The beach, 500 m west of the port of Chrysi is called Vlychada, known for its rocky seabed and its red pebble that originated from the red lava
Blue-Green waters. White sand with pink changes from the dead shells and junkyards that keep the sand with their strong roots create a detoxifying environment for the visitor ,who arrives here by boat from Ierapetra in about 50 minutes.
It is the most famous beach in eastern Crete due to the large palm tree forest of Theophrastus (numbered 5000) and is watered by the waters that penetrate it. The sandy, light-colored beach with a palm grove, creates a combination of exotic paradise.
It is 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos and opposite the famous Spinalonga Island - where lepers were exiled. It has scenic beaches of pebbles and crystal clear waters on the one hand and salty beaches on the other. However, it is not the only reason to come to Plaka, as the surrounding areas are of great archaeological interest. At the north of the village, through endless olive groves and passing the village of Vrouchas, we meet the old windmills and continuing to the east, the big wind park. Another interesting route that we propose is through Mirabello and its picturesque villages in order to reach Neapoli and then through the national road to Heraklion.
Beach of Chiliaderfia
It is the fantastic sandy beach at the southeast of Lefkis (Koufonisia) with its characteristic white color of its rocks, where it owes its name. To the west of it flows fresh water, and ends up in a bare, steep cliff, 100 meters high, nesting the birds of prey killers.
Beaches in Vlychadia
An easy destination is Vlychadia, 31 km northwest of Agios Nikolaos, where you arrive from Neapolis via the villages Skinias and Agios Georgios. The beach there is not so welcoming because of rocks and shingles, but besides the village of Avlaki, it is the prettiest in Mirabello, at the exit of Mavroyianni Gorge with white pebbles and crystal clear waters. After the sea dives and the snorkel, tour the picturesque villages of Mirabello, the monasteries and the rare nature, knowing the Cretan hospitality.