Psaromoura is a picturesque beach situated 22km northwest of Heraklion, and just 500m north of Agia Pelagia. It faces east and is sheltered from the northwest winds usually blowing in the area. It is a pebbly beach that is popular with locals and not as much with tourists. At the north end, there is a large rock with many foldings of the typical phyllitic stone of the wider area of Talea Range, which protects the beach from the waves.
Previously, Psaromoura was totally unorganized and one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Nowadays, it is a well-organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and a canteen serving drinks and cocktails. However, environmental organizations of Crete have requested multiple times for the removal of these umbrellas to return the beach to its original condition.
In order to arrive at Psaromoura from Agia Pelagia, one needs to drive past the Hotel Capsis Out of the Blue and head west for 100 meters. Then, take a right turn into a small road and look for the closed gate and sign “To the Beach”. After leaving the car, follow the path to the west, pass the gate and you will soon reach Psaromoura. If you go east from the gate, you will find Kladissos beach from above (which can only be accessed through the hotel).
The name Psaromoura is derived from the Greek words psari (fish) and mouri (cape), as it is located at a cape with fish.