Istron - Beach of Voulisma
Voulisma is one of the most popular beaches near Agios Nikolaos due to Sea water which is clear, turquoise, gently sloping bottom with normal depth, without shallows and pits and the second of the three bays of Istron village.
Popular is also because is well equipped and organized, The water is usually clean, but storms sometimes bring rubbish.
Istron village is close to Kalo Chorio and is about 12 km east of Agios Nikolaos and 22 km north of Ierapetra. Approximately 500 meters east of Kalo Chorio is located Voulisma beach or Golden Beach. Its length is about 700 meters and is the largest beach of Kalo Chorio.
In front of the touristic settlement, there is a nice sandy beach with turquoise waters. The sea surface is mainly flat, because the beach has easterly orientation. while winds in Crete come mainly from the west. The beach is organised with umbrellas, sunbeds and water sports.
It is easily accessible, as it is located on the main road, which has also parking space. In the surrounding area of the beach, there are no industries. The whole area near Voulisma Beach is accordingly considered as a tourist resort with a lot of hotels and apartments.
If you decide to arrive by car, Voulisma is 1 hour from Heraklion (the capital), 40 minutes from Hersonissos, 30 minutes from Malia and only 15 minutes from Agios Nikolaos. Parking will not be a problem; in fact, you will find a large and free one right on the beach, or you can decide to leave your car in the parking lot on Old Road.
It will be a nice day getaway with your rented car from Okay rent a car. Check cars.
Keep in mind that, especially on weekends but generally in high season, the beach is quite visited, so try to arrive as soon as possible, so that you can admire the bay of Voulisma as nature has done!
Everyone likes Voulisma beach: families with children, families without children, singles, couples, young people ... I would say that you can't really lose it!