Anissaras Beach is located 25 km to the east of Heraklion on the north coast of Crete.
There are quite a few hotels located in this area, and the beach can be accessed by everyone. There are many rocky shelves which create little coves and perfect pools for the kids to explore. It is well organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. The next beach to the west is Agkisaras, then Lyttos, then Analypsi. A little further to the west is Kato Gouves. To the east is a rocky point named Cape Sarandaris, then the bay widens out to become Hersonissos, one of the busiest resort beaches in the whole of Crete. On the point is a sweet little white chapel named Agios Giorgos.