Surrounded by sandy beaches, Heraklion is a haven for travelers seeking sea and sun thrills during their holidays in Crete. Engage in active watersports, kick back on a sun lounger, or enjoy rejuvenating dives into crystal-clear waters.

  • Hersonissos Beach
  • Ammoudara Beach

Discover a wide variety of watersports at the gorgeous golden coastline of Hersonissos Beach. Take advantage of the ambient sea waters that are ideal for relaxing standup paddle boarding, high-powered jet skiing, or kayaking with small children. If you’re eager to see what’s beneath the surface, hop on the chance to sign up for scuba diving, available for novices and experienced divers alike.

Granted the coveted Blue Flag award to signify its cleanliness and pristine beauty, Amoudara Beach boasts soft white sand and azure waters while offering the comfort of sun loungers and large umbrellas. Just 5 km west of Heraklion, Amoudara is surrounded by plenty of beach bars and tavernas for those seeking amazing daybreaks by the sea.