Central Crete beaches

Korakia

Heraklion

Korakia beaches
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The secluded bay of Korakia is located 48km east of Rethymno and 39km west of Heraklion, near the village Sisses and close to Fodele beach. There are three adjacent beaches, which are mainly sandy with large pebbles in places, open to northwest winds. The beaches are secluded and almost unknown to everybody. Korakia is totally unorganized, thus you should have anything you need with you. However, the sea water has been significantly degraded, due to the north winds that carry rubbish and because of the nearby landfill of Heraklion city.

The area is candidate for the construction the new Power Station of Crete, but this has raised many arguments against this by ecologists. In order to access Korakia from Fodele, you should take the highway to Rethymno and turn right 1km after Fodele, in a very bad dirt track that leads to the beach after 1.5km.

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Additional Info

  • Prefecture: Heraklion
  • Sea water color: Green
  • Sand type: Pebbles
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually wavy
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Accessibility: Dirt track
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