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Kokkini Ammos beach, Heraklion Crete

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.

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Close to the inland towns, and to Matala, the beach is fairly well organised. The visitor will find accommodation facilities in hotels and rooms to let at a short distance from the beach.

Fish taverns offer good sea food. Apart from the magnificent sea, you will also find some swimming and sunbathing facilities. The beach one of the few beaches of the prefecture nudism tolerant.

Access from Herkleio is very easy by public buses with frequent service, as well as by private or rented car and motorbikes up to Matala and then on foot (a few minutes walk. If you are ...lazy enough to walk, you can reach the beach by boat, taking one of the excursion boats at Matala.

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