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Platania Beach

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The beach of Platania is situated about 6 km. east of Rethymnon.

Misiria Beach at Rethumno

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The Missiria is actually a suburb of Rethymno, within walking distance from the city center, just 3 km to the east and on the long sandy beach. Access from Rethymnon is very easy with regular and frequent bus, taxi and rented or private cars and motorcycles.

Located on the north side of the island and 10 km from the town of Rethymno. Great sandy beach is the beach of Platanias.

Pigianos Kampos Beach

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Great sandy beach is the beach of Pigianos Kampos. There are several large hotels, but you will find some more isolated spots where you can swim in peace.

Sfakaki Beach

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It lies about 11 km away from Rethymno on the road to Heraklion. Large sandy beach with crystal clear waters.

It lies about 12 km away from Rethymno on the road to Heraklion. Large sandy beach with crystal clear waters.

Skaletas Beach

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Scaleta Beach on the north coast of Crete, 12 km from the town of Rethymno. It is a beautiful long beach and offers a wide variety of services and activities.

Spilies Beach at Skaleta

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Follow the highway to Heraklion, just past the Scaletta will find a gas station ,immediately after turn right on a dirt road, after a while you're at the beach. A small bay with large cliffs right and left.

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The beach is Geropotamos about 20 km east of Rethymnon next to the highway Rethymnon-Heraklion, under the eponymous bridge. The name comes from the river Geropotamos that leads to this beach.

Lavris Beach at Lauris

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Two small creeks that allow swimmers to swim even when the sea has waves. Generally you will find an organized state and two inlets located in front of well known hotels in the area.

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Panormou Beach

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This is a beach with golden sands and turquoise waters. The rocky shores around are a natural work of art.

Skepastis Beach

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Small bay surrounded by rocks. Crystal-clear waters and pebbles.

Mpali Beach

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Mpali is located 34km east of Rethymno. This is one of the most popular resorts of the county.

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Secluded pebbled beach with green water. It is a non organized beach and you need to bring all your essentials.

Deserted Beach at Sises

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Desert sand and pebbles. There has been some form of organization but you can go to the small port next to the beach where you will find a tavern.

Agia Galini is located 58 km south of Rethymnon. The beach of Agia Galini is well organized and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the clear shallow waters.

The beach is located 58 km southeast of Rethymnon and 2-3 kilometers east of the village of Agia Galini, just after the river and has large pebbles and rocky bottom. The beach is sheltered from strong winds.

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The beach of Agios Georgios is situated 62 kilometers far from Rethymnon (7 kilometers west of Ayia Galini) and is a beautiful pebble beach is sheltered from strong winds. It is non organized and must have with you the essentials.

Agios Pavlos is located south of Rethymno, engulfed by 30m high sand dunes that end in a secluded beach of thin pebbles and beautiful waters. An ideal beach to spend a summer day, near the village of Agios Pavlos.

It is located in distance of 58 kilometers from Rethymno and 50 kilometers from Agia Galini village. Visit it if you want to escape in a calm beach far from the crowd and the trouble.

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Triopetra East Beach

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The name of Triopetra comes from the three rocks that are in the sea (Triopetra means ‘three stones’ in Greek). It’s about 12 km from Akoumia village.

Triopetra West Beach

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The name of Triopetra comes from the three rocks that are in the sea (Triopetra means ‘three stones’ in Greek). It’s about 12 km from Akoumia village.

Akoumia Beach

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Located 51 km south of Rethymno and 12 kilometers south of the village and is a nice and long pebble beach, perfect for snorkeling. The beach is sheltered from strong winds.

Ligres Beach at Kerames

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Ligres is an isolated beach 45 minutes away from Rethymno and 7 km from the village Kerames. Here you can find some piece of your mind because there is no electricity, telephone or other useless devices.

Agia Foteini Beach

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The beach of Agia Fotini is located 39 km south of Rethymnon, it has thick sand and pebbles, while not missing the rocks. The beach is not organized at all but there is a tavern.

Kerames Beach

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Located 48 km south of Rethymno and 3 kilometers south of the village Kerames and is a beautiful pebbled beach ideal for snorkeling. The beach is sheltered from the winds and the organization does not provide for visitors.

Sandy beach with shallow waters of the Libyan Sea, ideal for families. The beach is relatively organized.

Kalamaki Beach

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Beach sands of the Libyan Sea, caution in entering the water as it is slippery and there are large slabs. On the beach with sun loungers etc.

Kommos Beach at Kalamaki

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Located after Kalamaki to Matala. On the south side of the beach is the archaeological site of Kommos.

Matala Beach

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The Matala beach is located 65 km southwest of Heraklion overlooking the Libyan Sea. The golden sand, clear water, rocks and mystic brings many visitors here.

Beautiful sandy beach on the Libyan Sea, very close to Matala beach. It is a nudist beach and you can reach there either by boat or 30 minutes walking on the path that starts in Matala.

