The bay of Karteros was named after the Byzantine General Krateros. It is located 7 km from Heraklion on the eastern side of the city.

The length of the beach is 4 km and it is an organized area with hotels, taverns and bars where the visitor can enjoy his swimming accompanied by food or drink with a pleasant stay.

Karteros is one of the top choices for the daily swimming of the inhabitants of the city of Heraklion, as it is very close to the highway exit and is a quick and quality choice for the residents' swimming.