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Agia Galini beaches

Location

Agia Galini beaches are approximately 53km south of Rethymno, at the homonymous coastal village.
Both beaches at Agia Galini feature calm waters and start east of the port of the village.
They are seperated by river Amarianos or Platys ( i.e. wide).

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Sand/pebbles Depth: Normal
Temperature: Normal/cool Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Yes Crowded: Normal
Family-friendly: Yes Handicapped accessible: Yes

Facilities

Showers, umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, boat trips, cafe, beach bars, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation, campsite, mini markets, shops, pharmacies, car rentals, taxis, post office, currency exchange office, ATMs.

Notes

The main beach of Agia Galini is very well organized with cafes and restaurants a stone’s throw away.
If you cross the bridge over the river, you will find the second less organised beach, next to the camping site.

This second beach continues for several kilometres to Kokkinos Pyrgos, about 1.5 hours’ walk away, but the coast becomes narrower and the sand is soon replaced by large stones.
At some point, this inaccessible by car beach gets frequented by nudists but as since it is totally unorganized, you should bring whatever you may need with you.

How to get to Agia Galini

Agia Galini beaches are easily accessible from Rethymno and Heraklion.
If you choose to drive from Rethymno, take the provincial road Phaistou – Agia Galinis passing through the villages of Armenoi, Spili, Akoumia. You will reach Agia Galini after about 1 hour.
If you choose to drive from Heraklion, take the new National road (E75) towards Rethymno, to the west.
After about 6km, take the exit to Tymbaki, Agia Galini and Kokkinos Pyrgos beach, leading to the provincial road Herakliou-Phaistou.
You will reach Agia Galini after about 1,5 hours.

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