An untouched historic place
Today, Kommos in south Crete is famous for its wonderful, long, sandy beach. One of the largest in Crete, it stretches all the way from Kalamaki to just before Matala. In the summer it is a nesting beach for the caretta sea turtles.
During the Minoan civilisation, Kommos was once an ancient town with its own harbour. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Heraklion Prefecture, about 64 kilometres south of the city of Heraklion.