There are several beaches you can visit just a couple of minutes away from Chersonissos.
Close to the port of Chersonissos, you will find the beach Sarandari Coves. Its main characteristic is the wonderful pristine sea. The whole series of coves is protected by Cape Sarandaris, which makes the beaches calm and waveless, as the cape prevents the northern winds from affecting the area.
Analipsi’s main beach is well organized. One of the most characteristic landmarks in town is the small chapel of Agia Marina, located almost on the sand. The village is, overall, a good place for family holidays, it’s also a great place to stay if you’re not so much into the nightlife that you can more easily find in Chersonissos, in the center of Heraklion, or in the nearby town of Malia.
Another seaside village worth a visit while in Chersonissos is the tranquil coastal village of Stalida. The atmosphere, more relaxed that what you’ll find in Chersonissos, makes it a great place for a day of complete relax.