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Drapanos beaches

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Beach description

Living on the island of Crete, about 28km east of Heraklion, you’ll find the popular tourist town of Hersonissos. It’s known for its array of beaches, particularly on the eastern side. Located a short 2km distance from the Hersonissos port, these delightful coves extend up to the Drapanos Cape. The most vibrant among them is Star Beach, known for being one of the island’s busiest spots.

As you travel further east, there are several small, scenic sandy and pebbly coves that offer a feeling of tranquillity. Some of these secluded spots enjoy cool water due to the presence of freshwater springs in the sea. Next to these coves, you’ll find the Lychnostatis Folklore Museum, a place where visitors can delve into the historical Cretan way of life.

The final beach in the Hersonissos vicinity is located in front of the Nana Beach Hotel, at the edge of Drapano Cape, and is accessible by heading east. This well-maintained beach has sunbeds and a lifeguard on duty, with a variety of water sports and beach bars available. Thanks to the protection offered by two long piers, this beach enjoys calm waters all year round, as it’s shielded from the north winds.

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Most frequent asked questions

What are the Drapanos beaches?

The Drapanos beaches are a collection of beaches located in the Drapanos area of Crete, Greece.

How many beaches are there in Drapanos?

There are three main beaches in Drapanos: Almyrida Beach, Kera Beach, and Ombrogialos Beach.

Are the Drapanos beaches suitable for swimming?

Yes, the Drapanos beaches are suitable for swimming. However, it is important to check the water conditions before entering the water.

Are there any water sports available at the Drapanos beaches?

Yes, there are various water sports available at the Drapanos beaches, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near the Drapanos beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near the Drapanos beaches, offering a variety of food and drink options.

Is there parking available near the Drapanos beaches?

Yes, there is parking available near the Drapanos beaches, although it may be limited during peak season.

Are the Drapanos beaches family-friendly?

Yes, the Drapanos beaches are family-friendly, with shallow waters and various activities suitable for children.

Is there any accommodation available near the Drapanos beaches?

Yes, there are various accommodation options available near the Drapanos beaches, including hotels, apartments, and villas.

What is the water colour of the Drapanos beaches?

The water colour of the Drapanos beaches is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Drapanos beaches?

The Drapanos beaches has sand.

How deep is the water at the Drapanos beaches?

The water at the Drapanos beaches is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Drapanos beaches?

The sea surface at the Drapanos beaches is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Drapanos beaches?

The Drapanos beaches has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the Drapanos beaches?

The Drapanos beaches has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

What are the access options for the Drapanos beaches?

The Drapanos beaches can be accessed by bus services, paved road, and is handicap friendly.

Is the Drapanos beaches nudism friendly?

Yes, the Drapanos beaches is nudism friendly.

Is the Drapanos beaches ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing?

Yes, the Drapanos beaches is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing.

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