Anissaras Beach is located 25 km to the east of Heraklion on the north coast of Crete in Greece.
There are quite a few hotels located in this area, and the beach can be accessed by everyone. There are many rocky shelves which create little coves and perfect pools for the kids to explore.
Fronting onto this beach are Aldemar Cretan Village, the Aldemar Knossos Royal Hotel and Royal Villas, Aks Annabelle Village Hotel, Caldera, Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa, a little further west, actually on Lyttos beach, is Hotel Serita. So you can see there are lots of resorts on this beach.
The next beach to the west is Agkisaras, then Lyttos, then Analipsi. A little further to the west is Kato Gouves. To the east is a rocky point named Cape Sarandaris, then the bay widens out to become Hersonissos, one of the busiest resort beaches in the whole of Crete. On the point is a sweet little white chapel named Agios Giorgos.
Therefore Anissaras is an ideal place to collect your hire car and start your tour around the island to discover and explore the magnificent of Crete.