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Vathianos Kambos beaches

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Beach description

Situated 15km east of Heraklion lies the well-liked tourist resort of Vathianos Kambos. It derives its name from the nearby village of Vathia, found just a few kilometers to the south. The region is known for the Vathianos River that drains into the area and dries up during the summer. It is characterized by several contiguous bays with golden sands and shallow waters. Due to its north-facing beach front, the area experiences regular wave activity in the months of July and August, leading to the construction of numerous small piers that help to break the waves, retain the sand, and safeguard swimmers.

The most developed beach of Heraklion is found in the westernmost part of Vathianos Kambos, within the Estavromenos settlement. It is widely recognized as Arina, named after a local hotel. This extensive sandy beach attracts thousands of locals who flock there daily for a swim. The beach is teeming with umbrellas, bustling beach bars, and offers a plethora of beach sports options.

Moving east of Arina, you’ll come across the small bay of Agii Theodori. Here, you can still find the carved Minoan shipyard visible in the sea. Further on, you’ll encounter the successive coves of Vathianos Kambos, hidden from the main road due to the hotels interspersed between them. These bays are somewhat protected due to the presence of small piers. Only a handful of locals are privy to these secluded beaches, which extend all the way to Kokkini Hani.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The Vathianos Kambos beaches are located in the southern part of the island of Samos, Greece.

Are there any nearby attractions to visit while at Vathianos Kambos beaches?

Yes, there are several nearby attractions to visit while at Vathianos Kambos beaches, including the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, the Pythagoras Cave, and the Heraion of Samos.

Is it possible to go snorkeling or scuba diving at Vathianos Kambos beaches?

Yes, it is possible to go snorkeling or scuba diving at Vathianos Kambos beaches. The clear waters and diverse marine life make it a great spot for underwater exploration.

Are there any hiking trails near Vathianos Kambos beaches?

Yes, there are several hiking trails near Vathianos Kambos beaches, including the hike to the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani and the hike to the Pythagoras Cave.

What is the best time of year to visit Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The best time of year to visit Vathianos Kambos beaches is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is it possible to rent beach equipment at Vathianos Kambos beaches?

Unfortunately, there are no facilities for renting beach equipment at Vathianos Kambos beaches. Visitors are advised to bring their own equipment if needed.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Vathianos Kambos beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Vathianos Kambos beaches, offering a variety of local and international cuisine.

What is the water colour of the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The water colour of the Vathianos Kambos beaches is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The Vathianos Kambos beaches has sand.

How deep is the water at the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The water at the Vathianos Kambos beaches is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The sea surface at the Vathianos Kambos beaches is usually wavy.

Is the Vathianos Kambos beaches usually crowded?

Yes, the Vathianos Kambos beaches is a crowded place.

What facilities are available at the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The Vathianos Kambos beaches has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, and showers.

How can I access the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

The Vathianos Kambos beaches can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any other information available about the Vathianos Kambos beaches?

No, there is no other information available about the Vathianos Kambos beaches.

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