Kokkini Hani Beach at Gouves
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Kokkini Hani Beach at Gouves

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Kokkini Hani is located 14km east of Heraklion. East of Heraklion airport, the old highway goes along the coast and offers magnificent sea views. After about 8 Klm, you begin climbing Kako Oros with impressive cliffs above the sea. Kako Oros is a mountain between the settlement Amnisos and Kokkini Hani with particular morphology.

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