There is nothing better when you visit an island than going to the sea! Heraklion is surrounded by so many different but beautiful beaches that you will need more than a week to visit all of them. Clear & deep blue water, golden sand, incredible sunset are 3 of the thousand things you can discover by visiting the Cretan sea! Amazing landscape, mountains which end up exactly to the sea and many traditional taverns along the coastline for those who want to taste the real cretan food but more the fresh seafood that almost every tavern and restaurant in the city can provide to the visitors and also cafes and beach-bars for entertainment till late at night. You need less than 15 minutes to visit the nearest beach to the city. Some of the most famous are "Lygaria", "Agia Pelagia", "Gouves", "Gournes", or even further from the city like "Lentas", "Hersonissos", "Malia", "Tsoutsouras" and many others in which you can get by car or bus! There are also some others that not all of the people know and you can only find them by asking the local people for directions. Enjoy your staying to this Beautiful Place!