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About the place: Kokkinos Pyrgos

Kokkinos Pyrgos (i.e. Red Tower, in Greek: Κόκκινος Πύργος) is a small port village (and recently a blooming beach resort) in the south of the Greek island of Crete. It belongs to the municipality of Festos. It is located about 67km west of Heraklion, close to the town of Tymbaki,* between Matala (15 kilometers distance) and Agia Galini (10 kilometers distance). Its name suggests a red clay(?) tower, of which nothing is known. The climate of the region is generally warm (and many times windy!) and many locals grow fresh vegetables in greenhouses.

The harbor of Kokkinos Pyrgos offers docking facilities for sailing and fishing boats. In front of the village, there is a very long sandy beach, which starts here and extends for several kilometers to the southeast, till Kommos. This long beach hosts several loggerhead sea turtles (Carretta carretta) that lay their eggs in the sand during summer. The sea turtles and the nests are protected by several organizations. The beach of Kokkinos Pirg…

My destination: Kokkinos Pyrgos, by Eleni Xidaki

This post is actually a short essay written by an adult English Language student of mine, on favourite travel destinations.
Kokkinos Pyrgosis a small village sixty miles way from Heraklion. It belongs to small town, Tympaki of about 5,000 people.
Things to do If you are on holiday, you can find there a small variety of accommodation units, restaurants and cafes. You can enjoy the sea and the sun. Kokkinos Pyrgos has a beach of over six miles, where you can walk with your dog for instance. You could visit the street market in Tympaki every Friday (or the one in Moires every Saturday); where you can drink the traditional red colour drink "kanellada".
My suggestions You can visit a lot of nearby attractions and archaeological sites, like the Palace of Phaistos, the famous Minoan city in South Crete, or Gortys, and Agia Triada. You could also visit small traditional villages like Kamilari, Vorroi. And, of course, you should visit Matala the famous coastal village with the famous…