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Sfakaki beach

Location

Sfakaki is a sandy and well organised beach,  only 10km east of Rethymno town, on the north coast of Crete.

Characteristics

Access By: Car Beach Type: Pebbles
Depth: Normal Temperature: Normal
Natural Shade: Yes Crowded: No
Windy: Yes Organised: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, cafes, beach bars, restaurants, accommodation, mini markets, ATM cashpoint machines.

Notes

Sfakaki beach¬†hosts the Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle from May to September therefore some parts of the beach aren’t always accessible.
As Sfakaki is a northern beach, it is affected by the winds especially in August.

How to get to Sfakaki

There are local buses running from Rethymno to Sfakaki every 30 minutes.

Photo by: Ula

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