Listis is located 69km southeast of Iraklion, between Kastri (2km to the west) and Tsoutsouras. The street linking Kastri and Tsoutsouras passes next to the beach. However, in order to get to the beach you should descend a steep slope. Alternatively, you can get off at the next beach of Kamboula and walk eastwards. Whichever way you choose, it definitely is worth it.
This quite small beach is certainly one of the nicest in Crete. It remains unorganized, but can become busy in peak season. It has sand and shallow crystal clear waters. What makes it special is the big rocks inside the sea and on the shore. Although there are many rocks in the water, the seabed is generally sandy and is ideal for swimming and splashes! If you also swim east of the beach, besides the huge rock of Listis, you'll reach a small sandy beach with a spring at area Xirokambi. The rock above the beach, called the rock of Listis (= bandit) hosts several nice caves; according to the legend, a bandit lived once in the caves. The caves can be reached quite easily from the main road, not from the beach. Atop the hill, there was a small sanctuary in ancient era.
The part of the beach west of Listis to the river Anapodaris is called Kamboula. The river is one of the most important Cretan wetlands. The long beach Kamboula is very beautiful, with lovely pebbles and crystal blue waters. This area is no organized, however a very few rooms and apartments have been built in the last years. It is a fantastic choice for those who want to stay remote or even nude. The wider area is dry and warm, despite the fact that Anapodaris has water almost all year round. In some parts of the beach there are small tamarisk trees, where you can find shade. Access to the beach is very easy, because the road that connects Kastri and Tsoutsouras runs aside.