The seaside village of Kali Limenes
Further west along the coast from Gortys is the tiny, tranquil, picturesque village of Kali Limenes.. The attractive village of Kali Limenes is around 82km south-west of Heraklion and located west of Levina and the Cape of Lenta. A tiny village with only around 100 inhabitants, it is the place where, legend states, the Apostle Paul disembarked via his way to Rome. Just a little way out to sea is the small islet of Trakos and also one of ancient Gortys' harbours, Lassea. In addition, it is possible to take a boat trip to the nearby monastery of Koudouma and Tsoutsouras. The small seaside village of Lenta is also close and can be reached by boat or road and, close to this is the ancient city of Levin, famous for its Asκlepeion.
The name Kali Limenes means good harbour and it is a natural port which serves fuel ships in the Mediterranean. There is a small island off the coast here with oil storage tanks. However, Kali Limenes is unspoilt with beautiful scenery, clear sea and a glorious, long, white beach.
It is not crowded and there is a nudist section to the beach. There is one taverna on the beach. .