BEACH OF AMNISSOS
A beautiful, long, sandy beach, located 7 km east of Heraklio, it attracts many tourists in the summer.
BEACH OF AGIA PELAGIA
An organised beach before the settlement of Agia Pelagia, situated 24 km north-west of Heraklio. It attracts many tourists in the summer.
BEACH OF KALI LIMENES
A wide, sandy beach, also known as Makria Ammos, west of Levina and the cape of Lenta, 82 km south-west of Heraklio.
BEACH OF MALIA
A crowded resort with thin, white sand and crystal waters, located 36 km east of Heraklio.
BEACH OF STALIS
One of the most crowded sandy beaches in Crete, it is situated by the highway, 33 km east of Heraklio.
BEACH OF CHANI KOKKINI
A wonderful beach with thin, white sand, 13 km east of Heraklio. The area is known for its north-west winds, which make the place ideal for wind-surfing.
BEACH OF LIMENAS HERSONISSOU
A beautiful sandy beach, the most crowded and developed in Crete. It is situated 27 km east of Heraklio, along a small peninsula.
BEACH OF MATALA
A beautiful beach with crystal waters, situated 70 km south-west of Heraklio. It is famous for the caves inside the rocks which were the legendary gathering place of the hippies, in the 1970's.
BEACH OF AMMOUDARA
An organised beach, covering a large extension of sand, with crystal waters. Situated 6 km west of Heraklio, it is swarmed with tourists in the summer.