Heraklion Lygaria beach

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Lygaria Heraklion: Lygaria is a soft sand beach situated 23 km north-west of Heraklion town. It is a lovely narrow stretch of sand with calm and warm waters. The sands are clean with parasols and chairs on the central part of the curvy stretch enclosed by tall lush green hills.

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It is popular as a perfect place to relax in a quaint setting after some partying at the well developed Agia Pelagia beach resort that lies close to Lygaria.

There are enough facilities and amenities with many taverns, cafes and souvenir shops lining the back of the narrow beach. There are rooms and apartments available for rent near Lygaria. The road in the hills leading to the beach is a little steep, so be careful while riding on your own.

Lygaria, as well as the beaches to its west, are safe from the Meltemia summer winds which can sometimes hit the northern coast of Crete. Lygaria is just 17km away from Heraklion to its northwest and it sits off the national highway to Rethymno. There are frequent bus services also to this area.

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2 Reviews
  • Jarka 25 Aug 2021
    Nice relaxing beach
    This is a very nice little beach with calm clear water.
    The beach is quite narrow with tavernas lining the shore. It is far away from the main road so you are protected from the fumes and there is a free car park at one end of the beach.
    A pair of sunbeds incl. an umbrella is 7 eur per day. The sunbeds are at a good distance from each other, so the beach does not get very crowded.
    No watersports at the beach as far we could tell, but you can rent a canoe.
    A big plus is also that there is a free mobile public toilet available which is not completely disgusting .
  • evibr3210 23 Jun 2008
    Not great sea but quiet
    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.