The beautiful beach Kokkini Ammos (Red Sand in English) is located approximately 68 kilometers south west from Heraklion city. Kokkini Ammos is near Matala and is a secluded beach without direct access. In order to reach it you must either walk through the path from Matala that is about 1,1 kilometers or take a boat from the harbor in Matala.
Kokkini Ammos is a really beautiful beach, it is secluded and has thick sand with a reddish colour due to the rocks in the area. The beach is not organized so you should have with you whatever you might need.
Kokkini Ammos during the 60s and the 70s attracted hippies from all over the world as also Matala beach did. Another important factor about Kokkini Ammos is that it is protected by the European program of Natura 2000 as a place of unique natural beauty. Also it is a shelter for the Mediterranean seal.
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