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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Afrata beach

Afrata beach, north west of Chania, Crete

Location Afrata beach is situated at cape Rodopos, 28km west of Chania town. It is the westernmost pointRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Agia Pelagia beaches

Agia Pelagia beaches, north Heraklion, Crete

Location Agia Pelagia beaches (i.e. Santa Pelagia) are located 25km west of Heraklion city. Agia Pelagia hasRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Kalo Nero beach

Kalo Nero beach, south Lasithi

Location Kalo Nero beach (i.e. Good Water) is located 66km south of Agios Nikolaos and 33km east ofRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Agriomandra beach

Agriomandra beach, north Lasithi, Crete, Greece

Location Agriomandra beach (i.e. Wild pen or wild enclosure) is located 27km east of Agios Nikolaos and 3kmRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Agia Marina beach – Rethymno

Agia Marina beach, south Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

Location Agia Marina beach is located 44km south west of Rethymnon and 83km south of Chania, betweenRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Koutsounari beach

Koutsounari beach, south Lasithi, east Crete

Location Koutsounari beach in Lasithi south east Crete is one of the longest beaches in the island,Read more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Platanias beach

Platanias beach, Chania

Location Platanias is a 3 km long sandy beach, adjacent to the beach of Agia Marina, about 10km west ofRead 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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Voidomatis beach

Voidomatis beach, south Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Location Voidomatis or Vouidomatos beach (i.e. the eye of an ox) is located about 63km south ofRead more

 

Area: Heraklion 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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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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Keramos beach

Keramos beach, Loutro, Sfakia

Location Keramos beach lies at the east end of the Loutro village, in the magnifncent area ofRead more

 

Area: Chania 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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Chalikia beach

Chalikia beach, Paleochora

Location Another ideal beach for those who prefer to walk, Chalikia or Halikia (i.e. pebbles) is onRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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West Kalives beach

West Kalives beach, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete

Location The beaches of Kalives are found at the entrance of Souda Bay, 20km west of Chania,Read more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Petres beach

Petres beach, north Rethymno

Location Petres beach (i.e. Stones) is located 13km west of Rethymno town. It is named after the imposingRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Kiani Akti beach

Kiani Akti beach, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete

Location Kiani Akti (Cyan Beach), is located 18km east of Chania and 1km west of Kalives village.Read more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Kladissos beach

Kladissos beach, Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete

Location Kladissos beach is located 26km west of the city of Heraklion and 60km from Rethymno, justRead more

 

Area: Heraklion 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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Agios Onoufrios beach

Agios Onoufrios beach, Akrotiri, Chania, Crete, Greece

Location Agios Onoufrios beach is about 8km north of Chania town and close to the village ofRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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