Nea Iraklitsa beach

Nea Iraklitsa Beach is located on the territory of the settlement of the same name, which despite the annual large influx of tourists managed to preserve its national flavor and identity. The bay coast is surrounded by rocky mountains and picturesque boulders of red color, which inspire not only artists and photographers, but also climbers with their beauty. You can also try yourself in the role of a climber and experience a real drive, seeing from a bird's eye view how the foamy waves break on impregnable ancient rocks.

Beach description

Like most of the beaches of Kavalá, Nea Irakliza is a sandy shore with a log entrance to the sea. It has a length of about 2 km and is considered one of the most spacious.

The Individual areas of the site are characterized by:

  1. In the east, it originates from a steep, stony cape. This place is ideal for fishing from the beach and snorkeling.
  2. In the western part of the beach, the beach gradually passes to the embankment, where bars, taverns, shops, souvenir shops are concentrated.

In the central part of the beach there is a basic infrastructure where you can comfortably sunbathe on comfortable sunbeds and hide under the umbrella from the sun.

You can get here from Kavala by a shuttle bus that follows Peramos. Also you can get here by taxi or be rented car. For those, who stays in the one of the Nea Iraklitce hotel, they could entirely refuse any kind of transport. Walking to the beach will enrich you both physically and spiritually. The streets and buildings of this place are impregnated with by a special atmosphere, which, it seems, has not been touched by modern culture at all.

The Coast of Nea Herakliza is very popular among young people due to the rich entertainment program that the resort can offer, as well as family couples, because beach is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable rest with children. It is also a place for adventure travellers who wants to take a break – Nea Irakliza gives you the opportunity to engage in extreme sports, both on water and on land.

When is the best time to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

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The beach of Nea Iraklitsa is equipped for a comprehensive and varied relaxation:

  • those who prefer passive relaxation can comfortably sit on soft sunbeds under exotic parasols;
  • supporters of an active lifestyle will have the opportunity to engage in water sports and take scuba diving lessons;
  • those who are indifferent to the water world can go to conquer the peaks of the nearest rocks (climbing equipment can be rented).

On the beach there are changing cabins and showers, toilets, water attractions and sports fields (for tennis, volleyball). Close to the beach there are several bars and fish taverns. They offer an assortment of dishes for every taste and budget: various seafood, salads, vegetables (not only salads), pizzas, sandwiches, snacks and other light snacks.

The most visited hotels in the area include Villa Mediterrane Hotel, Vournelis Beach Hotel & Spa.

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Villa Mediterrane Hotel
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Useful information

  1. Excursions by boat to Fidonisi (Snake Island), the arethus of Arethus and the sea cave of Fokiotripa regularly depart from the marina.
  2. In Nea Araklitsa, in the church dedicated to the Virgin, the miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Revelation or the Virgin of Faneromeni is especially revered in the Orthodox world. It was painted by the apostle Luke himself. It was found in Turkey in Iraklits and transferred to the Greek coast by refugees. From here the name of this settlement originates: “nea” means new, Iraklitsa is the city where the icon used to be. All believers who are on vacation come to bow to the image of the Virgin and ask for health and prosperity for themselves and their loved ones.
  3. The best place for panoramic shooting is a small cape, which is located immediately near the port. It overlooks the entire bay, against which you can take fantastic photos.

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