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“Run down resort” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Frangokastello Beach

Frangokastello Beach
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Run down resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lovely beach, with nice restaurants and bars, the resort however is rather run down with derelict buildings and a general air of being run down.

Visited June 2014
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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice beach for swimming with showers/beds for hire etc. The nearby Taverna handy for drinks/meals/snacks - good service. The Venetian Fort behind the beach is well worth a visit if you are a history lover.

Visited July 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Trip review 2014”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was lonely and magically distant. All kinds of people, friendly, nice place for snorkeling, shallow water is excellent for kids, no urchins of jellyfish.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Bart D
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Terrible experience in Taverna Drosoulites - overcharged and intimidated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love our visits to Crete and have toured extensively around the north of the island, Rethymnon, Knosos, Spili, Vrisses - all magical with great hospitality. Today was an exception, with our visit to Frangokastello turning into a nightmare. We parked at the castle and strolled into the big taverna -opposite the fortress, where we were charged €250 for a meal for 2 adults and 3 children.

€250 for lunch- all we had was a fish, 2 children's portions of calamari, one glass of wine, one coke and a bottle of water!!!! We challenged the bill 3 times, refusing to pay the ridiculous charge. On the third occasion, we were surrounded immediately by 3 members of staff, who proceeded to intimidate us for 5 mins until we paid - not the full amount - but all the cash we had on us for our day trip from Rethymnon. Very threatening, especially with 3 small children in tow - which is probably why we were targeted in this manner.

Our advice, avoid Taverna Drosoulites, the big taverna opposite the fortress, at all costs. 5 star hotels on the Champs Elysses are cheaper. We have been to Greece 10 times and have NEVER been treated so badly anywhere. It's a disgrace to the island and all the other fabulous tavernas in Crete. It has ruined our holiday and we will never return to the south of the island. Didn't stay around after the horrible experience in Taverna Drosoulities, so can't comment otherwise on the area.

We have reported the matter to the tourist police as we hope nobody else will be 'robbed' and intimidated the way we were.

Visited July 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Picturesque side-trip from Samaria Gorge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came to the area for the Samaria Gorge and were looking for something else to do. This is a pretty, wide beach with an interesting fortress right on the bluff. Fun to wander around. We would have liked to tour the fortress but time was limited.

Visited April 2014
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