Beaches in Heraklion
West of the city and less than 5 Km away towards Ammoudara there are beaches and night activities as well. The most beautiful beaches are located east of Heraklion and start from Karteros beach
(5 Km away) until Sissi (40 Km away).
About 10 km easternly of Heraklion. One of the biggest resorts of northern coast of Crete, Agia Pelagia is enough popular and allocates two smaller splendid sandy beaches. Here you will find all the goods of hotels and all the facilities and services are provided for a pleasant stay.
Karteros is found easternly in a distance of 7 kilometres from the city of Heraklion. The Coast is very big in length and organised. Deck chairs, beach bars, cafes and taverns are widely available in the region. In order to go to the Coast you can take a bus or taxi from Heraklion.
The beach of Matala is 65 km southly-western of Heraklion , in a good state. The beach is opened as an embracement in Livyko Sea. The golden sand, the clean waters, and the mystic rocks bring a lot of visitors here. The village is prone in each commercialisation and there are shops with souvenirs, cafeterias, etc Today Matala tries to restore the picture of unconcern of the sixties for which it was famous and it is worth visiting. The beach is beautiful and it has been maintained relatively well and it deserves a bypass here for coffee and perhaps a plunge and afterwards you may visit the also special beaches of Komou or Kalamakiou. There are also camping, restaurants, taverns.