Beaches in the area of Asterousia (Central)

At the south edge of the Heraklion Prefecture, the Asteroussia Mountain range presents a barrier of rocky peaks that run parallel to the coast-line – from Cape Lithino to Tsoutsoura. In their shadow are many delightful beaches – some isolated, others more popular and crowded.

Starting the tour to the south of the central portion of the Asteroussia and going from west to east, the first beach you meet is Dyskos.

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Beaches in the Area of Lenta
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Dyskos is a small village with a lovely long beach, very close to Lenta. The beach has both sand and small pebbles and very clear green waters than deepen abruptly. 

  • location Lentas, Gortina, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • other facilities Yes - limited
  • free camping Yes - in some areas
Loutra and Trafoulas
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A passable dirt-road reaches this attractive beach from Lenta. Isolated, it has coarse sand and pebbles, ideal for lovers of spearfishing. Though it is not developed, yet you will find some tavernas and rentable rooms nearby.

  • location East of Lentas, Gortina, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - limited choices
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • accommodation Yes - limited choices
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes
Trypiti
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This takes its name from the church of the Panagia Trypitis: built in a cave (=hole=trypa) in the gorge. The beach is extensive, but not affected by the strong local winds..

  • location East of Lentas, Gortina, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - limited choices
  • nudism Yes
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes
Katarti and Salamia
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A very small and secluded beach, with pebbles and deep very clear water – ideal for underwater exploration, it is located at the exit of a small gorge. As such it is cut off and accessible most readily from the sea.

  • location East of Tripiti, Gortina, Heraklio
  • dinning No
  • nudism Yes
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes
Beaches near Kapetaniana
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The beach in front of its village is quiet, with sand, pebbles and deep crystal-clear waters, perfect for spear-fishing and camping. There is no organized infrastructure on the beach, but nearby are some restaurants and rooms to rent.

  • location Aghios Ioannis, Gortina, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • accommodation Yes - limited choices
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes
Koudoumas
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This quiet and secluded beach is located between Aghios Ioannis and the Monastery of Koudoumas. To get there on foot, follow a path from Aghios Ioannis to the Monastery: a beautiful journey of about an hour that passes through pine forests. 

  • location Koudoumas Monastery, Gortina, Heraklio
  • dinning No
  • nudism No
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes

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