Kalamaki is a small seaside village located 65km southwest of Heraklion, between Matala and Kokkinos Pirgos. The beach in front of the village is only a small part (2,5 km) of the vast seafront that stretches along the long Bay of Messara.
The beach has blond sand and the sea has a large smooth rock, quite slippery. Large waves that are usually lifted by the northwest winds, combined with the rocky bottom, make it difficult to access the beach. In front of the village, the beach is well organized
with umbrellas, sunbeds, taverns, rooms, lifeguard, playground, water sports, etc, but if you want to stay remote you could walk to the east, till Kommos beach, which is mainly preferred by nudists.