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BEACHES

Discover the most important sights of the area and explore them!
Matala beach

Matala beach

Matala is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete and certainly the most famous beach of Heraklion. It is famous for the carved caves.

Matala is located at the exit of a...

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Martsalo beach

Martsalo beach

Martsalo is a secluded beach in the west Asterousia Mountains, one of the most inaccessible areas of Heraklion.

At the beginning of the route you will find the lovely church of Panagia ...

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Kokkinos Pirgos beach

Kokkinos Pirgos beach

Kokkinos Pirgos is located  close to the town of Tymbaki. In front of the village, there is a very long sandy beach, which starts here and extends for several kilometers to the southeast,...

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Red beach

Red beach

The Red Beach is located just 800m south of Matala famous resort. To get here you have to walk a trail that begins north of the settlement of Matala and crosses the hill north of Matala....

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Komos beach

Komos beach

Kommos (or Komos) is actually the southernmost and the most isolated part of the huge beachfront of Mesara Bay.

The northern part of Kommos, Potamos or Potamoserma, is a favorite destination...

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Kali Limenes beach

Kali Limenes beach

Kali Limenes (i.e. Good Ports) is the largest seaside village in Asterousia Mountains. It is one of the very few coastal areas of Asterousia, where you can get through asphalt road.

The ...

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Vathi beach

Vathi beach

Vathi is an ideal destination for anyone seeking for the ultimate relaxation.

The beach is shaped at the exit of a small gorge, surrounded by long cliffs. The circular bight of the bay...

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Agiofarago beach

Agiofarago beach

The beach of Agiofarago is located at the exit of the homonym Gorge of Agiofarago. To get there you must either cross the gorge, by easy hiking of about 30-50’, or catch a boat from Matala,...

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Agia Galini beach

Agia Galini beach

East of the port of Agia Galini starts a huge beachfront, which stretches east to Kokkinos Pirgos. The sea in the area is almost always calm. The part of the beach near the port is very well...

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Sightseeing
Agia Galini beach Agia Galini beach BEACHES

Agia Triada Agia Triada ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

The gorge of Samaria The gorge of Samaria NATURAL LANDSCAPES