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Great beach

This beach reminded me of sweetwater in Loutro, mostly pebbles and busy with walkers. The beach bar... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Still our favourite beach

We first took the 3 miles of rough road (ok for a car if driven with care) 14 years ago and it is... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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All reviews snack bar no problem eastern half plus side dusty road several hours crystal clear water cold beer on foot worth a visit sunbeds and umbrellas trees km tavernas sea sand beach
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

This beach reminded me of sweetwater in Loutro, mostly pebbles and busy with walkers. The beach bar served an excellent lunch and the toilets in the cave were amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roses12016
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We first took the 3 miles of rough road (ok for a car if driven with care) 14 years ago and it is still our favourite in the area when we have been back in Paleochora several times in the intervening years. There are several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eros
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The approach to this site on the Sandy Beach side has been: shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh can you hear the silence, hey, this is too noisy……………………………………….. Fantastic. The sea is fu***** transparent, liquid air, nothing to do with the most crowdy northy beaches, zero noise @ all. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karognigni
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We went to this beach with an infant in August (high season). It is an ordinary beach, nothing special, but there are several things, that disappointed me: 1) it is overcrowded. There are just too many people, so it is quite noisy there. We came...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank le_lya_fa
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Another great beach with a challenging access with private cars. The trip is worth the dusty road as the clean water with the rocks are very pleasant! The eastern part of the beach is populated with Nudists.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 435ramil
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Gialiskari beach is really worth a visit if you are into clear waters and less crowds. The water was by far the clearest we saw during our Crete trip and there wasn't too many people. It approx. 4 km so a short run or bike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank salmiakkirae
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This beach is located on a very clear and virgin place, just a 15 minute from the centre of Palaiochora. It's totally worth it, it's water is soft and fresh, since there are underground springs of cold water. Perfect for families and a place where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sertheo
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Gialiskari comes as a set of 3 beaches. The 2 western ones come with big pebbles, the eastern one is called "sandy beach", but it actually has fine pebbles. In a sunny summer day both kinds are impossible to walk without at least a pair...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nicolamanini
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We have been visiting this beach for several years and it has always been a favourite in this part of Crete. This year we found they have started offering pedolo rides and beach toys which is a shame.. on the plus side they chairs under...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 308grahamd
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The sea is wonderful, especially if you like snorkelling! The beach is beautiful with sunbeds and umbrellas . A small canteen serve the usual stuff , but make sure you carry some cash , since they do have pos for credit cards, but it doesn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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