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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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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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Chrissi Akti beach – Golden Beach

Chrissi Akti beach, Chania

Location Chrissi Akti beach (i.e. Golden beach) is 2.5km west of Chania town and a few metersRead more

 

Area: Chania 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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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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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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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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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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Grammeno beaches

Grammeno beaches, Paleochora

Location Grammeno beaches lie approximately 5km west of Paleochora. The beach hosts centenarian cedar trees which deserveRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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Kalami beaches

Kalami beaches, Goudouras, south Lasithi, Crete

Location Kalami beaches lie at a distance of about 70km south east of Agios Nikolaos and 35kmRead more

 

Area: Lasithi prefecture

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Agii Apostoli beach

Agii Apostoli beach, Chania

Location Agii Apostoli beach (i.e. Holy Apostles) is just 3km west of the centre of Chania town.Read more

 

Area: Chania 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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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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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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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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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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Marmara beach

Marmara beach, Sfakia, Chania

Location Marmara (i.e. Marbles) is a small secluded beach located 85 kilometers south of Chania town andRead more

 

Area: Chania 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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Kavros beach

Kavros beach, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete, Greece

Location Kavros beach is about 42km east of Chania and 18km west of Rethymnon, just 4km eastRead more

 

Area: Chania prefecture

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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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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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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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Loutra beach

Loutra beach, south Heraklion

Location Loutra beach (i.e. Baths) is located 69km south of Heraklion and approximately 4km east of Lentas.Read 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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Tertsa beach

Tertsa beach, south Heraklion

Location Tertsa beach lies in the homonymous small village, 80km south east of Heraklion, 51km south westRead more

 

Area: Heraklion 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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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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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

 

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