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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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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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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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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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Ammoudara beach – Heraklion

Ammoudara beach, north Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Location Ammoudara (i.e. Big sand), is a 7km long sandy beach which starts 1km west of Heraklion,Read more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Treis Ekklisies beaches

Treis Ekklisies beaches, Asterousia mount., south Heraklion, Crete

Location Treis Ekklisies beaches (i.e. Three Churches) are located 62km south of Heraklion. The homonymous village is namedRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Mavros molos beach

Mavros molos beach, Kissamos, Chania, Crete

Location The most popular beach in Kastelli, Mavros molos is located 36km west of Chania, in Kissamos. CharacteristicsRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Kolymbari beach

Kolymbari beach, Chania

Location Kolymbari beach is approximately 23km west of Chania town, on the old National road Chania-Kissamos. It is theRead more

 

Area: Chania 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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Psaromoura beach

Psaromoura beach, Agia Pelagia, north Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Location Psaromoura beach is 29km north of Heraklion city and 500m away from Agia Pelagia. It isRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Georgioupolis beach

Georgioupolis beach, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete

Location Georgioupolis beach in Chania prefecture is located 38km east of Chania and 21km west of Rethymno,Read more

 

Area: Chania 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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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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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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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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Stalida beach

Stalida beach, north Heraklion

Location Stalida or Stalis beach is 31km east of Heraklion city, midway between Hersonissos and Malia. TheRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Salamias beaches

Salamias beaches, Asterousia mountains, south Heraklion, Crete

Location The beaches of Salamias are located about 67km south of Heraklion city. Although access is veryRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Ombros Gialos beach

Ombros Gialos beach, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete

Location Ombros Gialos (or Ombrosgialos) is about 26km east of Chania, near the village of Paleloni, inRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Tavronitis beach

Tavronitis beach, Chania

Location Tavronitis beach is located about 18km west of Chania town, on the old national road connectingRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Episkopi beach

Episkopi beach, north Rethymnon

Location Episkopi beach is located 16km west of Rethymno town and 45km east of Chania, on theRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon 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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Loutraki beach

Loutraki beach, Akrotiri, Chania

Location Loutraki beach is approximately 16km east of Chania, near the military base of Souda at cape Akrotiri. CharacteristicsRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Almyros beach

Almyros beach, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi, Crete

Location Almyros (or Almitros) beach is located approximately 2,5km south of Agios Nikolaos town. The long beachRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Glaros beach

Glaros beach, Chania

Location Glaros beach is between the beaches of Agii Apostoli and Kalamaki. It is just 3,5 km west of theRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Marathi beach

Marathi beach, Akrotiri, Chania

Location The beach of Marathi is about 16km east of Chania, near the military base of Souda,Read more

 

Area: Chania 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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Kalogeros beach

Kalogeros beach, Sfakia, Chania

Location Kalogeros beach (i.e. Monk), is located 57km south of Chania town, 13km east of Sougia andRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Potamos beach

Potamos beach, Malia

Location Potamos beach in Malia is located just west of the Minoan Palace of Malia, 37km eastRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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