Close enough to Heraklion and closer to Aghia
Pelaghia, it is a well organised beach with accommodation facilities
in hotels and rooms to let, taverns and cafes for food and drink and
swimming and sunbathing facilities (sunbeds, umbrellas etc), as well
as with sea sport facilities.
Access from Heraklion is easy by public bus with frequent service, taxi
and rented or private car and motorbikes. If you follow the old road
the beach is found a bit more afar, some 25 kilometres from Herakeleio.
However, the landscape is fascinating. And, if you combine your swimming
with a visit to the places worthseeing of the area, for instance to the
Savathianon Monastery, then your vacation will have much more interest.