Armenopetra is located 73km southeast of Heraklion and 5km east of the seaside village of Keratokambos. The beach is situated south of town Kapsali and is one of the most beautiful beaches in the region of Keratokambos. The area is quite dry, as it’s name implies (Kapsali means dry and arid).
Armenopetra beach is bounded on the east by the river Skoutaris and on west by the hamlet of Monombouka. The name Armenopetra means Sailing Rock in Greek and is taken after the great rock in the middle of the beach. Armenopetra has small pebbles mixed with sand and beautiful blue shallow waters. The region is not developed and there is nothing around, except from a few greenhouses with bananas and vegetables. Thus, you can find a comfortable place on the beach where you will be alone. Moreover, it is no coincidence that nudists love this place.
West of Armenopetra (the rock) large dunes are formed, called Pahia Ammos, which unfortunately in recent years have undergone a major downsizing. This has happened because some mindless locals left the irrigation pipes flowing on the dunes for a long time. The resulting mud was later hardened. It is noticeable that the dunes are a special and rare ecosystems in Crete, with rare species of plants and animals living there. If you're lucky, you'll see the beautiful white lilies of Knossos, which sign the end of the summer.
Armenopetra can be accessed through the village Kapsali, where the road leading to the beach starts.
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