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Beaches in Crete: Find out the best beaches in Crete. We provide information, location on map, photos, reviews, directions. Most beaches of Crete are listed in the following beach guide including beaches in Chania, Heraklion, Rethymnon, Lassithi.
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Falassarna beach

Falassarna beach, Chania

Location Falassarna beach in Chania Crete lies 59km west of Chania town and 17km west of Kissamos. FalassarbaRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Ammoudi beaches

Ammoudi beaches, south Rethymnon, Crete

Location Ammoudi and Ammoudaki (i.e. sand) are two wonderful coves, 33km south of Rethymno town. They areRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Makrigialos beaches

Makrigialos beaches, south Lasithi, Crete, Greece

Location Makrigialos or Makry Gialos in south Lasithi, east Crete lies 25km east of Ierapetra, 34km southRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Chrissi Island

Chrissi Island, south Lasithi

Location Chrissi (i.e. golden), or Gaidouronisi (i.e. donkey island) is an uninhabited islet in the Libyan sea,Read more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Kouremenos beach

Kouremenos beach, east Lasithi

Location Kouremenos beach lies in the cove Grantes, 87km east of Agios Nikolaos, 20km east of SitiaRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Pachia Ammos beach

Pachia Ammos beach, Paleochora, Chania, Crete, Greece

Location A one kilometre long beach just a short walk from the centre of Paleochora, Pachia Ammos (i.e.Read more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Afratolakkoi beach

Afratolakkoi beach, west of Chania, Crete

Location Afratolakkoi or Gylisma beach lies 69km south west of Chania and 31km south of Kissamos. Characteristics FacilitiesRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Kalamaki beach – Chania

Kalamaki beach, Chania

Location Kalamaki beach is just 4km west of the centre of Chania town. It’s always been popularRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Kedrodassos beach

Kedrodassos beach, south west Chania

Location Kedrodassos beach (i.e. cedar grove) is located 74km south west of Chania town and 1km east ofRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Sweet Water beach (Glyka Nera)

Sweet Water beach, Sfakia, Chania, Crete

Location Undoubtedly one of the loveliest beaches in south west Crete, Glyka Nera (i.e. Sweet Water) isRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Maridati beach

Maridati beach, Palekastro, Stia, Lasithi, east Crete

Location Maridati is a beautiful and remote beach, hidden in a green valley near Palekasto, just 3kmRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Gerani beach – Chania

Gerani beach, Chania

Location Gerani beach lies on the fertile homonymous village, 15km west of Chania town. The village of GeraniRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Achlia beach

Achlia beach, south Lasithi

Location Achlia or Galini beach as locals call it, is located 50km south east of Agios NikolaosRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Vrissi beach

Vrissi beach, Chora Sfakion, Chania, Crete

Location Vrissi beach (i.e. the spring), is located at the west end of Chora Sfakion, 75km southRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Ierapetra beaches

Ierapetra town beaches, Lasithi

Location Ierapetra is the town with the warmest climate in Greece, located 32km south east of AgiosRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Kommos beach

Kommos beach, south Heraklion

Location Kommos or Komos beach is located 70km south west of Heraklion city, between Kalamaki and Matala,Read more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Tou Maliou to Ryaki beach

Tou Maliou to Ryaki beach, north Rethymnon, Crete

Location Tou Maliou to Ryaki (i.e. Malios’ stream) is a wonderful small beach, 15km east of Rethymno townRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Pachia Ammos beach – Lasithi

Pachia Ammos beach, north Lasithi, east Crete

Location Pachia Ammos beach (i.e.thick sand) is located 20km east of Agios Nikolaos, on the road leadingRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Tersanas beach

Tersanas beach, Akrotiri, Chania, Crete, Greece

Location The beach of Tersanas (i.e. shipyard) is located 13km nort east of Chania town, on the westRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Shinaria beach

Shinaria beach, south Rethymnon

Location Shinaria beach is located 33km south of Rethymno town, in the wider area of Plakias. This wonderfulRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Keratides beach

Keratides beach, Paleochora

Location Keratides is the neighbouring beach to Chalikia, towards the east. Characteristics Facilities The beach isn’t organised.Read more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Orthi Ammos beach

Orthi Ammos beach, Frangokastello, Sfakia, Chania

Location Orthi Ammos beach is located 80,5km south east of Chania town, 16,5km east of Chora SfakionRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Menies beaches

Menies beaches, Chania

Location Menies beaches are located on the north eastern end of Rodopos cape, about 45km north westRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Harbour beach at Chora Sfakion

Harbour beach at Chora Sfakion, Chania, Crete

Location A small pebbly beach in the heart of Chora Sfakion, just in front of the tavernas.Read more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Malavra beach

Malavra beach, north Lasithi

Location The isolated beach of Malavra is 2km east of Tholos beach, and 3km south of theRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Kalathas beach

Kalathas beach, Akrotiri, Chania, Crete, Greece

Location Kalathas is located 13km north east of Chania town, on the western side of cape Akrotiri. KalathasRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Red beach

Red beach - Kokkini Ammos, Matala, south Heraklion

Location Red beach or Kokkini Ammos in Greek is located 68km south west of Heraklion city andRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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