Beaches in the area of Tsoutsouras

The general area of Tsoutsouras is in the southeast part of the Heraklion Prefecture, and is of great archaeological interest.

Along the coastline which runs all the way from Tsoutsouras to the beach at Peristeriona at the east, you will find many truly beautiful beaches – some are popular and so busy, others remain isolated and so deserted.

Beginning the expedition, from west to east, the first beach is that of Tsoutsouras, by the village of the same name. They sit at the foot of an daunting mountain at the mouth of the Mintri Gorge, where once stood the city of Inatos.

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The village has a small harbour, where equally small boasts can be beached: to either side bays have formed, with an overall length of 2 km. Both have sand and pebbles and clear water.

  • location Tsoutsouras, Minoa, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • other facilities Yes - enough
  • free camping No

This is basically two quiet bays at the eastern end of the Tsoutsouras area, each with deep blue waters, sand, rocks in the sea and on shore alike. Thus, the beach is not organized, but all you need (rent-rooms, hotels, tavernas and so on) can be obtained nearby at Tsoutsouras.

  • location Tsoutsouras, Minoa, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes - in some areas

Going along to the east, towards Keratokampos, the next beach you meet is Larinaki.

  • location East of Tsoutsouras, Minoa, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - limited choices
  • nudism Yes
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes

This is right next door to the organized seaside settlement of Keratokampos. Here is a small harbour with boats and the local fishing-smacks. If you have a boat, inflatable or other sort, you can drop in here to enjoy the beautiful coastline of the Viannos region.

  • location Keratokampos, Viannos, Heraklio
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes

The beach of Kapsali (or Peristerionas, meanining the Pigeon or Dove) is close to a Cape of the same name (Peristerionas): between Keratokampos and Arvi. Isolated and without development, it is sandy..

  • location Keratokampos, Viannos, Heraklio
  • dinning No
  • nudism Yes
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes

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