Heraklion Beaches

matala-heraklionMatala beach: It is located 67 km south west of Heraklio. It is a beach of golden sand, plenty of wooden umbrellas to rent. There are options for accommodation in the nearby village and there is also a camping.

Hersonissos beach: one of Heraklio beaches, it is located 28 km east of Heraklio. It is a long sandy beach, it is popular, organized and it has water sports facilities.

Amoudara beach: It is located 5 km west of Heraklio. It is an organized beach with plenty of accommodation, there are taverns nearby and it is a beach of golden sand.

Amnissos beach: It is located 9 km east of Heraklio. It is a well organized beach. There are water sports available whilst there are plenty of beach bars and taverns. This beach gets very crowded and it also has a lifeguard. One of its advantages is that it is meltemi proof.

Tymbaki beach: it is located 70 km south west of Heraklio, it is a small not sandy beach and the water gets usually wavy. There is accommodation and taverns in hand.

Stalida beach: It is located 33 k east of Heraklio. It is a beach of white sand, emerald waters which is usually crowded. There are accommodation options and taverns available there.

Agia Pelagia beach: It is located 24 km north of Heraklio. It is a long beach at the end of a fishing village which offers accommodations, taverns and bars.

Malia beach: It is located 36 km east of Heraklio. It is a popular beach with night life, emerald waters and white sand.

Agiofaragio beach: It is located 80 km south west of Heraklio. It can be accessed by tourist boat from Kali Limenes port. It is recommended for free camping and nudism.

Analipsi beach: It is located 20 km east of Heraklio. It is an organized beach with water sports, accommodation and taverns.

Dermatos beach: IT is located 90 km south of Heraklio. It is a long beach, unorganized and very peaceful.

Fodele beach: It is located 27 km west of Heraklio. It is in a sea side village with plenty of fish taverns and rooms to rent.

Gouves beach: It is located 16 km east of Heraklio. It is a sandy beach with many facilities such as shops, taverns, restaurants, accommodation and car renting.

Kalamaki beach: It is located 67 km south of Heraklio; it is a fully organized long beach with taverns and accommodation options, it is not wind proof though.

Karteros beach: It is located 8 km east of Heraklio. It is an organized sandy beach with lots of hotels, taverns and bars.

Keratokambos beach: It is located 70 km south of Heraklio. It is a long beach which is unorganized and wind proof; there are some taverns and hotels there.

Kokkino Chani beach: It is located 13 km east of Heraklio. There are hotels, bars, taverns, restaurants, sea sports all in hand there in an organized popular beach.

Kokkinos Pyrgos beach: It is located 67 km south of Heraklio. It is a small sandy, not meltemi proof beach with fish taverns and rooms to rent.

Komos beach: It is located 17 km south of Heraklio. It is a quit beach which is not organized. Its waters are shallow.

Lygaria beach: It is located 23 km north of Heraklio. It is an organized beach. It is a meltemi proof beach. There are restaurants, cafes and apartments to rent there.

Paleokastro beach: It is located 15 km north of Heraklio. It is a well organized beach, taverns and hotels are available there.

Psari Forada beach: It is located 88 km south east of Heraklio. It is a long, meltemi proof and unorganized beach. There are beach taverns and accommodation though.

Sidonia beach: It is located 90 km south of Heraklio. It is a tranquil beach, it is not very long. It is unorganized but it is meltemi proof.

Tertsa beach: It is located 88 km south of Heraklio. It is quiet, unorganized, meltemi proof whilst it has some taverns and hotels.

Tobrouk beach: It is located 10 km east of Heraklio. It is an organized beach which gets crowded. There are water sports facilities as well as taverns and hotels.

Linoperamata beach: It is located 7 km west of Heraklio. It is a long beach, there is a camping on the spot, and there are also accommodation options and taverns.