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Elafonissi Beach Elafonissi
#1 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Amazing sandy white beaches , water is crystal, the sun and mountains reflect a great purple colour on the sky and the water .. the white sand mixes with the sun and the blue colour of the sea in a really magical...
A Beach to Dream about, White and Pink Sand Turquise Sea, 2 Amazing Beaches, joined together by a Thin Strip, you Wade through Low WaterTo each Other.One side Cool Water, other Side Beautiful & Warm.
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Spiaggia Xerokampos Xerocambos
#32 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
The scenery in this area is stunning with high mountains, rugged Gorges, and empty sandy beaches where the water is crystal clear.
One of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Marmara Beach Loutro
#40 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
One of the most amazing beaches in Chania.
One of the best beaches I visited in.crete
Kedrodasos Beach Kissamos
#43 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Another one of the many exceptional beaches at the south area of Chania region.
Crete is known for amazing beaches and Kedrodasos is one of them.
Falassarna Beach Falassarna
#45 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Without any doubts Falassarna is in the top 3 beaches near Chania next to Balos and Elafosini with the advantage of a better road, closer to Chania and with real facilities.
This is a great place, there are the big beach, long sandy one with lot of umbrella sets available and water sport activities and smaller beaches more quiet surrounded by rocks.
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Balos Lagoon Kissamos
#48 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
It’s one of the most amazing beaches in the region and in the whole Crete, the views are stunning, the waters are crystal-clear and overall the experience is amazing.
It starts by an amazing high lookout overlooking the lagoon with its sand beaches and calm turquoise deep blue lagoon.
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Triopetra Beach Plakias
#52 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
This beach is accessible from the road connecting Rethymno to Agia Galini ; it can be considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast of Crete ; the name comes from the three majestic rocks which d...
Gorgeous beaches, fantastic water ... but windy
Seitan Limania Beach Akrotiri
#53 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Seitan Limania Beach is one of those most beautiful beaches, situated in Akrotiri near Chania.
If you love beaches I'd say its a great experience just to get there, but the path is really steep and dangerous which ever road you choose (there are at least 2 paths).
Erimoupolis Beach Sitia
#58 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
The two beaches are so clean and water is wonderful, in the smaller one the sand is soft and the near ruins are very interesting, If you go to Vai I suggest to spend some other time in Erimoupolis that is very clo...
This area is amazing, just round the corner from beautiful Vai, sandy beach and beautiful blue warm sea, well worth a visit
Skinaria Beach Plakias
#59 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
drawback is the wind, as in most Minoan beaches.
We've visited 15+ beaches in Western and Southern Crete and this offered by far the best snorkeling experience.
Gialiskari beach Palaiochora
#61 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
There are 2 beaches the firdt one is a bit private but has big pepples so swimming can be a bit challenging (if you have sensitive feet!)
This is one of my favorite beaches at Crete and the best by far at Paleochora.
Koutsounari beach Koutsounari
#69 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
You should definitely visit it when you are close to Ierapetra or when you are anywhere in Crete and you love enjoying beautiful beaches without thinking of the distance.
One of the best beaches in Crete!
Ammoudaki Beach Plakias
#70 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Excellent water quality, beaches are separated by big rocks - inviting for some jumping action.
Also if you are into nude beaches, this is the perfect beach for you.
Grammeno Palaiochora
#72 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
This is two beaches in one: to the left (looking at the see) you'll get pebble beach with huge stones underwater and lot of fish between them (the right coast of this bay), and to the right you'll get sandy beach...
The beaches were just stunning and there was plenty of coastal walking to be done in both directions if you want a change from swimming or chilling on a sunbed.
Karavostasi Beach Bali
#73 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
The beach is well looked after by locals and clear of jet skis, you only ever see these in the great distance from other beaches.
This is one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete.
Stalis Beach Stalis
#74 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
perfect for everyone, sandy beaches, gentle gradient, life guard and can pop on flip flops and go for lunch, ice creams and drinks whilst leave your bag towel on the beds
Absolutely beautiful, beaches very clean, attendents on beach are very friendly and helpful.
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Makrigialos Beach Makry-Gialos
#76 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
The most wonderful beach in the south near to other wonderful beaches.
Great laid back atmosphere, nice sandy beaches that are shallow and therefore kid friendly.
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) Matala
#78 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Gorgeous views, lovely sand and best of all, even on days where the notorious winds of south Crete are whipping up a frenzy along the other beaches (see my review of Komos beach) , the water at Red beach is always...
After 20 minutes of rock climbing this nudist beach reveals itself as a hidden gem among Cretan sandy beaches.
Sougia Beach Sougia
#79 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
One of the nicest beaches in Southern Crete
Most people do it in two days and camp overnight on one of the two gorgeous beaches along the route.
Kalamaki Beach Kalamaki
#84 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
One of my favorite beaches in the world.
This is a lovely beach that stretches many kilometers so easy to find space, whether organized, since lots of beds and umbrellas, or expanse of Wilder areas to have more privacy, your choice!
Potamos Beach Malia
#87 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
This is a great little beach, away from the madness and other busier beaches that is very relaxing, lovely breeze and nice sun loungers.
One of the best beaches in the area, which also makes it one of the most popular....
Damnoni Beach Plakias
#88 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
And if you walk to the most left corner of the beach, you will see a path that connects it with Ammoudaki and Ammoudi beaches, again some of the best South Rethymno has to offer.
A nice beach with amazing beaches to explore, on foot (Amoudi).
Marathi Beach Marathi
#89 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Lovely small beach the water was clear the sands was lovely warm and refreshing water , the beds and the umbrella was cheap 6 euro which was perfect for us cheaper than other beaches the restaurants was yummy as w...
One of the most authentic and beautiful beaches you can go to without having to drive far from Chania.
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Kato Zakros Beach Kato Zakros
#90 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
One of my two favourite beaches in Crete (and probably my favourite)
The beach is pebbly so wear Beach shoes or flip flops to the sea, we were there in late September and the weather was great 70-80 each day and a warm sea, a bit cooler in the evening though.
Souda Beach Plakias
#95 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Perfect place for family with less wind than other beaches around.
A nature reserve beach with caillou and shells, an unique charms, and quite, offering relaxed moments and serenity.
Kalivaki Beach Georgioupolis
#96 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Best views of white church and mountains - safe clear shallow water lovely clean soft sand - water much cooler than other beaches due to cold water from mountain river flowing to sea.
A relaxing way to spend an afternoon on peaceful, beautiful beaches with golden sands..
Almyros Beach Agios Nikolaos
#97 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
The Blue Flag beach of Alymros is one of the best beaches in this area, and walking distance from Agios - the sea is usually calm, and its the perfect beach for small children as the sand is soft and the beach she...
Lovely beach, some amenities, possible to walk to from Aghios Nikolaos along the promenade, scenery is amazing!!
Ligaria Beach Agia Pelagia
#98 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Usually quieter than the other nearby beaches- but can be popular with locals at the weekend.
Tucked away in a safe cove, this fantastic seaside resort town/beach is perfect for lapping up the Cretan sun, practicing watersports, or just partying and resting in island tranquil style.
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Itanos Beach Lasithi Mesa
#99 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
Highly recommended if you like peaceful amazing sandy beaches.
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.
Agii Apostoli Beach Agii Apostoli
#100 of 565 Outdoor Activities in Crete
It has two nice beaches with beautiful sunset and resorts views, voleyball courts, running trails and other places to keep you fit.
Lovely beaches where the sea is normally always calm since it is protected from 3 sides.