Vathy Beach at Matala

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Beautiful sandy beach deserted the Libyan Sea. It is not organized.

Agiofarango is a small canyon south of Matala and west of the Kali ports in the prefecture of Heraklion. There are several ways you can go to Agiofarago.

Small beach near the beach Lentas. On the beach there are several armirikia trees offering shade almost all day.

Lentas Beach

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Smaller beach where you can find wonderful sea. The beach is sandy with a few trees for shade.

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Loutra Beach at Lentas

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Pebbled beach, located 78 kilometers south of Heraklion and 3 km away from Lentas - you can go by car. On the west side of the beach you can do nudity.

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Not organized beach with pebbles and sand. You can go only on foot or by boat from Lentas.

Trypitis Beach at Krotos

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A very special beach with sand and pebbles in the south of Heraklion. An ancient Minoan city has been there.

The beach is about Koudouma 80 km from Heraklion. It took its name from the monastery Koudouma is there, part of which is built inside a cave.

Treis Ekklisies Beach

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Great beach with pebbles. One of the cleanest beaches in the south of Heraklion.

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Small pebbled beach with crystal clear waters. It is located 85 kilometers south-southeast of Heraklion and 3-4 kilometers from the village and the beach Tsoutsouros (dirt road).

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The beach of Agios Nikitas is located 4-5 kilometers from the village and the beach Tsoutsouros (dirt road). The pebbled beach is not organized.

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Tsoutsouros Beach

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The beach Tsoutsouros is about 60 km from Heraklion, located south of the county overlooking the Libyan Sea. Large in size the beach is sandy and clean.

Dermatos Beach

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Beautiful beach with armirikia trees offering shade in the summer months. In the Anapodaris flows, the longest river in the prefecture of Heraklion.

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Listis Beach at Dermatos

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Extension of the beach is the beach Dermatas Robber. A wonderful place where a natural bay of huge volumes of rock forms a beautiful pebbled beach shelter.

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Keratokampos Beach

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The Keratokambos is a large beach with pebbles in some places the change in sand. In the eastern part of the beach dunes are isolated, allowing an undisturbed bath.

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Arvis Beach

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Located on the southeast coast of the prefecture of Heraklion is 80 km from Heraklion. The beach is sandy and not very organized.

Faflagkos Beach

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Fodele Beach

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The beach is located 3 km north of the picturesque village Fodele and just 23 km from Heraklion, about 1 km from National. The beach sand is organized and influenced by the northerly winds in the area.

Clean pebbled beach about 1 km away from the area of Agia Pelagia. On the beach you can find sun beds and umbrellas.

The beach is located 1 kilometer north of the tourist resort of Agia Pelagia and just 17 kilometers far from Heraklion. The beach is sandy and is influenced by the northerly winds in the area.

The beach in front of the busy tourist resort of Agia Pelagia is located 16 kilometers northwest from Iraklion, 1 kilometer from the National Road Heraklion Rethymno. The beach is a narrow strip of sand.

Lygarias Beach at Lugaria

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The beach is located just before Wicker Agia Pelagia and is about 15 km from Heraklion. It is organized, sandy beach and is usually less crowded, offers protection from strong winds and has some wonderful restaurants.

Palaiokastrou Beach

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Small pebbled beach located 10 km west from Heraklion. Relatively well organized beach with water sports because of the relative protection from the wind.

Ammoudara is large, organized, sandy beach, stretching in front of the homonymous village-important tourist resort in the open bay of Heraklion. Located 5 km west of Heraklion.

Karteros Beaches

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A number of beaches located adjacent to each other about 5 km from Heraklion. They are well organized beaches with many facilities for swimming and water sports (sunbeds, umbrellas, lifeguards, showers etc).

Chani Tou Kokkini Beach

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Hani tou Kokkini is located 14km east of Heraklion. East of the airport, the old highway goes along the coast.

Gournes Beach

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Gournes beach is a sandy beach near the village and tourist resort of Kokkini Hani on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 17 km east of Heraklion.

Gouves Beach

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Gouves beach is a sandy beach in front of the tourist resort of Kato Gouves on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 18 km east of Heraklion.

Kato Gouves Beach

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Kato Gouves beach is a sandy beach in front of the tourist resort of Kato Gouves. Well organized area, close to Heraklion, offering taverns and restaurants, which can meet the needs of visitors.

Analipsis Beach

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Analipsis beach is a sandy beach near the tourist resort of Kato Gouves, on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 20 km east of Heraklion.

Starting from the east is the beach front hotel Drepanos NANA. It is sandy and sheltered from north winds beach.

Stalidas Beach

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Stalis beach is a shallow sandy beach front resort of Stalis, on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 33 km east of Heraklion.

Malion Beach at Malia

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The beach of Malia is the long sandy beach stretching over 6 kilometers in front of the tourist resort of Malia, on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 37 km east of Heraklion.

