Agia Pelagia beaches



Psaromoura beach
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Psaromoura is located 22km northwest of Heraklion, just 500m north of Agia Pelagia. Like all beaches in the area, it faces to the east and is sheltered from the northwest winds usually blowing in the area. Right on the beach, there are no hotels or restaurants, but there many facilities within walking distance. 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 Talea Range), which protects the beach from the waves.

Till a few years ago Psaromoura was totally unorganized and was one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Today it is a well-organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and a canteen that offers drinks and cocktails. Environmental organizations of Crete have several times requested the removal of umbrellas from the beach, in order this to return to its original condition.

In order to access Psaromoura, you have to drive to Agia Pelagia. After the Hotel Capsis Out of the Blue, 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 from above (this can be accessed through the hotel).

Name Psaromoura is made of the Greek words psari (fish) and mouri (cape). Thus it’s located at a cape with fish.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture, Central Crete, North Crete, Malevizi area (Agia Pelagia)
  • Sea water color: Blue, Green
  • Sand type: Pebbles
  • Depth: Deep
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Crowded place
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby, Umbrellas / beds, Showers
  • Other Information: Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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