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Pantanassa beach

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Beach description

Pantanassa, situated 12km west of Heraklion, is named after the Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The beach lies adjacent to the quaint port of Pantanassa. Prior to the establishment of the port, Pantanassa boasted an enchanting beach, concealed by a small pine forest and possessing crystal-clear waters. Now, the beach has been divided by the port, causing Pantanasa beach to lose some of its former allure. Nonetheless, it still retains its beauty, featuring pebbles and clear waters.

The beach offers amenities such as umbrellas and sunbeds, and some pine trees still grace the nearby cliffs. A pathway from the port allows for easy access. If hunger strikes, there are eateries in the port of Pantanassa and nearby areas. Visitors can combine their beach visit with a trip to the Pantanassa Monastery, perched atop the pine-covered hill above the beach. Built in the mid-20th century, it was envisioned to serve as a charity monastery, but the founder, Nikolaos Xenos, passed away before realizing his dream. Today, the monastery functions as a nunnery.

The Lefkadia area lies to the west of Pantanassa beach. Here, two secluded bays, largely unknown to most Heraklion residents, provide an ideal spot for relaxation. Recently, a beach bar was established and a trail leading to the beach was opened. Helidoni beach, featuring sandy and pebbly areas with a predominantly rocky seabed, is perfect for snorkeling. The western view is captivating, with the ruins of the old Paliokastro castle visible. Visitors can park in the nearby small pine grove and hike up to the castle.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Pantanassa beach?

Pantanassa beach is located in the region of Messinia, in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece.

Is Pantanassa beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Pantanassa beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it safe for swimmers of all levels.

Are there any water sports available at Pantanassa beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Pantanassa beach. However, visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing on the Pantanassa beach.

Is Pantanassa beach family-friendly?

Yes, Pantanassa beach is family-friendly. The Pantanassa beach is clean and safe, and there are no strong currents or waves. Families can enjoy a day at the Pantanassa beach without worrying about their children’s safety.

Is there any shade available at Pantanassa beach?

No, there is no natural shade available at Pantanassa beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Is there any accommodation available near Pantanassa beach?

Yes, there are several accommodation options available near Pantanassa beach, including hotels, apartments, and villas.

Is Pantanassa beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Pantanassa beach is not accessible for people with disabilities. The Pantanassa beach has steep stairs and uneven terrain, making it difficult for wheelchair users to access the Pantanassa beach.

What is the water colour of the Pantanassa beach?

The water colour of the Pantanassa beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Pantanassa beach?

The Pantanassa beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.

How deep is the water at the Pantanassa beach?

The water at the Pantanassa beach is deep.

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

The sea surface at the Pantanassa beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Pantanassa beach?

The Pantanassa beach has a normal crowd.

What facilities are available near the Pantanassa beach?

Food and water facilities are available near the Pantanassa beach.

What is the access to the Pantanassa beach like?

The Pantanassa beach can be accessed via a paved road.

What other activities can be done at the Pantanassa beach?

The Pantanassa beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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