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Address: Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Great for the Children

Good beach. Just below the castle. Small pebbles instead of sand. Easy access. Sun chairs and umbrellas set up on the beach for hire. Safe for the children. We were there in late... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
leanneandtony
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good beach. Just below the castle. Small pebbles instead of sand. Easy access. Sun chairs and umbrellas set up on the beach for hire. Safe for the children. We were there in late April. Water still a little cold. Very refreshing. Water very clean

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Thank leanneandtony
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This beach is beautiful with a very safe lagoon for smaller children. Sunbeds and parasols are available to rent.

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Thank Elisabeth O
Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite beach in Crete. It's sandy and safe for kids and doesn't get crowded like Elafonisi or Balos. There are tavernas nearby and the scenery with the mountains and fortress is stunning.

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Thank Llama-Lover-1
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We visited Greece on September, so there wasn't much people at the beach. The sea is not so calm compared to most beaches in Crete, but it's very nice. We stayed in Chania and drove till Frangokastello. The road trip is very fun too with amazing landscapes!

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Markgroeningen, Germany
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Stunning beach with snow covered mountains in the distance. Beautiful drive through rugged mountains to get here! Loved the sea, and the fortress behind you. The water was so clear! I bet this is really popular place to be when it is actually warm outside!!

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Thank Marystrader
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Great beach to swim, sun and relax. Can get windy, but not overcrowded with basic umbrellas and chaises.

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Thank Jean W
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,544 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Nice sandy beach with wonderful view to the castle, chairs and Parasol for 5 € , not too much people, dreaming beach.

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Thank Manuela L
Horley, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Stop there to visit the castle and it was a nice surprise to find as well a lovely beach. If you go at Frangokastello, you can enjoy the view on the castle from the beach as the visit does not give much more. Safe for the children, we all had a nice time there. the temperature of the water was... More 

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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Nothing to see, the castle has no boards to even read anything about it, lost our time, castle in heraklion is much better! Beach preveli is much better!) Better choose another place ti visit while you are on Crete, the road is hard with serpantins!

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Thank Alexandr H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Soft sand and clear blue sea. Calm waters.Beach chairs and umbrellas available and a few restaurants nearby. Very quiet, no loud music or loud people!

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