Beach
The strange name of the beach is owed to a beach tavern called so and it covers the eastern end of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion. It is a sandy beach affected by the northern winds, situated at a distance of some 10 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. more about Tobrouk Beach...

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Hani Kokkini Beach
With this name it is known the long sandy beach in front of the homonymous village, almost along the road, quite noisy and crowded in summer. Fully open to the Cretan Sea, it is affected by the northern winds. It is found 12 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. more about Hani Kokkini Beach...

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Gournes Beach
The beach of Gournes is found at the homonymous village, 2 kilometres eastern to the tourist resort of Chani Kokkini and 17 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. It is a sandy beach open to the North and affected by the northern winds. more about Gournes Beach...

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Gouves Beach
The beach of Gouves is the sandy beach in front of the village Kato Gouves, a popular and well developed tourist resort, some 18 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, the beach is affected by the northern winds. more about Gouves Beach...

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Lychnostatis Beach Hersonissos
The beach of Gouves is the sandy beach in front of the village Kato Gouves, a popular and well developed tourist resort, some 18 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, the beach is affected by the northern winds. more about Lychnostatis Beach...

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Analipsi Beach
The beach of Analipsi is a beach close to the popular and well developed tourist resort of Kato Gouves, 20 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, this sandy beach is affected by the northern winds. more about Analipsi Beach...

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Anissaras Beach
The beach of Anissaras, a sandy beach close to the popular and well developed tourist resort of Kato Gouves, is found 20 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, the beach is affected by the northern winds. The seabed is partly rocky, which makes it suitable for snorkelling. more about Anissaras Beach...

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Hersonissos Beaches
Some 28 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East, in the are of Hersonissos, you will find many beaches organized or not, in order to satisfy even the most demanded taste to enjoy swimming for all. more about Hersonissos Beach...

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Stalida Beach
The beach of Stalida is a shallow, sandy beach in front of the resort, it is open to the North and fully affected by the northern winds; when there is wind, wonderful huge waves break on the coast, giving a fascinating impression. more about Stalida Beach...

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Malia Beach
The beach of Malia is a more than 6 kilometres long beach, one of the most extented beaches of the prefecture and, although affected by the northern winds it is very popylar. more about Malia Beach...

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Beaches located at the South West of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from West to East)
Kokkinos Pyrgos Beach
This long sandy beach is found just near to the small fishboats' port with the same name. It is situated some 67-68 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest and 2,5 kilometres western to Tymbaki. The beach is open to the South and affected by the strong winds blowing in the area. more about Kokkinos Pyrgos Beach...

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Afratia beach
Successive to the beach of Kokkinos Pyrgos, within the open Messara bay, this beach is situated some some 68 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest and 3 kilometres western to Tymbaki. more about Afratia Beach...

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Katalyki Beach
Successive to the beach of Afratia and Kokkinos Pyrgos, within the open Messara bay, this beach is situated some some 69 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest and 3 kilometres western to Tymbaki. The beach is open to the South and affected by the strong winds blowing in the area. more about Katalyki Beach...

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Kalamaki beach
Situated at a distance of 67 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest, 9 kilometres southern to Tymbaki and 12 kilometres western to Mires, this sandy beach is found in front of the small settlement of Kalamaki, within the Messara bay. more about Kalamaki Beach...

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Kommos Beach
Situated at a distance of 64 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest, 9 kilometres south western to Mires and 2 kilometres far from the inland village of Pitsidia, the sandy beach of Kommos, successive to that of Kalamaki is found within the Messara bay. more about Kommos Beach...

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Matala Beach
The beach of Matala is situated within an area of unique natural beauty. A good number of ancient shipwrecks, mainly of the Roman period have been detected in the seabed of the area. However the most famous feature of the area are the numerous small caves dug in the rock by the winds and waves, suitable to dwell  people, which used to house the hippies during the 1960s'. more about Matala Beach...

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Kokkini Ammos beach
Southern to Matala, within an area of unique beauty in the Messara bay, at a distance of 69 kilometres far from Heraklion and 14 far from Mires at the Southwest, it is situated the sandy beach of Kokkini Ammos ("red sand" in greek). The beach is affected by the strong winds blowing in the area. more about Kokkini Ammos Beach...

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Vathi beach
Situated at a distance of some 79 kilometres far from Heraklion and 17 from the traditional village of Sivas, at the Southwest, the pebbly beach of Vathy is found within in a small, close cove, well protected from the winds blowing in the area. more about Vathi Beach...

