Crete | Greece

1. The beach December 19, 2010 19:36

Geropotamos is located about 18km east of Rethymnon and 3km west of Panormo. It is named after the homonym river that empties in the east end of the beach.

The small beach is sandy and has crystal clear water, which is very cool because of the river, which has water all year round and forms a small deep lake near the shore. It is slightly organized with umbrellas and a canteen that offers refreshments, coffee, water and food supplies. There is also a luxurious hotel just next to the river. Despite the easy access, it is always quiet and not crowded. However, the orientation of the shore makes it vulnerable to north winds.

Access to Geropotamos is very easy, because the its located to the bridge of the main road connecting Heraklion and Rethymno. You can even get there by bus. Just don’t forget to ask the driver to stop in Geropotamos.