Hersonissos’ Green Blue Bays

The Coves of Hersonissos (Limanakia) are located 27km east of Heraklion, starting from Cape Sarandaris and continuing to the east till the harbour of Hersonissos. They are really beautiful beaches with calm water because Cape Sarandaris protects them from the frequent northwest winds.

The most western beach that you will find here is not actually a beach, but a cement dock from where you can dive. It is located on the west part of the rocky Cape Sarandaris, near the picturesque chapel of St. George Sarandaris. Close to the picturesque chapel, there is a staircase leading to the rock. On the rock, you might see the umbrellas of the nearby hotels. Swimming there is a great experience and the rocky seabed is a very good choice for snorkeling.

On the base of the Cape Sarandaris, you’ll find the amazing beach of Sarandaris Cape, maybe the nicest and mostly protected (from winds) beach in Hersonissos area. It is a sandy beach with shallow water and vivid blue colors. The beach is not as crowded as the rest beaches; climbing down the steep stairs from the whitish limestone cliffs is a bit tricky. There is a small sea cave formed in the whitish limestone at the north end of the beach.

Most believe that naturist beaches are found only on the remote coasts of southern Crete. However, this is not absolute and Hersonissos is one of these exceptions. Indeed, just next to the beach at the base of Sarandaris Cape, there is a stony naturist beach well protected by high cliffs and prying eyes. The sand here alternates with rocks and water. It is a very good choice for swimming and isolation.

~All of our cruises programs can be customized and matched to your needs and wishes.~

Also, we are able to plan with you a surprise birthday party, an unforgettable bachelor/ bachelorette party, a romantic cruise for two, an anniversary or any other event you imagine.


  • Experienced Captain
  • Beach towels
  • Beverages
  • Fresh fruits
  • Snacks
  • Taxes
  • Transfer service

Not Included

  • Premium drinks
  • Alcohol beverages
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boards


Stella Port or Porto Gouves

Departure Time
9:00 a.m. or 16:00 p.m.

Return Time
13:00 p.m. or 20:00 p.m.


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