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The old paradise of hippies
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Category: Heraklion Matala


Matala is located very far away from the tourist places of northern Heraklion, we drove about 70 km and the weather was incredibly hot that day. However, the golden sand, the crystal clear waters and the mysterious rocks that stand right above you, are definitely a reward once you get there. Though, that day the beach was very crowded still I enjoyed the beauty of the place. It is worth to make a stop and enjoy a coffee. Matala was popular especially during the 1960s, the time of the hippies movement where they gathered inside the caves as a sign of rebellion. Today these caves are considered protected archaeological areas and they are fenced. If you are a fan of this era like me, you will soon feel the carelessness atmosphere of those years. Also from Matala, visitors can take the small boats for a tour around the area.



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Much crowded and noisy
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Category: Heraklion Malia


We had at first booked a hotel room in Malia for 8 nights but after two days there, I couldn't find some peace. All you see is drunken British with a beer at hand. It is really a shame because the area around is so nice amd the beach is so clean. We immediately packed our things and looked for a hotel room somewhere else, in the close villages. After a lot of effort (it was middle August, the most crowded time to go for holidays in Crete), we found a room in Hersonissos, not that high class as our hotel in Malia but at least quieter.



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Beach parties all night
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Category: Heraklion Amoudara


Amoudara is a beach very close to Heraklion, just past the stadium of the city. It is actually a tourist resort withy a large 5km beach and a waterfront with tourist shops, bars and restaurants. Most bars are actually cafeterias with loud music, not clubs. The beach has umbrellas and it is better to go in the evening, when families and kids leave and youngsters remain to start their beach parties.



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Very tourist place
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Category: Heraklion Hersonissos


Hersonissos is one of the most tourist places in Crete. Its location is perfect for excursions and the village offers all amenities. The beach close to the village is excellent, although it gets very crowded in August. We go to Hersonissos for three years in the row and we were impressed that this year most tourists were Germans and Russians. Along the beach, there are many beach bars and taverns. My advice: rent a car for three four days and make excursions in the areas around Hersonissos, in particular Heraklion, Malia, Agia Pelagia and Sissi. If you don't like crowds, there are many quiter beaches close by.



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Not great sea but quiet
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Category: Heraklion Lygaria


We stayed in Agia Pelagia but didn't like the beach because it was too crowded. So, we decided to look for other beaches in the area with less yelly tourists, which was very difficult in the middle of August. However, we did found Lygaria, a couple of km from Agia Pelagia. The water was not the best but it was a nice, calm beach mostly with locals and nice, quiet taverns by the sea. I thought this beach was lovely and used to go there for three or four times on the row.



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Malia
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Category: Heraklion Malia


Malia has the best taverns on Crete. Very friendly staff and nice drinks. There I ate the best dakos and onion pies. The beach is also nice and very long. Also very crowded, so get your own umbrella because you might not find anyone left.



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