With this name it is known the part of the some kilometres long and wide beach within the bay of Heraklion, eastern to the city and the airport. Situated some 9 kilometres far from Heraklion, it is a sandy beach affected by the northern winds.
Fully organised by the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT), it offers accommodation facilities in numerous hotels of any kind and category,
food and drink in several fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars and cafes.
There are also facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sunbeds, umbrellas, showers), safety (lifeguards) and sea sports.