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.
Yes, Psaromoura beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.
Yes, there are water sports activities available at Psaromoura beach such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling.
Yes, there is a restaurant and cafe near Psaromoura beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while enjoying the view.
Yes, there is a parking area near Psaromoura beach where you can park your car for a fee.
Unfortunately, Psaromoura beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are stairs leading down to the beach.
The water colour of the beach is blue and green.
The beach has pebbles as its sand type.
The water at the beach is deep.
The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.
Yes, the beach is a crowded place.
The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and showers.
The beach can be accessed through a paved road.
The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.
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