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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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Istron beaches

Istron beaches, north Lasithi

Location Istron bay is among the most beautiful places in Crete. It is located about 13km eastRead more

 

Area: Lasithi 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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Pirate’s Fjord beach

Pirate's Fjord beach, south Rethymnon

Location The small but stunning beach of Pirate’s Fjord is located 36km south of Rethymno town and about 5kmRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon prefecture

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Filaki beach

Filaki beach, Sfakia, Chania

Location Filaki beach (i.e. Prison) is located 3km east of Chora Sfakion, 70km south of Chania townRead 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Agia Fotia beach

Agia Fotia beach, south Lasithi

Location Agia Fotia beach in south east Crete is located 50km south east of Agios Nikolaos and 16kmRead 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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Rapaniana beach

Rapaniana beach, Chania

Location The quiet beach of Rapaniana is located about 20km west of Chania town and 10km west ofRead 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Balos beach

Balos beach, Kissamos, Chania

Location Balos beach in Chania lies in the northwestern tip of Crete, about 55km west of Chania townRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Koutsouras beach

Koutsouras beach, south Lasithi, east Crete

Location Koutsouras is a small seaside village, located 56km south east of Agios Nikolaos, 23km east ofRead more

 

Area: Lasithi 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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Trafoulas beach

Trafoulas beach, Lentas, south Heraklion

Location Trafoulas or Trahoulas beach lies in a stunningly beautiful cove, at a distance of about 69kmRead more

 

Area: Heraklion prefecture

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Agios Pavlos Sandhills

Provincial road Kissou Kampos-Keramon, Agios Vasilios, south Rethymno

Location Agios Pavlos Sandhills is approximately 55 km south of Rethymno town and 100km south-west of Heraklion. ItRead more

 

Area: Rethymnon 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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