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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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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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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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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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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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Gouves beaches

Gouves beach, north Heraklion

Location Gouves beaches are approximately 18km east of Heraklion city. Gouves is an area which consists ofRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Mavros Kolimbos beach

Mavros Kolimbos beach, Ierapetra, south Lasithi, east Crete

Location Mavros Kolimbos beach or Agios Panteleimonas as it is also called due to the nearby church,Read more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Kolokytha beach

Kolokytha beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

Location The small islet of Kolokytha lies opposite the peninsula of Spinalonga. It is very close to EloundaRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Mononaftis beach

Mononaftis beach, Agia Pelagia, north Heraklion, Crete

Location Mononaftis beach is located 29km northwest of Heraklion and just 2km north of the main beach of AgiaRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Platanakia beach

Platanakia beach, west Chania

Location Platanakia beach is located approximately 58km south-west of Chania and 20km south of Kissamos. This secludedRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Matala beach

Matala beach, south Heraklion

Location Matala is located about 70km south west of Heraklion city. It is one of the most popularRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Xerokambos beaches

Xerokambos beaches, east Lasithi, Crete, Greece

Location Xerokambos is a magnificent beach complex, on the southeastern tip of the Lassithi prefecture. It isRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Nopigia beach

Nopigia beach, Chania

Location The quiet village of Nopigia is situated 32km west of Chania town and 7km east ofRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Plakias beach

Plakias beach, south Rethymnon, Crete

Location Plakias is a 1,4km long beach, 35km south of Rethymno town. The main beach lies betweenRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Havania beach

Havania beach, Agios Nikolaos

Location Havania beach is located just 2km north of Agios Nikolaos town, on the coastal road toRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Kato Zakros beach

Kato Zakros beach, east Lasithi

Location Kato Zakros is a small and scenic village on the easternmost tip of Crete. It isRead more

 

Area: Lasithi 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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Kali Limenes beaches

Kali Limenes beaches, south Heraklion

Location Kali Limenes  beaches are about 75km south west of Heraklioncity, on a good road. Characteristics FacilitiesRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Gialiskari beach

Gialiskari beach, Paleochora

Location Gialiskari or Anidri beach lies about 4km east of Paleochora and is considered among the mostRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Bali beaches

Bali beaches, north Rethymnon

Location Bali beaches are located 33km east of Rethymno and 53km west of Heraklion city. They nestleRead 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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Anissaras beach

Anissaras beach, north Heraklion

Location Anissaras beach is approximately 25 km east of Heraklion city and 4 km west of theRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Karoumes beach

Karoumes beach, east Lasithi

Location Karoumes beach is approximately 100km east of Agios Nikolaos, 30km east of Sitia and some 10kmRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Gerani beach – Rethymno

Gerani beach, north Rethymnon

Location Gerani is a small beach, located 8km west of Rethymno town, near the homonymous village. This pebblyRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Milatos beaches

Milatos beaches, Lasithi

Location Milatos is located 34km north of Agios Nikolaos and 16km east of Hersonissos, next to theRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Elafonissi beach

Elafonissi beach, Chania

Location Elafonissi beach in Chania and Balos beach are among the most tropical beaches in Crete. Elafonissi lies on the southRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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