Trafoulas or Dragon Bay is a fantastically secluded beach that lies 4km east of Lendas and 69km south of the city Heraklion. This picturesque spot is the result of a beautiful canyon that empties at the Cape Trafoulas, and serves as the perfect destination for a day trip. According to local legend, the beach was visited by Minos and his men, while his wife, Pasiphae, and her entourage often bathed at the neighboring Loutra beach. To get to the beach, you have to drive a wild road that starts from Lendas harbour and heads to the village of Krotos. There is also the option to reach Trafoulas by boat from Lendas. The beach is known to locals as Psili Ammos, which translates to Fine Sand, and is renowned for its deep clear waters, greyish gravel and smooth rocks. It is also surrounded by tall cliffs that descend steeply into the water. The beach is suitable for naturists, however, it can get quite sunny without any shade apart from the caves. Climbers will also appreciate the area for its rocky cliffs, which have been carved into beautiful marble sculptures.