Beaches

Beaches

Crete is famous for its clean and beautiful beaches. We can guide you around the island and give you some information, but it is more fun if you explore the island yourselves and discover some of the many hidden and isolated beaches of Crete.

1

Malia : several sandy beaches with water sports available, "tropical" beach and "the island", being the most famous, both of which are long sandy beaches.

2

Vai: the palm beach of Crete, sandy beach, shallow waters, tropical scenery in East Crete, Sitia

3

Palekastro : 2 sandy beaches a few kilometres away from the village, 19km away from Sitia

4

Makri Gialos : long sandy beach with crystal clear waters, many restaurants

5

Ierapetra : coarse sandy beaches near the town, many beautiful beaches can be found on the west and east of Ierapetra

6

Chrissi : a small island opposite Ierapetra, with beaches of white sand  

7

Matala : shingle beach, crystal clear waters

8

Komos : a long, quiet, white sandy beach with a few facilities and restaurants

9

Preveli : access only on foot, a palm forest with waterfalls just before the small river meets the see, amazing tropical scenery on the south coast of Rethymno

10

Plakias : coarse sandy beach 2km long with good facilities on the south coast of Rethymno

11

Frangokastello : ideal for children and those who can't swim, shallow turquoise waters on the southwest of Crete

12

Loutro : several pebble beaches can be found around the area with access by boat or on foot

13

Agia Roumeli : a shingle beach right at the end of the Samaria gorge

14

Sougia : beautiful wide pebble beach with no facilities

15

Paleochora : one big sandy beach on the west and a pebble one on the east, both very picturesque

16

Elafonissi : tropical scenery, shallow turquoise waters and white-red sand because of the thousands of broken shells, one of the most beautiful in Crete, but can be a bit overcrowded

17

Falassarna : long, white sandy beach, crystal clear turquoise waters

18

Platanias : sandy beaches that stretch for many kilometres in both directions of the town

19

Georgioupolis : many long sandy beaches on the east of the village

20

Rethymno : a long sandy beach directly by the town and many more towards the east

21

Bali : small bays with sandy beaches around the village

22

Agia Pelagia : long and narrow sandy beach, very popular to the locals

23

Ammoudara : on the west of Heraklion, long sandy beach, popular to locals.

24

Kokkini Hani : sandy beach, with several small bays, quiet resort

25

Gouves : several small bays with shingle and sandy beaches, water sports available

26

Hersonissos : a small overcrowded sandy beach

27

Stalis : long sandy organized beach, water sports available

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