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Kladissos beach

About Kladissos beach

Kladissos is located 21km northwest of Heraklion, northwest of the resort of Agia Pelagia. The beach is situated in front of the most historical hotel in the region that spans the entire area of Cape Souda. The beach has fine gravel and green waters, which are almost always calm. It is very well organized since the hotel has placed several umbrellas, deck chairs, bars, showers and changing rooms for its customers.

This beach looks private, but do never forget that all beaches in Greece are public and open to the public. The hotel has blocked access from the sides, but you can ask permission to enter the hotel and you are not obliged to pay any entrance fee. Kladissos beach is always quiet and remains secluded since locals prefer the nearby beaches of Agia Pelagia or Psaromoura.

Very close to the shore carved post-Minoan tombs have been found. Moreover, archaeologists have revealed a large public building of the third to fourth century AD, called Prytaneum. This was used for the meetings of the politicians of the ancient town Apolonia, which was located here. Some ceramic findings of the area are exhibited in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.




What activities can I do at Kladissos beach?

There are various activities you can do at Kladissos beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and beach volleyball.

Is Kladissos beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Kladissos beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm, and there are lifeguards on duty during the day.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Kladissos beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Kladissos beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while enjoying the view.

Can I rent beach equipment at Kladissos beach?

Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas and sun loungers at Kladissos beach.

Is there a parking area near Kladissos beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Kladissos beach where you can park your car for a fee.

Are there any water sports available at Kladissos beach?

Yes, there are water sports available at Kladissos beach such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.

Is Kladissos beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Kladissos beach is not fully accessible for people with disabilities as there are stairs leading down to the beach. However, there is a ramp that can be used to access the beach with assistance.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd level at the beach?

The beach usually has a normal crowd level.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach offers accommodation options, food and water nearby, umbrellas and beds, sports facilities, showers, and has a Blue Flag.

How can I access the beach?

The beach can be accessed through bus services or a paved road.

Is there any tree shade available at the beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports
  • Showers
  • Blue Flag


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Fine Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Tree Shade

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