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Boufos beach

Location

The small beach of Boufos lies less than 1km east of Sissi and at a distance of 25km west of Agios Nikolaos and 47km east of Heraklion city.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Beach Type: San/ pebbles
Depth: Normal Temperature: Cool
Organised: Yes Crowded: Yes
Family-friendly: Yes Windy: Yes*

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, snack, beach bar.
The village of Sissi with many accommodation and dining options is less than 1km away.

Notes

Boufos beach is very much affected by the winds which create large waves and on those days extra caution is required.
It has repeatedly been awarded for its clear waters.
The beach features sand and round pebbles whereas the sea bed has rocks at places, making it difficult to enter and exit, especially on those windy days!

How to get to Boufos

Boufos beach is accessible from Agios Nikolaos and from Heraklion with frequent public buses as well as with rented or private cars and motorbikes.

Photo by: ik510

1 Comment

  1. Michael Starck, August 9, 2014 at 18:07

    Lovely Beach, cristal water. Nice Waves.

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