Merichas Bay, on the southeastern side of Iraklia, makes an impressive sight. Its steep cliffs, more than 100m high, host many bird nests amid the wild caper plants. Two beautiful beaches lie below the cliffs, with crystal clear turquoise waters, ideal for snorkelling. Occasionally, one can also watch predator birds in action.
|Directions for access
|Accessible either on foot or by boat. A footpath starting from the main road that connects the village of Panagia with Tourkopigado beach (free bus service in the summer) leads to the top of the cliffs. The hike takes about half an hour and the spot offers a panoramic view of the bay and neighboring islands.