Iraklia’s beaches cater to all tastes. If you prefer sandy ones, try Agios Georgios, Livadi, Vorini Spilia and Alimia - this last one is reached by boat.
Pebbly beaches are found at Tourkopigado, Ammoudi tou Mericha and Karvounolakos , and rocky ones at Xylobatis, Vala and Kavos tou Thodorou.
Agios Georgios: Agios Georgios beach is very near the port of the island. Tall trees offer lots of shade and room for self-made kids’ swings.
Alimia: Alimia is a sheltered sandy cove with wonderful shallow waters on the southwestern coast of Iraklia.
Ammoudi: A small yet impressive beach at the bay of Merichas, Ammoudi is surrounded by imposing cliffs where birds settle to nest.
Karvounolakos: Karvounolakos is a quite small, isolated beach on Iraklia’s southern coast, surrounded by impressive, rock formations with colors ranging from green to copper and gold.
Livadi: Livadi (also referred to as Mourto cove in some maps) is Iraklia’s largest beach and one of the most popular.
Tourkopigado: Tourkopigado beach is located at the picturesque bay of the same name, roughly 2km from the village of Panagia.
Vorini Spilia: A lovely beach in the island’s north, close to Agios Georgios, Vorini Spilia takes its name from two small interesting rocky caves located at one side.