Fodele beach is located 29 km northwest of Heraklion. Fodele is a beautiful sandy beach awarded with blue flag.
The beach is organized with umbrellas shower lifeguard chairs, and water sports, cafes and restaurants and very close there are rooms for rent. Fodele beach in west under the big hotel is partly protected by the seawall while in the east the beach is less crowded. Fodele is a very pretty village of Heraklion with picturesque alleys built riverside Pantomantris. Fodele considered the birthplace of Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco (1541-1614) and the house in which he grew up, is working as a museum, with copies of his works. Adjacent to the museum of El Greco is the old Church of Our Lady 11th century with the created font of.