Heraklion beaches

Heraklion beaches

All along the northern and the southern coasts of the region, visitors will discover amazing Heraklion beaches to relax. Around the tourist resorts, Heraklion beaches are organized with plenty of hotels, traditional taverns and watersports centres. However, many secluded bays are also found for total privacy and isolation, mostly on the southern coasts of Crete, which is less tourist-developed. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Heraklion Crete.

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Guide to 32 beaches

Discover our guide to 32 beautiful Heraklion beaches. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Heraklion. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: 67 km south west of Heraklion Town
Description: Matala is the most famous resort on the southern side of Heraklion Crete. The organized beach next to some strange rock formations offers a nice environment to relax.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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Location: 24 km north west of Heraklion Town
Description: Agia Pelagia is a lovely fishing village that turns into a tourist resort in summer. Its calm ambience and the beautiful beaches make it a nice family place.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club

Location: 70 km south west of Heraklion Town
Description: Tymbaki is a calm and relaxing beach on the south western side of Heraklion Crete, close to the famous resort of Matala.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

Location: 10 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: Tobrouk is located on the northern side of Crete and very close to popular tourist resorts. Its large beach and the watersports facilities make this beach crowded in summer.

Type: Sandy, Partly Organized

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Location: 23 km north west of Heraklion Town
Description: Lygaria is another beautiful beach close to the tourist resort of Agia Pelagia. It is actually a secluded cove nice for relaxation.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club

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Location: 5 km west of Heraklion Town
Description: Ammoudara is a very long, sandy beach with clean water. The organized coast and the close distance from Heraklion Town makes it very popular.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club, Windsurfing, Water sports

Location: 9 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: Amnissos is a long, sandy beach in close distance to Heraklion. The coast is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, watersports centres and beach bars.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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Location: 33 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: Stalida is a popular beach with many hotels around it. It is located between Hersonissos and Malia, east of Heraklion Town.

Type: Sandy, Organised, Party, Water sports

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Location: 36 km east of Heraklion
Description: Malia is the most popular beach resort of Heraklion and the most famous nightlife spot in Crete. It gets very popular and usually attracts people who go there for clubbing.

Type: Sandy, Organised, Party, Water sports

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Location: 28 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: The beaches around Hersonissos are among the most popular in Heraklion Crete. It is well organized and has many watersports centres.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Party, Diving Club, Water sports


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