Heraklion Port

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Malion Harbor at Malia

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Pantanassas Marina

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Kastri Anchorage

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Tsoutsouros Anchorage

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Lentas Anchorage

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Kaloi Limenes Anchorage

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Arvis Harbor

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Panormou Anchorage

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Mpali Anchorage

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Lygaria Beach

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Discover hidden and undiscovered beauty of Crete. The very interesting seafloor provides divers with an ideal environment for scuba diving in the Heraklion, Lygaria beach.

Heraklion Marina

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Marina

Heraklion Marina is small marina for leisure boats & small yachts situated in the old Venetian harbour and operated by the Ηeraklion Port Authority. It is located at the west end of the commercial harbor and offers good shelter.

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Malia Rock Climbing Field

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Rock Climbing Field

In Malia there are 3 sectors. During the summer It isit is possible to climb even during the hot days due to the shadow that the mountain provides.

Agiofaraggo Rock Climbing Field

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Rock Climbing Field

Agiofarango is situated within an imposing gorge that runs down to the sea and is a popular sport climbing venue in Crete. The climbing is situated on both sides of the gorge, which means that climbers can have sun or shadow no matter the season or time of the day.

Kapetanania Rock Climbing Field

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Thalori Kapetania is a complex of fifteen traditional restored houses. Kapetanania is a small village with amazing view of the Lybian sea.

Kato Gouves Village

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Kato Gouves (lower Gouves), which is built into the side of small Mt. Ederi, is in 300 meters height, with spectacular view.

Matala Caves

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Cave

No-one is actually certain when the caves of Matala were created. Current thinking is that they are Roman or Early Christian tombs.

Heraklion Kazantzakis Theater

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Modern Theater

Kazantzakis Theater is a garden theatre, located at the Cyprus park. The first time Kazantzakis Theater functioned as a theater was at World War II.

Aquarium of Heraklion

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Aquarium

Cretaquarium or Thalassocosmos (sea world) is a public aquarium situated near the town of Gournes 15 km east of Heraklion. In the aquarium, there are more than 2,500 Mediterranean and tropic sea creatures and species from 100 different areas.

At ‘Vegera’ restaurant in Zaros village, visitors can participate in the cooking procedure, with local women showing traditional Cretan recipes. Visitors could help Vivi, the owner, during the preparation of the daily menu!

Cooked in virgin olive oil using only fresh ingredients, would be ready to be savored by visitors on spot.

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The traditional cafenion of Sivas (cafe) is among the unique cafes in Greece. The walls are covered with Orthodox icons, proverbs, quotes and serenades.

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Sarantauga cafe

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Sarantauga, which means 40 eggs in Greek, is located in the central market of Heraklion and is an old traditional cafe dated back to 1924. A story says that the grandfather of the current owner, who was the founder, used to like many eggs, so he gave that name to his cafe.

Atlantis Diving Center Rethymno

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Diving Center

The Atlantis team offers diving training with PADI standards for beginners as well as advanced training with diving excursions for experienced divers. There are no mass dives but safe diving in smaller groups with individual care.

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Coral Diving Center at Annisaras

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Diving Center

The Team of CORAL Diving Center consists of multilingual Scuba Diving Instructors, Dive masters and Internship scholars. Each person’s enthusiasm and passion for their profession is a driving force to give all our DC clients the best service possible and to make their Scuba Dives and holidays a memorable experience.

Dive Center Creta Maris

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Diving Center

The state recognized Dive Center Creta Maris offers to all visitors of Hersonissos and the surrounding area a range of dive opportunities. The instructor team is authorized to conduct scuba diving courses of PADI, CMAS and BARAKUDA.

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Divers Club at Agia Pelagia Beach

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Diving Center

Diver’s Club Crete is a diving center with extensive experience in scuba diving training and fun diving. Since 1995, we offer a full range of PADI diving courses, IANTD/CMAS courses, NITROX courses, beach and boat dives in more than 20 different diving sites in North Crete.

European Diving Institute at Lygaria

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Diving Center

European Diving Institute is a diving center offering high quality of services for more than 10 years in Heraklion, Crete. The team composed of 8 persons makes the maximum every day to provide you the best services.

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Heraklion Diving Center

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Hippocampos Bali Dive Center

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Scuba Kreta

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Diving Center

SCUBAKRETA diving center is the most professionally run diving center at Heraklion, Hersonissos area. Officially licensed from the state, cooperates with the world`s biggest diving organization PADI.

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The STAY WET DIVING CENTER started operating in March 1995 with a few certified divers and expanded to one of the best organized diving bases in Crete. Recognized by the Greek Government, member of the PADI RESORT ASSOCIATION and certified by the quality control organization Veritas, keeps a high standard of security and service.

Knossos Palace

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Monument

The center of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete lay 5km south of Heraklion. Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years.

Hersonissos Town

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Town

Hersonissos is a big town on the north coast of Crete. Widely known as Crete’s party capital, the town attracts thousands of people looking nightlife and vibrant summer parties.

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