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Kalamaki is a pretty typical tourist destinationĀ in Heraklion Prefecture, in southern Crete located 67 kilometres south of the city of Heraklion, very close to the villages of Kamilari, Pitsidia, Matala and Phaistos.

For those who wish to avoid mass tourism with hotel complexes and discotheques, Kalamaki can offer relaxing days or weeks. The 2.5 km long sandy beach guarantees an enjoyable beach holiday. Because of its immense length, the visitors, both foreigners and locals, are spread out nicely across the beach and thus it never seems overcrowded.

Kalamaki can meet the needs of its visitors with its lovely beach, tavernas, hotels, rooms and apartments for rent.

Its central position in southern Crete gives it the great advantage of offering quick and easy access to many tourist and archaeological sites, such as Matala, Kommos, Phaistos, Agia Galini and many others.


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