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Frangokastello Beach

Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Great setting and perfect for swimming

Beautiful beach, amazing backdrop of the Castello and mountains. Nice sandy beach with great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rjhollis
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Nice quiet beach

Nice sandy beach, great for relaxing and swimming with a beautiful view. Ideal for young families... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stannie79
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Ghent, Belgium
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Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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"lovely beach"
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"crystal clear water"
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"imbros gorge"
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"sunbeds and umbrellas"
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"soft sand"
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"free space"
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"small pebbles"
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"south coast"
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"mountain road"
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"fine sand"
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"day trip"
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"great for kids"
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"long beach"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, amazing backdrop of the Castello and mountains. Nice sandy beach with great swimming either in a sheltered lagoon or out towards good waves with rocky reefs perfect for snorkeling.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice sandy beach, great for relaxing and swimming with a beautiful view. Ideal for young families and couples who wish to stay away from the crowded resorts

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a all day out, it is a one hour drive from Rethymno, and the roads are super all the way. The beach was not overly crowded and generally very calm with available sunbeds at 5 euros a pair. It is an...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

A fetid swamp of a place. How this has got rave reviews is beyond me. Horrible beach, murky water, stiflingly hot and swarming with mosquitos. There's nothing to do here, except anticipate the moment you get the hell out. There are much better beaches on...More

1  Thank radapetrovic
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Crystal clear turquoise water, a beach with fine sand in an amazing lagoon. It wasn’t too busy when we visited late morning. The beach has sun loungers for hire else there was plenty of space for putting down towels to rest on. Definitely recommend a...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

The beach is long enough to hide from others and enjoy peace, sand is so pleasant and waters are very warm.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Yesterday we went to Frangokastello as is our tradition when staying on Crete. The castle is fascinating but while we all love the idea of dipping our toes in the Libyan Sea, STAY AWAY FROM THE BEACH. There are tide pools that bring the water...More

4  Thank judithrobinsonlevine
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is a wonderful place. The food is superbly delicious as it is always freshly cooked by the lovely Gina. She uses her traditional recipes as a base and goes on from there. You never know what she has cooking: the choice is likely to...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

if you look for a quite ,beautiful,sandy beach that the one fro you.crystal waters with tavers around and small hotels....perfection ...

1  Thank George T
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We drove from Chania to Frangokastello along the beautiful mountain road and it took about one and a half hours to get there..Great views of the mountains and good also to be able to see the Imbros Gorge. Frangokastello Castle was in a perfect setting....More

1  Thank jeanwhatling
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