Lassithi Beaches

Almiros beach

Almiros mapAlmiros (or Almyros) beach is located a bit south of the holiday resort Agios Nikolaos in the eastern part of Crete.

Almiros beach
Almiros is often described as the nicest and best beach in Agios Nikolaos, even though it is located a bit outside of the town.

The lovely sand beach is a little more than 300 m long, but not very wide. Behind the beach, there are many trees, and to the east, there is a lovely view of the mountains. The water is completely clear and very shallow. At the southern end of the beach, the water may be a bit colder, as the Almiros river falls into the sea here.

Almiros beach

The beach has all the usual facilities, such as sun lounges, sunshades, showers and toilets. There are also changing facilities. It is possible to walk to the beach from Agios Nikolaos, and otherwise it is easy to take the bus or a taxi. Visitors coming by car can park for free just next to the beach.

Close to the beach is the 4-star hotel Miramare Resort & Spa, which has stunning views of the mountains, Mirabello Bay and Almiros beach.

Almiros is extremely child-friendly. The water is very shallow and there are rarely any waves. There is also a playground on the beach.

Almiros water sports

Water sports
There are almost all types of water sports activities at Almiros, including jet skis, banana boat and water skis.

Beach restaurants
There is a small beach restaurant behind the beach and a small movable beach bar serving cold drinks, ice cream and fast food on the beach.


Agios Nikolaos holiday resort
Agios Nikolaos is a nice and quiet town, which has managed to maintain some of its Greek charm. There is a lake in the middle of the town and in the charming quarters around the lake, there are many restaurants, cafés and shops.

In Agios Nikolaos there are 3-4 beaches with Kitroplatia beach being the most popular.

Almiros map
The long sandy beach is in the center of the map. A few minutes’ walk north of the beach you will find the hotel Miramare Resort & Spa, which has a wide range of facilities and spectacular views over Mirabello Bay.

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