Potamos Beach - Hersonissos

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The beach

Potamos beach belongs to the Municipality of Hersonissos and took its name from the small stream that flows at the west side of the beach, while in walking distance it is the great wetland and the palace of Malia.

The river has a wide coastline with fine sand and shallow waters that deepens smoothly, making it ideal for children and families. It is often waves because of the northern winds that blow in the area. On the back of the beach there are trees offering rich shade. Its length is about 300 m and is bounded to the left and right by rocks. Around the river there are sand dunes, where at Autumn make their appearance white sand lilies.

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Municipality Agios Nikolaos

The Municipality of Hersonissos is located on the northern coast of the prefecture of Heraklion and few kilometers from the city of Heraklion. 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 with a population of 26.000 inhabitants according to the 2011 census.

In the coastal areas of Hersonissos, 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

Potamos beach belongs to the Municipality of Hersonissos and took its name from the small stream that flows at the west side of the beach, while in walking distance it is the great wetland and the palace of Malia.

The river has a wide coastline with fine sand and shallow waters that deepens smoothly, making it ideal for children and families. It is often waves because of the northern winds that blow in the area. On the back of the beach there are trees offering rich shade. Its length is about 300 m and is bounded to the left and right by rocks. Around the river there are sand dunes, where at Autumn make their appearance white sand lilies.

It is well organized, but clearly less crowded than the main beach of Malia. Access is easy as it is just below the street where you can easily find parking. The region around the beach, mainly in the east, has not developed particularly due to the archaeological site and the wetland. Still on the west of the beach, there are several hotels and few taverns.

The distance of the beach:

From the town of Malia 3km and an estimated journey time of about 7 minutes.

From International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis of Heraklion is about 39Km and an estimated journey time of about 33 minutes.

From the Port of Heraklion and the bus station of Heraklion-Lassithi 42.3Km and an estimated journey time of about 40 minutes.

From the Historical Centre of Heraklion (Lions Square) 43.9Km and an estimated journey time of about 45 minutes.

Beach Regulation

General matters:

The management of the beach has the company named “MANAGEMENT OF COASTS OF MALIA BY MUNICIPAL SA” and distinctive title DAMAL SA She is solely responsible for the rental of umbrellas and deck chairs.

The beach equipment (umbrellas, chairs, tables, information signs, changing rooms, beach walkways, toilet Disabled Disabled wheelchair entry into the water, waste bins, ashtrays, etc.) is the property of D.A.MAL. SA.

The operating hours of the beach are daily from 10:00 to 18:00. In these hours the users of umbrellas and sunbeds are obliged to pay their rental fee.

It is forbidden to transfer proof of provision of services for the rental of umbrellas and deck chairs to third parties.

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.

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 lifeguard.

It is forbidden to swim beyond the bathing limits.

It is forbidden to swim when a red flag has been posted in the lifeguard tower.

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 drugs 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 forbidden to drill holes in the sand with a depth of more than 25 cm. After the end of the game, the sand will return to its original state.

It is forbidden to camp on the beach.

It is forbidden to drive all the wheeled vehicles on the beach.

It is prohibited to use shampoo at the showers.

It is prohibited the use of musical devices that produce high noise.

It is forbidden to stay in the tower of the Lifeguards without permission.

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

It is prohibited to destroy any kind of vegetation.

It is prohibited to take sand.

Emergency Cases

In case of a person disappearance, you should immediately contact the beach manager and the lifeguard.

In case of a beach closure, please follow the instructions of the manager and lifeguards.

In case of an accident, you should immediately inform the lifeguard and the beach manager.

If a customer falls sick due to any possible cause, they are to immediately notify the beach manager and the lifeguard, in order for all necessary measures to be taken.

FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, ANY COMPLAINT SEND EMAIL TO damal_ae@hersonisos.gr.