Creta Maris Beach - Hersonissos - Crete

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The beach

The beach of Hotel Creta Maris is located within the Hersonissos area. The coastal zone is sandy with rocky formations at the edges, while there are large smooth slabs and rocks at the bottom. The bathing coast is the coastal part of an open gulf 550 meters long. The coast occupies the whole of the bay, has an average width of 20m and is oriented to the north-east. The bathing waters in the first meters are of normal depth and the slope of the bottom is mild (at an average distance of 130 meters from the coast the depth is estimated at 5 meters).

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BEACH FACILITIES

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ORGANIZED
SANDY
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PARKING
LIFEGUARD
SHOWER
WIFI
CANTEEN
BLUE FLAG

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BEACH INFORMATION

Municipality of Hersonissos 

The Municipality of Hersonissos is located on the northern coast of the prefecture of Heraklion and only 25 kilometers from the city of Heraklion. It is very close to the main gates of the island which are the port and airport of Heraklion and the archaeological site of Knossos. From 2010 and when the Kallikratis program was implemented, the New Municipality of Hersonissos now includes the municipalities / former municipalities of Gouves, Episkopi and Malia. The area of ​​the new Municipality is 271.58 with a population of 26.717 inhabitants according to the 2011 census.

In the coastal areas of Hersonisos, Gouves and ​​Malia is developed the main tourist activity of the municipality. The new municipality is one of the most popular and developed tourist destinations of Crete and also of the country. It is known for its high quality hotel facilities, conference facilities and natural beauty in its coastline. The beautiful beaches, nightlife and mass tourism, however, are not the only face of the coin. The other side of Hersonissos, the less known, is the rich and untouched hinterland, scattered with historical monuments and landscapes of breathtaking natural beauty.

Characteristics of the beach

The beach of Hotel Creta Maris is located within the Hersonissos area. The coastal zone is sandy with rocky formations at the edges, while there are large smooth slabs and rocks at the bottom. The bathing coast is the coastal part of an open gulf 550 meters long. The coast occupies the whole of the bay, has an average width of 20m and is oriented to the north-east. The bathing waters in the first meters are of normal depth and the slope of the bottom is mild (at an average distance of 130 meters from the coast the depth is estimated at 5 meters).

The access to the hotel and to the beach is quite easy as the hotel is within the Hersonissos residential area. The access also can be made either by bicycle or by foot, by public transport or motorbike and by car.

The surrounding area of ​​the coast is residential with tourist activity and includes hotel, refreshments, restaurants and shops accommodations for the convenience of the visitors. To the east of the coast there are the port facilities of the Hersonissos Harbor. The harbor also has bind small fishing boats and recreational craft.

The distance of the beach / hotel:

From International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis of Heraklion is about 22.8Km and an estimated journey time of about 22 minutes

From the Port of Heraklion26.4 Km and an estimated journey time of about 31 minutes.

From the Historical Centre of Heraklion (Lions Square) 29,1Km and an estimated journey time of about 37 minutes.

Beach Regulation

General matters:

The opening hours of the beach are from 10:30 to 17:30.

Lifeguard is on duty: from May to September from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Knowledge of different flags at the stand: Green: Swim freely, Yellow: Swim at your own risk, Red: Do not swim when you see the red flag.

What is meaning of the different flags: Red: No lifeguard in service, Orange: Lifeguard on duty.

If you have any questions ask the beach staff

For any complaints complete the special form at the entrance

To help us increase the quality of the services provided please complete the relevant questionnaire which you can find at the reception or in our website www.costanostrum.org or by downloading the relevant application Costa Nostrum.

The ashtrays, the beach chairs and the umbrellas are property of the Creta Maris Hotel.

Only the guests – owners of valuable objects that may be lost, are responsible for the loss.

Hygiene and Safety, Environmental Protection and Cleanliness of the Beach

You should always follow the advice of the lifeguards.

Swim parallel to the coastline and if possible never alone.

It is prohibited to block the lifeguard’s corridor and the range of vision of the lifeguard.

The consumption of alcohol or drug is prohibited.

It is prohibited to throw cigarettes into the sea or on the beach.

It is prohibited to throw glass objects or packaging on the beach or into the sea.

It is prohibited to throw any object on the beach or into the sea.

It is prohibited to light a fire.

It is prohibited to use shampoo at the showers.

All your rubbish should be placed with your own responsibility into the special waste containers.

It is prohibited to destroy any kind of vegetation.

The beach Manager has the right to remove from the beach persons who are in a drunken condition or under the influence of drugs or behave violently/improperly to other visitors.

It is prohibited to take sand.