About Kokkini Hani beaches
Kokkini Hani is located 15km west of Heraklion, west of Vathianos Kambos. It is a very well-developed resort, surrounded by many crops cultivated in the fertile plain of the area. The name of the site means “Kokkinis’s Inn” and is taken after an inn that operated here in the early 1900s, by someone called Kokkinis. This inn was popular with the travellers, who stopped at this point to spend their night during their journey to Heraklion.
The area has many beaches, protected by small artificial piers. The beaches are sandy and have shallow turquoise water. Most beaches are formed in front of hotels, but access is open to everyone. The area is full of shops and restaurants and all beaches are well organized with umbrellas, lifeguards, water sports and the basic tourist infrastructure. The nightlife in Kokkini Chani is not particularly intense, especially compared to that of Malia and Hersonissos.
On the east side of Kokkini, close to Vathianos Kambos and near the shore, you will meet the small archaeological site of Niros Villa. Niros was a mansion that was used as the residence of a senior Minoan priest who probably ruled the local Minoan harbour. The site, dating to the Late Minoan Times, is open to visitors and is a good chance to see how a Minoan religious building was built 4000 ago. The excavation in the villa revealed several large bronze axes, which were the symbols of the Minoans, jars, offering tables with raw clay on them and many other smaller items.
There are several beaches in Kokkini Hani, including the main beach, Karteros Beach, and Amnisos Beach.
Yes, the beaches in Kokkini Hani are generally safe and suitable for families with children. However, it is always important to supervise children when they are in the water.
Yes, there are several water sports available at the beaches in Kokkini Hani, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.
Yes, there are several places where you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas at the beaches in Kokkini Hani.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near the beaches in Kokkini Hani where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.
Yes, there is parking available near the beaches in Kokkini Hani, although it can be limited during peak season.
The water colour of the beach is blue.
The beach has sand as its sand type.
The water at the beach is shallow.
The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.
Yes, the beach is a crowded place.
The beach offers accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.
The beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.
No, there is no other information available about the beach.
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