Heraklion Beaches - Fodele Beach in Heraklion, Crete is a popular destination for families seeking a sandy beach just 27km west of the city. This idyllic spot is located near both Agia Pelagia and Bali, and boasts plenty of fish taverns and rooms along its coast. Thanks to its sheltered location, Fodele Beach is typically protected from winds, except during the meltemia winds in August. Beyond its stunning scenery, visitors can explore the birthplace of the renowned painter El Greco - his former home in the village of Fodele has now been converted into a museum.

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