Beaches & Beach Bars in Heraklion

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

Ammoudara

Heaven Beach

Heaven Beach is a cafe-bar and restaurant at Ammoudara beach which is open the whole year for coffee, drink or a meal, and invites you to have a great time...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anissaras

Anissaras

Anissaras (the older locals call it Agisaras) is a tourist resort with big hotels, very close to Hersonissos and 26km from Heraklion city