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Best beach on Crete

This fine beach is about a 10 minute drive from Plakias along a very scenic route. It is a blue... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
mikeoG6173IK
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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Great Beach

It was a lovely clean beach, with a couple of tavenas at the back of it. When we had enough of sun... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Elaine J
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

This fine beach is about a 10 minute drive from Plakias along a very scenic route. It is a blue flag beach with the cleanest seawater on Crete. Their are a couple of excellent tavernas virtually on the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

It was a lovely clean beach, with a couple of tavenas at the back of it. When we had enough of sun bathing we went and had a beer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine J
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This beach has much improved over the last few years, caters for all tastes, one end for textiles other end for clothes optional people, beach is not as stony as it used to be, that must be down to winter tide changing the structure, This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikerawlings
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Difficult one to write as the beach was fantastic. Crystal water, great snorkelling and lots to explore. Would have scored 5 if the beach bar was any good. I stood at the bar for 10 minutes to order some club sandwiches and was completely ignored...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank markrat
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

No loud music, plenty of space, room to park.......oh yes and an idyllic Cretan beach with blue waters to cool off in. Perfect.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig1961_01
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

One of our favourite beaches. Despit the fact it was August, it was quiet. The sand is lovely the sea is fabulous calm clear clean. The beds ate free if you order drinks. Gorgeous views eady to get too plenty parking delicious beach restaurant. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KPauk
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Souda beach is one of the best southern beaches of Kriti, with clean and cool water, nice organized sandy beach and a must when it is not windy!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gianzo7
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Quiet rocky beach with pebble sand, ideal for children and snorkling due to shallow clear water, lots of rocks and water pools, not the prettiest beach just ok and convienient if you stay in plakias, there are better beaches in the area and lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank elsie6788e
Reviewed July 31, 2018

While facing the sea, Souda beach is on the left a naturist beach and on the right a textile beach. There are taverna,s behind the textile end, and sun beds are available on both sections. This is a nice sheltered beach with a good mixture...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Pathfinder803274
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for family with less wind than other beaches around. There is a beach bar for coffee and drinks and a tavern for food with many good plates.

Date of experience: July 2018
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