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Glika Nera Bay

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Address: Loutro, Crete, Greece

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If you happen to be in Loutro, don't miss this

We went quite early in the morning (we arrived around 10:30) and it was wise, since at that point the beach was still almost empty and we could pick the spot we preferred. An... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Matteo B
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We went quite early in the morning (we arrived around 10:30) and it was wise, since at that point the beach was still almost empty and we could pick the spot we preferred. An umbrella with two beach loungers comes at 6.50€ per day, even cheaper than in Loutro. Even though many more people arrived during the day, the beach... More 

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ankara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We took the regular ferry departing 11:00 am from Loutro and the ride costs 4 EUR one way. You an return to Loutro at 17:00 pm or to Hora Sfakia at 17:30 pm. The beach was perfect for couples or families with children. Because of the spring water, the shallow part of the sea is very cold. The beach has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Worth the effort to go. We took a water taxi (be careful of return time, the water taxi people aren't always clear and you could get left behind, only to pay 40€ for a private ride) and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The taverna is great and the people working there are very friendly.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Sweetwater is a very special place, this was our third visit, the last time being in 2009 so we were keen to find out what if anything had changed. The answer was not much, thankfully. The taverna is excellent, really friendly and welcoming staff and the food was excellent. They could give a few business owners in Loutro a lesson... More 

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Nantes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This beach is mainly accessible on foot as it is part of the main trail across SOuthern creek. One part is nudist, the other is not, but there is enough space for everybody. Useful taverna at one end of it. Great for beach-lovers.

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We love this place! Other reviews say it all really. It's such a chilled out calm place to be. The beach itself is part of a major hiking footpath so serious walkers in all their boots and rucksacks march past the dozing naturists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The Bay is a lovely place to visit and a very pleasant walk from Loutro, but a bit more demanding from Hora Svakia. The beach is split in two for naturists and the rest and the taverna there is excellent for local dishes or just a beer or coffee. The service is really friendly and there is no hike in... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

When staying at Sweetwater beach it is great to have this taverna with good food & drink in the shade. Always filled up, but a seat is provided when required. Fish swimming underneath gives good entertainment. Nice staff!

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

From the crystal clear sea water to the Mermaid taverna this idyllic beach is a must. Try the Fakies (lentil soup) and sip a glass of local wine while Georgios entertains all comers with his cretan wit. You will come back...it's heaven. Clothing optional on the beach too!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Sweet little bay a little over an hour away from Loutro by foot. Easy to follow trail. Once you get there, that little tavern over the water is a great reward. Food and drink and not outrageously priced. Beach closet to the tavern is clothing, the other end is a clothing optional beach. The Tavern owner had to come out... More 

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