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Itanos Beach

Itanos, Crete, Greece
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Beautiful sandy beach

Amazing clear water, golden sandy beach, right next to an archaeological site. Wonderful spot... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Ágnes F
Luton, United Kingdom
Wondeful alternative of crowded Vai beach

After we stayed in Vai beach, we went visit the Itanos. The beach is very beautiful, and you can... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2016
Mauro M
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Itanos, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Amazing clear water, golden sandy beach, right next to an archaeological site. Wonderful spot, not crowded by tourists, at least it wasn't at all when we visited. Highly recommended if you like peaceful amazing sandy beaches.

Thank Ágnes F
Reviewed August 9, 2016

After we stayed in Vai beach, we went visit the Itanos. The beach is very beautiful, and you can choose from actually 2 or 3 small beaches. They are all nice, very few people and the view from the hill, where the Itanos village remains...More

Thank Mauro M
Reviewed July 21, 2016

There are, in fact three beaches at Itanos, one small beach by the car park, a beach through the archaeological site, and a beach over the headland also through the archaeological site. The third is the best for swimmers and those wishing to snorkel. After...More

1  Thank Grekophile
Reviewed June 7, 2016

On a drive in the area we visited Bai but it was so busy with coach parties we decided to move on .A couple of kilometers up the road we found the beach and archaeological ruins. The beach was nice and sandy and almost deserted....More

Thank ripley054
Reviewed January 4, 2016

Frankly, I like this beach was more beautiful than you! Not a crowded people, has hidden corners and you can here bring your dog!

1  Thank Nensi N
Reviewed September 25, 2015

Itanos Beach is at the end of the road in the north east corner of Crete. It is tiny, but perfect. No beds, umbrellas, or tavernas, but sand, palm tree, and beautiful blue sea. Hardly anyone was there.

1  Thank Avril T
Reviewed June 27, 2015

A peaceful, perfect spot to lay and bathe all day long. Ancient ruins and swimming! It can't get any better. You have to walk a little and climb up and down for the beach, but the path is not difficult path. The water is clear...More

1  Thank SophiaSeriouslyNow
Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place ! Very quiet and unique natural beauty !! Its worth to visit.. I would recommend to everubody !!

Thank Γιωργος Π
Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you want a beautiful and quiet beach, don't turn to Vai but go ahead for 5 minutes (by car). Then leave your car in the parking, climb 5 minutes to the hill and descend to the beach. Long beach, sand mostly, few possibilities for...More

2  Thank jusaja
Reviewed September 24, 2014

A big thank you to fellow reviewers that recommended this beach. We went to Vai beach first and found it too crowded. So we drove a few minutes north and found Itanos. It looks just like the photos that have been posted by TA reviewers....More

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