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Frangokastello Beach

Address: Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Naples, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful sight, quiete, no crowd, near stunning beach, good traditional and genuine food, polite and nice owners and waiters, especially the bosses's son I don't remember the name, about 25 Years old. I had my birthday party there with my family. Maybe I'll come back to that paradise.

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Hampshire, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We liked the low key quiet corner that it is situated in. Despite being late Aug and early September it was never busy anywhere around the area. It felt as if it had not been discovered!

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Frangokastello has beaches ranging from gently shelving golden sand by the castle, to more shingly, rocky beaches further round the coast towards Chora Sfakion. We enjoyed snorkelling on the rocky parts, and relaxing on the sandy beaches by the castle which have sunbeds and brollies. There is something for everyone to enjoy here.

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's a terrific beach, water is clean and pleasant.There are no rocks anywhere.I highly recmmend it to all people who like to swim or have a rest on the beach in the sunshine.

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Stone Ridge, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I am so sorry that I had not read the review listed earlier describing a traveler's experience at the restaurant across from the castle. SAME THING HAPPENED TO US! The bill for 3 adults and one child came to $200 !!!! I had a feeling this was going to happen, so I just ordered a plate of beans for myself.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

In the vicinity of the old Venetian castle there is a nice beach with sandy sections, a few rocks, and quiet atmosphere. We were here in July, but as it is rather remote, there are not many guests. On the very western part, near the Sunrise Taverna, there was running fresh mountain water, so it was possible to shower. Nice.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lovely beach, with nice restaurants and bars, the resort however is rather run down with derelict buildings and a general air of being run down.

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice beach for swimming with showers/beds for hire etc. The nearby Taverna handy for drinks/meals/snacks - good service. The Venetian Fort behind the beach is well worth a visit if you are a history lover.

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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was lonely and magically distant. All kinds of people, friendly, nice place for snorkeling, shallow water is excellent for kids, no urchins of jellyfish.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love our visits to Crete and have toured extensively around the north of the island, Rethymnon, Knosos, Spili, Vrisses - all magical with great hospitality. Today was an exception, with our visit to Frangokastello turning into a nightmare. We parked at the castle and strolled into the big taverna -opposite the fortress, where we were charged €250 for a... More 

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