The mass tourism has not yet taken hold in Kokkinos Pirgos and there are only a few small hotels and apartmentsplaces. Our small coastal community, 2km away from Tymbaki, has fantastic beaches with the crystal clear water of the Libyan sea, small harbor with docking facilities for sailing and fishing boats and a beach promenade with fish taverns, cafes and bars.
Kokkinos Pirgos (meaning red tower), took its name by a castle that was there during the Middle Ages built from red clay earth. The climate of the region is warm, which is indicated by the many greenhouses of fresh vegetables.
The village is located in the middle of the Messara bay and has a beach on each side. The eastern part of the beach is sandy and extends for several kilometers to the southeast, you can walk along the beach to Kalamaki and have a nice stop for a coffee or lunch, and even further to the beautiful sandy Komos Beach, where you find the Karibu and Bunga Bunga bars. The western beach starts behind the harbor is quite wide, but as you head towards Agia Galini large gravel masses raise above it and approach the sea.
The village Kokkinos Pirgos is the perfect place to stay, if you plan to explore the area of the Messara plain, the Asterousia Mountains, the Ida Mountains with the Psiloritis and the Southern part of the area Rethymnon, or if you just want to relax for some day and walk along the sandy beaches.