Beaches & Beach Bars in Heraklion

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Ligaria

Ligaria

Ligaria, a quite popular beach in the area -at least among locals-, with crystal clear waters and coarse sand, is located about 20km northwest of the...

Agiofaraggo

Agiofarago

Agiofarago is one of the most beautiful beaches in the southern part of the prefecture, located at the exit of the gorge sharing the same name, and it is...

Tris Ekklisies

Mavri Paralia

Mavri Paralia beach is accessible only by sea, more specifically from the Treis Ekklisies village, and it is located in the south part of the prefecture. It...

Lentas

Lentas

On the south side of the prefecture, 72km (1,5 hr. drive) from the centre of Heraklion city, Lentas is a settlement by the sea that is ideal for quiet and...

Ammoudara

Ammoudara

Ammoudara, one of the longest beaches in the prefecture, stretching for 6km, is located 1km from Heraklion city centre. As the name indicates (ammos meaning...

Matala

Matala

Matala is one of the most popular destinations, not just in Heraklion, but on the whole island. It is located in the south part of the municipality, about...

Lentas

Trafoulas

The quiet and secluded Trafoulas beach, also known as Psili Ammos or Trachoulas, is located about 70km from Heraklion city centre and 4km from Lentas. In...

Kato Vathia

Kokkini Chani

This beach, located 15km west of Heraklion city, is named after an inn (chani) owned by Mr. Kokkinis, where travellers used to stop at the beginning of the...

Fodele

Fodele

27km northeast of the centre of Heraklion, Fodele beach is 3km from the settlement sharing the same name, where it is believed that the famous painter...

Tsoutsouros

Tsoutsouras

Tsoutsouras beach, also known as Tsoutsouros, is located in the southeastern part of the prefecture, 54km (1hr 10 mins drive) from the centre of Heraklion city.

Gouves

Gouves

The popular Kato Gouves resort is located at the foot of mount Ederi, 19km east of Heraklion city, and it is easily accessible via a central asphalt road.

Martsalo

Martsalo

One of the most secluded and hard to access beaches in the prefecture, Martsalo beach is located in the south part of it, 75km from the Heraklion city...

Matala

Kokkini Ammos

Kokkini Ammos is one of the most secluded beaches in the whole prefecture. It is located southwest, 70km from Heraklion city centre, close to famous Matala...

Kalamaki

Kalamaki

Kalamaki beach is located in the southwest part of the prefecture, about 70km from the centre of Heraklion, and it is part of the 2,5km coast at Mesaras bay.

Karteros

Karteros

8km east of Heraklion city, Karteros beach is an ideal choice for a refreshing break during the day. At this sandy beach you will find many facilities such...

Trypiti

Trypiti

Trypiti is a pebbled beach with crystal clear waters, located in the south part of the prefecture, close to Lentas coast, 65km from Heraklion city centre.

Agios Nikitas

Agios Nikitas

65km southeast of Heraklion city, you will come across secluded Agios Nikitas beach, in the south part of the prefecture, an ideal choice for all those...

Kaloi Limenes

Kaloi Limenes

Kaloi Limenes is small village with a beautiful beach in the southern part of Heraklion, 75 km from the capital of the prefecture and 22km from the...

Stalis

Stalida

Stalida is a beach adjacent to the Malia beach, 31km from Heraklion city centre. It is an ideal choice for families, as the water deepens gradually, while...

Gouves

Isla Party Restaurant

A small "island" at Gouves beach promises the time of your life. This is minimal style beach bar-restaurant Isla Party Restaurant that stands out for the...

Keratokampos

Keratokampos

Keratokampos beach which stretches for several kilometres along the coast in the southeastern part of the prefecture, is located right where the village...

Agia Pelagia

Mononaftis

Mononaftis is a pebbled beach, just 1km from Agia Pelagia (at the northernmost part of the peninsula), 27km from Heraklion city centre.

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia, 23km from the centre of Heraklion, in the west part of the municipality, is one of the most famous coasts in this popular destination. It is a...

Voidomatis

Voidomatis

In the south part of the prefecture, about 62km from Heraklion city centre, Voidomatis or Vouidomatos is a quiet beach tucked away in the steep slopes of...

Palaiokastro

Palaiokastro

The small, picturesque Palaiokastro beach is 14km from the centre of Heraklion, on the west side of the prefecture, right where the estuary of the torrents...

Malia

Malia

Malia, one of the most famous tourist resorts in the prefecture -a popular choice among foreign tourists- is located about 35km from Heraklion city centre,...

Hersonissos

Limanakia Hersonissos

Limenas Hersonissou (famous Hersonissos), 27km east of the Cretan capital, is one of the most popular choices among the younger crowd and among visitors on...