Karteros is located in a long sandy bay, about 7 km east of Heraklion Town. It is also very close to Nikos Kazantzakis airport.
The beach of Karteros is 3-4 km long and has developed as a small resort with restaurants, hotels and basic shops. It is a quiet place and the buildings are not as densely constructed as in Ammoudara and other larger resorts. Some parts of the beach have sunbeds and parasols to rent provided by taverns and beach bars. The water is shallow around the shore and the sea bottom slopes gently but like all north beaches on Crete, waves are almost always present and the sea is rough.
highlights: long sandy beach east ot Heraklion Town, village in Heraklion Region, Crete, Greece