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Great beach.

A lovely quiet beach. Well worth visiting. It is quite a long, downhill journey to get there but... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Angela H
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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Recommend this beach , it is set in a lovely bay , sunbeds 6 euros for two all day , sand and sea... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A lovely quiet beach. Well worth visiting. It is quite a long, downhill journey to get there but so worthwhile. Two very good tavernas and it is possible to order your food and have it brought to you on the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Recommend this beach , it is set in a lovely bay , sunbeds 6 euros for two all day , sand and sea are lovely and not too many pebbles / rocks under water. Parking available but does get busy . A cafe / taverna...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this beach, the scenery is beautiful and not so crowded. The Garden Tavern was a great discovery for a late lunch, with cretan delights and very nice music. We had grilled calamari, lamb souvlaki, greek salad and dakos, all very tasty. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I went around 3 pm and it was pretty crowded and parking was a nightmare. So pack light in case you need to walk from your car to the beach. Other than that there is a lot of spots to rent or to sit further...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Meeroz
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Very high recommended for real Cretan food Always friendly and great standards Will always be back yassu

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gordan L
Reviewed August 21, 2018

An amazing beach! Clear and deep waters. Bring your goggles and you will discover an amazing world below sea... Be patient driving there, when you reach the beach you will forget all about it. It is an organised beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The beach is a bit small so you should definitely go there early. Crystal clear waters are beautiful.. and the restaurant at the back spoils you by waiting for you right under your umbrella

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The beach itself is lovely. The sand is a little coarse but the water crystal clear we lots of marine life to observe if snorkelling. The owners of the bar overlooking the beach are great too. I was offered the obligatory free Raki as I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HomesickRob
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I visited this beach during my summer holidays. It is very nice with clear water. It has sunbeds and umbrellas for red. It has also service to eat and drink at the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GMarka
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Shoinaria bay a 3 bedroom apartment/ rooms to let which was very clean and tidy. The restaurant on the first floor is not good at all, but the garden taverna very nice. The beach is highly recommended for snorkeling and diving but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ann b
August 14, 2018|
Response from noritaaraico | Reviewed this property |
The Garden Tavern accepts credit cards an food is delicious
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ann b
August 10, 2018|
Response from AspAndA1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, they don't have electricity.