Beaches

Florida Beach
With this name it is known the western part - and closer to Heraklion - of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion, eastern to the city and the airport. It is a sandy beach, situated some 7 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East, open to the North and thus affected by the northern winds. Due to the vicinity with the airport, it is somehow noisy, which results to be less crowded.

Very well organised beach, close to Heraklion, it offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach.
 
Karteros Beach
Successive to Florida at the East it is found the wide sandy beach of Karteros; this too is part of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion. The beach is situated at a distance of 8 kilometres far from Heraklion in front of the homonymous village. Open to the North it is affected by the northern winds.
Very well organised beach, close to Heraklion, it offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach.
EOT Beach
With this name it is known the part of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion, eastern to the city and the airport. Situated some 9 kilometres far from Heraklion, it is a sandy beach affected by the northern winds.
Fully organised by the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT), it offers accommodation facilities in numerous hotels of any kind and category,
food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes.
There are also facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports.
 
Amnissos Beach
Successive to the beach of EOT , in front of the homonymous tourist resort, it is found the beach of Amnissos, part of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion, at a distance of 9 kilometres far from the city and the airport, at the East. It is a sandy beach open to the North and thus affectec by the northern winds.
Fully organised and very close to Heraklion, the beach offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach.
 
Amoudara
The beach of Ammoudara (means in greek "big sandy beach"); is open to the North it is affected by the northern winds.
It is very well organised beach, offering a wide range of accommodation facilities in several hotels of all categories and rooms to let; food and drink is plenty in the taverns, restaurants, cafes and bars of the village.
The beach has also full facilities for swimming, sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas), safety (lifeguard service) and sea sports (including a windsurfing school located at the western end of the beach; the course lasts one week).
Some parts of this long beach are not organised at all; those who prefer a more natural environment, less crowded, will find here a place suitable for them.
Access from Herkleio is very easy by public buses with frequent service and taxi, as well as by private or rented car and motorbikes.
 
Tobrouk
The strange name of the beach is owed to a beach tavern called so and it covers the eastern end of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion. It is a sandy beach affected by the northern winds, situated at a distance of some 10 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East
 
Very well organised beach, close to Heraklion, it offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach.
Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus, running very frequently, taxi from Heraklion and rented and private car and motorbikes.
 
Hani Kokkini
With this name it is known the long sandy beach in front of the homonymous village, almost along the road, quite noisy and crowded in summer.  Fully open to the Cretan Sea, it is affected by the northern winds. It is found 12 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East.
Fully organised and very close to Heraklion, the beach offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (numerous sunbeds, umbrellas and showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach.
As it is very close to the road, it is very popular to young people. The beach bars with the loud modern music make it an ideal place for all those preferring "high volume" amusement.
 
Gournes
The beach of Gournes is found at the homonymous village, 2 kilometres eastern to the tourist resort of Chani Kokkini and 17 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. It is a sandy beach open to the North and affected by the northern winds.
 
Gournes is a well organised beach, close to Heraklion; it offers full accommodation facilities in the hotels, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes of the nearby tourist resorts.
Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports are also available on the beach. The short distance (approximately 1 kilometer) from the beaches of Gouves at the East and Chani Kokkini at the West provide good alterntives for swimming.
Apart from the marvellous sea, at Gournes it is worth seeing one of the most modern Aquarium in Greece, with a Research Centre of the Mediterranean Sea life. The Centre has been inaugurated in 2005 and it is already open to visitors.
Access from Heraklion is very easy by public bus, running very frequently, taxi from Heraklion and rented and private car and motorbikes.
 
Gouves
The beach of Gouves is the sandy beach in front of the village Kato Gouves, a popular and well developed tourist resort, some 18 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, the beach is affected by the northern winds.
 
Fully organised and very close to Heraklion, the beach offers full accommodation facilities in many hotels of any kind and category, food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas ) and sea sports are also available on the beach.
The short distance (approximately 2 kilometer) from the beaches of Gournes and Chani Kokkini at the West and Analipsi at the East provide good alterntives for swimming.
Access from Heraklion is very easy by public bus, running very frequently, taxi from Heraklion and rented and private car and motorbikes.
 
Analipsi
The beach of Analipsi is a beach close to the popular and well developed tourist resort of Kato Gouves, 20 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, this sandy beach is affected by the northern winds. Well organised, close enough to Heraklion and the tourist resorts of Kato Gouves and Chani Kokkini, the beach covers all the needs of the visitors in accommodation and food and drink. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas ) and sea sports are also available.
 
The end of the beach is much less crowded, so if you like being isolated, you may find the place it fits you at this part of the beach.  Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus, running regularly, taxi from Heraklion and rented and private car and motorbikes.
 
