Top Cretan beaches
Discover the top Cretan beaches you must visit on Crete. Find brief info about these destinations on Crete, that you can easily access with your rented car. Starting to drive direct from the airport or you can pick it up from your hotel.
Goúves or Kato Gouves (Greek: Γούβες) is a town and former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since 2011, local government reform it is part of the municipality Hersonissos, of which it is a municipal unit. It lies a few kilometres east of Heraklion.
Anissaras is located 25 km east of Heraklion and 1 km west of Hersonissos. The area of Anissaras is part of the unique stretch of Cretan coastline from Kokkini Hani to Malia.
Analipsis is roughly 24 kilometres east of Heraklion, shortly after Gouves and before Anissaras. It is also known as Analipsis Hersonissou, as it is very close to the seaside resort of Hersonissos.
Stalida (Greek: Σταλίδα, older form Stalis) is a village that lies between Malia and Hersonissos on the north coast of Crete, Greece. It is a lively resort, attracting tourists from many European countries. It has a long, sandy beach and a variety of bars and tavernas. Popular with families, it is 30 km from Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion.
Quieter than the neighbouring resorts of Malia and Hersonissos, Stalis has a more relaxed atmosphere and still has a wide array of bars and restaurants.
Limenas Chersonisou (Greek Λιμένας Χερσονήσου), is a former fishing village on the north coast of Crete. The place is located about 26 km east of Heraklion and about 43 km west of Ag. Nikolaos Colloquially the name is mostly abbreviated to Límin Chersonísou.
Limenas Chersonisou (Greek Λιμένας Χερσονήσου (m. Sg.), Limenas Chersonisou, "port of the peninsula") is a former fishing village on the north coast of Crete. The place is located about 26 km east of Heraklion and about 43 km west of Ag. Nikolaos Colloquially the name is mostly abbreviated to Límin Chersonísou.
Limenas Chersonisos is very much shaped by tourism. There are numerous shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the town centre. Because of the nightlife on the waterfront, the place is especially popular with younger people. Away from the main streets, there are also quieter areas of the town with less touristy restaurants and residential buildings. In addition to tourism, agriculture is another important branch of the economy. About a kilometre above the village are the villages of Chersonissos (the small port of which was once today's coastal town), Piskopiano and Koutouloufari. These are more geared towards tourism for families and less towards mass tourism for younger people. The main road through these three villages is lined on both sides by a multitude of restaurants in the middle-priced sector. Find Car rental at Hersonissos