Photo of Arena beach with brown fine sand surface © Francisco A Google
Photo of Arena beach with green pure water surface © Robert Zarot Google
Photo of Arena beach with spacious bay © Surf In Crete Google
Photo of Arena beach with partly clean level of cleanliness © Matthias Rödl Google
Photo of Arena beach amenities area © Alain Roux Google
Photo of Arena beach and the settlement © Martin Šulc Google
Photo of Arena beach with brown fine sand surface © Francisco A Google
Photo of Arena beach with green pure water surface © Robert Zarot Google
Photo of Arena beach with spacious bay © Surf In Crete Google
Photo of Arena beach with partly clean level of cleanliness © Matthias Rödl Google
Photo of Arena beach amenities area © Alain Roux Google
Photo of Arena beach and the settlement © Martin Šulc Google
Photo of Arena beach and its beautiful scenery © Dimitris Xanthakis Google

Arena beach

Kokkíni Khánion, Greece
Located within the settlement
Stavromeno 0.3 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Καντίνα στο Αρίνα
10 - Exceptional 50m
Bar KTEL 1st stop
7.4 - Good 80m
Bar NEMI - Beach Bar
9.2 - Excellent 80m
Cafe Bikini Plaz Beach
9.6 - Exceptional 80m
Bar freddoccino beach bar
8.4 - Very good 80m
Restaurant Swell Restaurant
9 - Excellent 190m
Bar ΚΑΠΑΚΙ CLUB
8.8 - Excellent 240m
Restaurant Si La Bar - Restaurant
9.8 - Exceptional 450m
Restaurant MYKONAKI
8.8 - Excellent 550m

About

Arena beach is located on the Sea of Crete (part of Mediterranean Sea) and it is in the 59th place out of 478 beaches in the Crete region 38.3 km away from its center, the city of Kastelli. It is one of the beaches of Stavromeno settlement, just 0.3 km from its center. The beach is located in an urban area with very picturesque views.

It is a spacious bay with green pure water and brown fine sand, so you don't need special shoes. The sharpness of entering the water is quite normal. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers, seniors etc. It is partially crowded during the high season.

Arena beach coast is free for all. This beach has the following amenities, loungers and umbrellas, beach restaurant, changing rooms, toilets. During the season this beach line is supervised by a lifeguard.

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities, sup-surfing. There are also some surf spots.

This beach is easily accessible, it is located very close to road. Parking is located directly on the beach.

5 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Amnissos beach, which has a rating of 7.8.

Arena beach is located in Crete within Stavromeno, which makes it easily accessible and therefore popular among travelers. In the high season this may cause some discomfort, due to the large influx of tourists.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Crete island, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

Weather

history
+29 o C +23 o C
Air temperature
7.4 M/S
Wind
+26 o C
Water temperature
1.1 M
Wave height

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Stavromeno 0.3 km
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Restaurant Καντίνα στο Αρίνα
10 - Exceptional 50m
Bar KTEL 1st stop
7.4 - Good 80m
Bar NEMI - Beach Bar
9.2 - Excellent 80m
Cafe Bikini Plaz Beach
9.6 - Exceptional 80m
Bar freddoccino beach bar
8.4 - Very good 80m
Restaurant Swell Restaurant
9 - Excellent 190m
Bar ΚΑΠΑΚΙ CLUB
8.8 - Excellent 240m
Restaurant Si La Bar - Restaurant
9.8 - Exceptional 450m
Restaurant MYKONAKI
8.8 - Excellent 550m
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7 (Good)

Arena beach is located in Crete within Stavromeno, which makes it easily accessible and therefore popular among travelers. In the high season this may cause some discomfort, due to the large influx of tourists.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Crete island, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

What to do in Arena beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?

If you like outdoor activities, the Arena beach can offer such an experience. In particular - SUP surfing. The beach stands out for an excellent base for this kind of sport. And the bonus is the gorgeous scenery from the water. Just try, we recommend it!

For those who wish to engage in something more extreme than a lazy holiday on the beach, it is worth noting that Arena beach is excellent for surfing. This kind of activity is suitable for beginners and for professionals. The waves in this region you can see in the photos above or study the reviews by our users. And by the way, on the beach you can take surfing coaches!

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Nearest Beaches

Arena beach II
810m 11 min walk
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Arena beach II
7.6 Very good
Kokkini Beach
1.6km 21 min walk
Kokkini Beach
6.8 Good
Amnissos beach
2.5km
Amnissos beach
7.8 Very good
Gournes Beach
4.7km
Gournes Beach
5.8 Pleasant
Gouves beach
5.5km
Gouves beach
6.7 Good
Marina Beach
6km
Marina Beach
7.5 Very good
Beach Gouves
7km
Beach Gouves
6.7 Good

Localities

Stavromeno  •  380m
Kastelli  •  38.3km

Transport

HER  •  5.4km
Bus station Tympaki  •  51.6km
Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta  •  11.3km
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Average Reviews rating

7.8 Very good

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Average Reviews rating

7.8 Very good
Z
Zaralynneva
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

The sandy beach was truly magnificent. However, we encountered some difficulty locating a changing cabin amidst the vast expanse of the beach. Unfortunately, we could not locate a shower to cleanse ourselves of the salty sea water. Despite these minor setbacks, there was ample space available to park our car.

1 year ago
MH
Maren Helios
User status Beach Practitioner
10 Exceptional

The beach near Heraklion is nothing but a disappointment. Sure, it's wide and sandy, but that's about it. Don't be fooled by the lack of stones and pebbles, because the water is still rocky and uneven. And let's not even talk about the limited food choices - you'll be lucky to find anything edible. The only positive thing about this beach is the view of planes landing, but even that gets old after a while. Save your time and money and stay away from this overrated spot.

1 year ago
SC
Sarina Calvetti
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

The beach offers ample free parking and features a vast expanse of soft, sandy shores. Visitors are treated to an unparalleled view of planes descending towards Herakleion airport. During our visit in late May, the water was slightly too chilly for an immediate plunge, but nonetheless inviting.

1 year ago
NK
Nikos Karamanlis.
User status Beach Practitioner
10 Exceptional

This shoreline is located a mere 10-minute drive from Heraleion. Its calm and shallow waters are perfect for frolicking around, but it's best to avoid venturing too far out during windy conditions, as it can be a bit challenging. Additionally, this beach offers one of the most gorgeous sunsets you'll ever witness.

1 year ago
LK
Lysander Kostopoulos
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

The beach is vast and offers ample space to unwind and take a dip in the refreshing waters. The beach is well-maintained and provides a serene atmosphere for solo travelers and families alike. It may not be the ideal spot for those seeking a bustling beach with all the trendy amenities, but it is an excellent choice for those who prefer a more laid-back experience. While there may be superior beaches in the vicinity, they may require a more extended drive. As for a beach in close proximity to Heraklion, this one is a decent option to consider.

1 year ago