The beaches of Tsoutsouras

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Tsoutsouras has a small harbour: to its either side bays have formed. Both Toutsouras beaches have sand and pebbles and clear water

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.

At several places in front of the beach you will find tamarisk trees in whose shade you can take your ease. The beach is well-equipped – umbrellas and sunbeds. The village, alas, sprawls, but you will find rent-rooms, small hotels, tavernas and everything to ensure you enjoy a comfortable vacation.

In the bay to the west of the harbour are some attractive caves.

The best known is the Drakospilia (The Dragon’s Cave); and thereby hangs a tale or two: the locals say they found the skeleton of just such a beast inside!

Tsoutsouras acts as a jumping-off point for a number of excursions to the surrounding areas, including the several beaches within a short walk or you can go by boat).

For example, a footpath takes you to the strands of Maridaki and Aghios Nikitas in 15 or so minutes. Or, to the north, of the village you can find the cave where was worshipped the goddess of childbirth, Eileithyia.

To the east of Tsoutsouras you will find the beaches of Pourgonero and Dermatos.

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  • location Tsoutsouras, Minoa, Heraklio
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Sandy, Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

    There are umbrellas, sun beds and showers. Also, on the beach water sports services can be provided.

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Access Info

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Distance: 63 km from Heraklion.

By car/motorcycle: From Heraklion take the road for Arkalohori; thence make for Tsoutsouros, following the signs you meet. Be aware that the road after Arkalohori plenty of bends.

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