Heraklion town area Beaches

Karteros beach

Located at the east exit of Gorge Karteros, 7km from Heraklion, the Bay of Karteros is a destination of cultural and historical importance. Named after the Byzantine General Krateros, who attempted to liberate Crete from the Saracens in 824AC, the bay has seen significant development over the years, with two villages – Karteros and Amnissos...
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Ammoudara beach

Ammoudara is a stunning beach located just 1km west of Heraklion’s center. It stretches from the mouth of the Giofyros River to the mouth of the Almyros River, extending 7km in total. It is renowned for its long sandy beach and for attracting thousands of tourists every year. Visitors can find the perfect spot for...
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