Agiofarago beach is located about 80 km south of Heraklion city, at the exit of the Agiofarago gorge. It is a spectacular beach, with small pebbles and crystal clear waters, which are usually very calm. A beautiful arch is formed on the west of the beach, beneath which you can swim. Just above, there are towering vertical cliffs, standing imposingly. To get to Agiofarago beach, you either have to cross the gorge with an easy hike of about 30-50 minutes
or take a boat from Matala, Agia Galini, or Kali Limenes. We definitely recommend the first, as the path between the vertical cliffs of the gorge is breathtaking. On the way, you will see large caves in which hermits live and the chapel of St. Anthony, with a well outside where the hermits are supplied with their water. Generally, it is a very quiet beach despite the fact that it is usually crowded and definitely worth a day trip! For nature lovers, it’s a must-see!
Trainers, water and sunscreen are necessary.
And always remember respect nature,
DO NOT LITTER!