Analipsis is roughly 24 kilometres east of Heraklion, shortly after Gouves and before Anissaras. It is also known as Analipsis Hersonissou, as it is very close to the seaside resort of Hersonissos.
Analipsis is built along a long road, running over a kilometre from the old Heraklion – Agios Nikolaos National Road down to the beach.
Analipsis differs from the neighbouring seaside resorts in that tourist development began much later here.
entering Analipsis, that you are in a verdant Cretan village with houses and pretty gardens alternating with fields and olive groves.
Of course, as you near the centre of the village and the beach, there are more and more car rental bureaux, restaurants and other tourist businesses. You will also see estate agencies, showing that there is considerable interest in buying land and houses in the area, which is still being built up.
On reaching the beach of Analipsis, the first thing you see is the tiny church with the waves almost lapping at its foot. It is a very picturesque church and every tourist who passes through Analipsis stops here for a commemorative photo.