Ligaria Beach

Ligaria, meaning chaste tree in Greek, took its name from the flora that seems to flourish on its grounds. Similar to lavender, these light purple bushes adorn this quaint seaside village. Rent a car from Blue Car rental and rest in Ligaria's calm waters and natural beauty.

Ligaria Beach

The beach of Ligaria


A Tranquil Coastal Escape on Crete's Shores

Ligaria Beach presents as one of the most serene coastal retreats among the captivating shores of Crete. However, like most hidden gems in Crete, it might be a bit challenging to get there from Heraklion without spending hours in public transport and walking through the heat to get to the beach. Rent your car straight from Heraklion airport or pick it up from our various locations and even selected hotels and enjoy the scenic drive through the stunning Mediterranean scenery. In this blog article, we invite you to discover the allure of Ligaria Beach, where pristine sands, azure waters, and a tranquil ambiance create the perfect setting for a rejuvenating getaway. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, indulge in water activities, and embrace the peacefulness of this hidden gem.

What to see

Pristine Sandy Shoreline

Ligaria Beach showcases a pristine sandy shoreline that beckons visitors to relax and unwind. Feel the soft grains of sand between your toes as you stroll along the coast, or simply soak up the Mediterranean sun on a comfortable beach lounger. The tranquil atmosphere and gentle sea breeze create an idyllic environment for sunbathing, reading a book, or enjoying a leisurely picnic while gazing out at the sparkling turquoise waters.

Crystal-Clear Waters

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Ligaria Beach and discover a mesmerizing underwater world. Snorkelers and scuba diving enthusiasts will be enthralled by the vibrant marine life and colorful coral formations beneath the surface. The calm and transparent sea allows for excellent visibility, making it an ideal spot for underwater exploration. Whether you're an experienced diver or a novice snorkeler, Ligaria Beach offers an unforgettable opportunity to connect with the marine wonders of the Aegean Sea.

Tranquil Atmosphere and Relaxation

Ligaria Beach is cherished for its peaceful ambiance and serene surroundings. Far from the bustling crowds, this secluded haven offers a tranquil escape from the stresses of daily life. Bask in the soothing sounds of gently lapping waves and embrace the serenity of the beach. Find your own secluded spot to meditate, practice yoga, or simply let your thoughts drift away as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty and peacefulness of Ligaria Beach.

Water Sports and Adventure

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, Ligaria Beach presents an array of exciting water sports activities. Take to the waves and try your hand at windsurfing, jet skiing, or kayaking. Explore the picturesque coastline through paddleboarding or join a guided boat tour to discover hidden caves and secluded bays nearby. From thrilling adventures to leisurely explorations, Ligaria Beach offers something for everyone, ensuring an exciting and memorable experience. If water sports aren’t your thing, rent a cabrio car and enjoy the scenic roads around Ligaria Beach in an unmatched beachy ride. Have a look at our fleet here and start your adventure now!

Nearby Attractions and Exploration

While Ligaria Beach offers a haven of tranquillity, it also provides easy access to nearby attractions and cultural sites. Embark on a short drive to the historic city of Heraklion and explore the ancient ruins of the Palace of Knossos or immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the local markets. Additionally, the charming seaside resort of Agia Pelagia, once a fishing village, is within reach, offering authentic taverns, shops, and a glimpse into the traditional Cretan way of life. Make your reservation for a most comfortable trip and extra flexibility to your exploring here!

How to get there

Getting there from Heraklion can be as easy as a half an hour's drive full of scenic Mediterranean landscapes and as difficult as up to an hour of walking depending on the mode of transportation you use. As beautiful as Ligaria may be it is quite far from the city centre. Rent a car with us and pick it up from Heraklion Airport, Chania Airport, Heraklion Port, or the hotel of your choice around town without a credit card. Alternatively, you might choose public transportation, where a bus takes you up to a central point nearby and you walk through the stunning views to get to the beach. If you decide to rent a car, here are a few options we consider best for a trip to Ligaria Beach.

  • You may choose a Toyota Corolla (Group E), a reliable and spacious option, perfect for families or groups of friends. With its comfortable interior and ample luggage space, it ensures a comfortable journey to Ligaria Beach. It features five seats, five doors, a capacity for five luggage bags, a manual gearbox, air conditioning, Bluetooth, a USB port, and many more. With a rental price starting from 39.00 € per day, you get everything you need in one!
  • If you decide on a Kia Stonic (Group D1), be sure you are getting a versatile car, offering a good balance of size and maneuverability. It's well-suited for navigating both urban streets and potentially narrower roads near Ligaria Beach. It also provides enough space for luggage and beach gear. Its characteristics include among others, five seats, five doors, a capacity for three luggage bags, a manual gearbox, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB port. The rental price starts from 40.00 € per day. Reserve yours now and begin your trip to Ligaria and its surrounding coastal gems!
  • The VW T-cross (Group D2) is a compact SUV that will take you anywhere you need to go no matter the terrain. It provides a higher vantage point for better visibility on the roads and it offers a good combination of space, comfort, and road handling, making it suitable for the terrain around Ligaria Beach. Five seats, five doors, capacity for four luggage bags, manual gearbox, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB port, and many more quality features for the most comfortable drive. Starting from 43.00 € per day, your Greek summer begins here!

Ligaria Beach is a true sanctuary for those seeking relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Its pristine sandy shoreline, crystal-clear waters, and tranquil atmosphere provide an idyllic setting for a rejuvenating escape. Whether you prefer lounging on the beach, exploring underwater wonders, or embarking on cultural excursions, Ligaria Beach promises an unforgettable experience along the captivating coast of Crete.