Beaches & Beach Bars in Heraklion

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Mesara

Vathi

Vathi beach will definitely become a favourite spot for all those visiting Heraklion. It is a small bay with crystal clear watres, a piece of paradise on...

Koudoumas

Koudoumas

Koudoumas is a secluded beach in the south part of Heraklion, about 80km from the Cretan capital. It is named after the Monastery of Koudoumas found in the...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

Analipsi

Analipsi

Analipsi beach is located at the village of the same name, 22km from Heraklion city centre. With fine sand and quite swallow waters, the central beach 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...