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Agiofarago beach
The beach of Agiofarango ("the gorge of the saints" in greek) is found at the exit of the homonymous beautiful gorge, at the southern coast of Crete. Situated at the southeast of the village Kali Limenes, at a distance of  more than 80 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast, it is a pebbly beach, well protected from the winds. more about Agiofarago Beach...

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Kali Limenes beach
Situated some 80 kilometres far from Heraklion and 25 kilometres from Mires at the Southwest, this pebbly beach is in front of the village of Kali Limenes within an amazingly beautiful natural environment. The beach is very well protected from the winds; in fact it is the only alternative for swimming in the whole are, when there are strong winds. more about Kali Limenes Beach...

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Diskos beach
Situated some 75 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest and 30 kilometres southern to Mires and western to the nearby beach of Lentas, Diskos is a beautiful, quiet enough beach, affected by the winds. more about Diskos Beach...

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Lentas beach
Situated in front of the homonymous village, some 75 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest and 30 kilometres southern to Mires, the beach of Lentas is a beautiful beach, popular to the locals and well protected from the winds. more about Lentas Beach...

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Ostria beach
Situated one kilometer eastern to the beach of Lentas, some 75 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South and 30 kilometres southern to Mires, the beach of Ostria is a beautiful pebbly beach affected by the winds blowing in the area. Some tamarisks on the beach offer their shade to the swimmers, a great advantage in the hot hours of the long summer days. more about Ostria Beach...

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Loutra beach
Situated 3 kilometres eastern to the beach of Lentas, some 78 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South and 33 kilometres southern to Mires, the beach of Ostria is a beautiful pebbly beach affected by the winds blowing in the area. Due to the rocky seabed, it is ideal for snorkelling. more about Loutra Beach...

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Trachoulas beach
Eastern to Lentas, at a distance of some 80 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South it is found the beach of Psili Ammos or Trachoulas. As its greek name says ("psili ammos" means "fine sand" in greek), it is a sandy beach, remote enough, shadowed by the Asterousia Mountain. more about Trachoulas Beach...

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Koudoumas beach
The remote beach of Koudoumas, a pebbly one, is situated at a distance of some 80 kilometres southern to Heraklion and 20 kilometres from the village of Sternes, at the South. The beach is in front of the Monastery of Koudoumas and it is well protected from the winds. more about Koudoumas Beach...

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Beaches located at the South East of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from West to East)
Agios Nikitas beach
Situated at a distance of more than 85 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South - Southeast and some 20 kilometres far from Tsoutsouros, Aghios Nikitas is a pebbly beach affected by the winds; what is interesting is the palm tree wood, fortunately still unknown to big crowds. more about Agios Nikitas Beach...

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Maridaki beach
Situated some 85 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South - Southeast and 3-4 kilometres southern to the beach of Tsoutsouros, Maridaki is a pebbly beach affected by the winds; recently it has been popular enough to the locals. more about Maridaki Beach...

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Tsoutsouros beach
Situated some 85 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South - Southeast and 12 kilometres southern to the village Kato Kasteliana, Tsoutsouros is a sandy beach in front of the homonymous settlemet, affected by the winds blowing in the area. more about Tsoutsouros Beach...

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Dermatos beach
Situated at a distance of some 90 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South - Southeast and some 4 kilometres far from Tsoutsouros at the East, Dermatos is a beach at the mouth of the torrent Anapodiaris, affected by the winds. more about Dermatos Beach...

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Keratokambos beach
Situated at a distance of some 71 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast, Keratokambos is a long beach, pebbly in its major part, with intervals of sandy areas. The beach is affected by the winds. more about Keratokambos Beach...

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Arvi beach
Some 86 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast, in front of the homonymous small village, it is found the beach of Arvi. Protected from the winds blowing in the area, it is a pebbly beach, with shallow enough sea at the part in front of the village; the sea gets deeper at the eastern part. more about Arvi Beach...

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Psari Forada beach
88 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast and 58 kilometres western to Aghios Nicolaos, the beach of Psari Forada, or Sidonia, as it is also called, is a sandy beach with thick dark sand and several tamarisk trees offering their welcome shade in summer. The beach is not affected by the winds blowing in the area. more about Psari Forada Beach...

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Tertsa beach
Some 86 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast and 58 kilometres western to Aghios Nicolaos, in front of the homonymous small settlement, it is found Tertsa, pebbly beach affected by the winds blowing in the area. more about Tertsa Beach...

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