Psaromoura is located 22km northwest of Heraklion, just 500m north of Agia Pelagia. Like all beaches in the area, it faces East and is sheltered from the north winds usually blowing in the area. Right on the beach there are no hotels or restaurants, but there many facilities within walking distance.
Name Psaromoura is made of the Greek words psari (fish) and mouri (cape). Thus it’s located at a cape with fish.
The beach is pebbly and is very popular to 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 Milopotamos), which protects the beach from the waves. Another feature of the beach is the fish-boat that is tied to a makeshift pier, which makes the landscape look like a painting. Till a few years ago Psaromoura was totally unorganized and was one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. Unfortunately, this paradise could not resist to the financial interests and has now become a common beach full of umbrellas, sun beds and a canteen that offers drinks. Recently, environmental organizations of Crete requested the removal of umbrellas from the beach, in order this to return to its original condition. Those who managed to get to know Psaromoura before its getting spoilt, fully understand these actions.
In order to access Psaromoura, you have to drive to Agia Pelagia. After the Hotel Capsis, 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.
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