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Psaromoura beach

  • Psaromoura beach


Psaromoura is located 22km northwest of Heraklion, just 500m north of Agia Pelagia. Like all beaches in the area, it faces to the east and is sheltered from the northwest winds usually blowing in the area. Right on the beach, there are no hotels or restaurants, but there many facilities within walking distance. The beach is pebbly and is very popular with locals, rather than tourists. On the north end, there is a large rock with many foldings (the typical phyllitic stone of the wider area of Talea Range), which protects the beach from the waves.

Till a few years ago Psaromoura was totally unorganized and was one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Today it is a well-organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and a canteen that offers drinks and cocktails. Environmental organizations of Crete have several times requested the removal of umbrellas from the beach, in order to return to their original condition.

In order to access Psaromoura, you have to drive to Agia Pelagia. After the Hotel Capsis Out of the Blue, head westwards for 100 more meters and turn right into the small road. After a few steps, you will see a closed gate and a sign “To the Beach”. After you leave your car somewhere there, follow the path that leads west, after passing the gate, and you will soon reach Psaromoura. However, if from the gate, you head to the east, you will find the beach of Kladissos from above (this can be accessed through the hotel).

The name Psaromoura is made of the Greek words psari (fish) and mouri (cape). Thus it’s located at a cape with fish.



Psaromoura beach FAQ

1. Is Psaromoura beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Psaromoura beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

2. Are there any water sports activities available at Psaromoura beach?

Yes, there are water sports activities available at Psaromoura beach such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling.

3. Is there a restaurant or cafe near Psaromoura beach?

Yes, there is a restaurant and cafe near Psaromoura beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while enjoying the view.

4. Is there a parking area near Psaromoura beach?

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

5. Is Psaromoura beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Psaromoura beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are stairs leading down to the beach.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue and green.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

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

The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.

Is the beach usually crowded?

Yes, the beach is a crowded place.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and showers.

How can the beach be accessed?

The beach can be accessed through a paved road.

What other information is available about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Showers


  • Crowded place

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue
  • Green


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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