Anissaras
The beach of Anissaras, a sandy beach close to the popular and well developed tourist resort of Kato Gouves, is found 20 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. Open to the Cretan Sea, the beach is affected by the northern winds. The seabed is partly rocky, which makes it suitable for snorkelling.
 
Well organised, close enough to Heraklion and the tourist resorts of Kato Gouves and Chani Kokkini, the beach covers all the needs of the visitors in accommodation and food and drink. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas ) and sea sports are also available.
The end of the beach is much less crowded, so if you like being isolated, you may find the place it fits you at this part of the beach.
Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus, running regularly, taxi from Heraklion and rented and private car and motorbikes.
 
Hersonisos Beach
Limanakia beach
Situated some 28 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East and close to Limenas Chersonissou, Limankia are some tiny sandy beaches open to the North and affected by the northern winds.
The beaches are not organised at all; accommodation food and drink can be found at the nearby tourist resort of Limenas Chersonissou. No facilities for swimming or sunbathing are available; here you will enjoy only the natural environment and the crystal clear sea. The small size of the beaches and the lack of facilities are the reason for being quiet enough, as few people choose them; only the one closer to Limenas may be more crowded.
Access from Heraklion is possible by bus, with frequent service, taxi  and rented and private cars and motorbikes.
Beach at the very west of Limenas Chersonissou
This beach is situated some 28 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East and
very close to Limenas Chersonissou at the West. In fact, it is a wide even rocky area, near the beach of the nudists. Open to the Cretan Sea, it is affected by the northern winds. Its rocky seabed makes it ideal for snorkelling.
The beach is not organised at all; accommodation food and drink can be found at the nearby tourist resort of Limenas Chersonissou. No facilities for swimming or sunbathing are available; here you will enjoy only the natural environment and the crystal clear sea.
Access from Heraklion is possible by bus, with frequent service, taxi  and rented and private cars and motorbikes.
The beach of Nudists
Situated some 28 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East and
very close to Limenas Chersonissou, this beach too is nothing more but an even rocky area with sand here and there. Open to the North, it is affected by the northern winds. Due to the rocky seabed it is very good for snorkelling.
The beach is not organised at all; accommodation food and drink can be found at the nearby tourist resort of Limenas Chersonissou. No facilities for swimming or sunbathing are available; here you will enjoy only the natural environment and the crystal clear sea. This beach is the only spot all over Chersonissos were nudism is allowed. However, don't expect to be isolated; the beach is very close to the road, with several people passing by.
Access from Heraklion is possible by bus, with frequent service, taxi  and rented and private cars and motorbikes.
 
Stalida
The beach of Stalida is a shallow, sandy beach in front of the resort, it is open to the North and fully affected by the northern winds; when there is wind, wonderful huge waves break on the coast, giving a fascinating impression; however, in such cases swimming is dangerous, especially for the less experienced swimmers who should be very cautious and comly with the lifesavers' instructions.
 
Very well organised and close enough to Heraklion, the beach can satisfy all the needs of the visitors in accommodation ( a wide range of lodging in hotels, studios and rooms to let), food and drink as well as in swimming and sea sport facilities. And, if you feel like wandering around, the beaches of Malia at the East and those of Chersonissos at the West, offer very good alternatives.
Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus, taxi and rented and private car and mortorbikes.
The beaches of the area are all beautiful, some of them sandy and suitable for swimming and others rocky and ideal for snorkelling.
 
Malia
The beach of Malia is a more than 6 kilometres long beach, one of the most extented beaches of the prefecture and, although affected by the northern winds it is very popular.
 
The beach is very well organised, offering  good accommodation in several hotels and rooms to let and food and drink in taverns, restaurants and cafes; facilities for swimming and and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas ) and sea sports are also available. Being close to to Heraklion and to Limenas, it gets crowded in summer.
And, if you feel like wandering around, the beach of Stalida at the West, the quiet beach of  Potamos and the beaches of Lasithi at the East, are some of the choices you have.
Access from Heraklion is very easy following the National road; public buses run frequently and you can always use a taxi and of course rented or private cars and motorbikes.

Facilities

  • Reception and information desk
  • Breakfast room
  • Cafe – Bar
  • Pool
  • Large common use verandas
  • Free WI-FI
  • 24hr hot water in the apartments
  • Spacious and safe parking

Why Us

  • Reasonable prices.
  • Quiet and comfortable environment.
  • Easy access to beaches.
  • Easy access to the city of Heraklion.

Services

  • Car/motorbike rentals*
  • Restaurant bookings*
  • Housekeeping

* Upon request