Heraklion Water Sports beaches
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: 13 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: Hani Kokkini is a busy, lively beach resort with many tourist facilities and watersports centres along the coast.
Location: 27 km west of Heraklion Town
Description: A lovely village with some tourist development, Fodele has a long sandy beach and some delicious taverns along the shore.
Location: 20 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: Analipsi is a lovely beach resort with many tourist facilities and watersports centres.
Location: 16 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: Kato Gouves is a popular tourist resort between Heraklion and Hersonissos. It is much developed with hotels, watersports centres and organized beaches.
Location: 8 km east of Heraklion Town
Description: This is a pleasant beach resort close to Heraklion Town, on the northern side of Crete. It usually gets very popular in summer.
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