Damnoni, located 35km south of Rethymno and 5km east of Plakias, is a popular tourist resort, very well developed and organized. Damnoni is located at the exit of a large valley, protected by high mountains. The beach that stretches in front of the resort is a long bay with beautiful turquoise waters and coarse white sand. Here you will find all the services of a very well organized beach like umbrellas, snack bars, showers, changing rooms, water sports, scuba diving centre, hotels, restaurants,even a horse riding center. The west end of the beach, the most organized part, has a small river with water all year round. Moreover, there is a tavern in the middle of the beach under the beautiful shade of tamarisk trees. The eastern end of the beach is quieter and is linked with the adjacent beaches of Ammoudi via a short dirt road. Moreover, beyond the west end of the beach there are several small coves with sand and rocks, where you can get more privacy.