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Crete Beaches

Crete is an island located in the country of Greece. It is known for its rich history, diverse landscapes, and beautiful beaches.

Seitan Limania is a secluded beach nestled in a canyon on a peninsula adjacent to the city of Chania. It is a unique location for nudists and is also dog-friendly. Agia Marina is a picturesque beach located west of Chania, known for its golden sand and accessibility for individuals with mobility difficulties. It is also a breeding ground for Loggerhead sea turtles. Ammoudi B is a pristine white sandy beach located in a picturesque cove near the city of Plakias. It is known for its colossal green rock and is a popular spot for snorkeling. Elafonissi is a sandy beach located on the westernmost point of Crete, known for its pinkish tint due to the abundant protected wildlife and seashells found in the area. Lastly, Gramvousa Beach is a stunning destination located on a pirate island, known for its crystal clear waters, unique rock formations, and an old castle.

For more detailed information about these beaches, including a map, please refer to our guide below. The guide also provides a more extensive list of beaches in the area, the best time to visit Crete, and much more.

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Chania

Seitan Limania beach is situated on a peninsula adjacent to the Greek city of Chania. Nestled in a canyon, thi...

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Chania

The picturesque Agia Marina beach is situated approximately 9 kilometers west of the city of Chania, Greece. T...

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Plakias

Ammoudi Beach, situated in a picturesque cove near the city of Plakias in Greece, boasts a pristine white sand...

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Chania

Elafonissi Beach, located on the westernmost point of the Greek island of Crete, is a sandy beach renowned for...

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Crete

Gramvousa Beach is a stunning destination located on a pirate island, known for its crystal clear waters, amaz...

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Bali (Crete)

Livadi Beach is a charming stretch of sandy coastline located within the village of Bali, situated on the pict...

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Malia

Malia Beach is the primary beach of the eponymous city situated on the Grecian island of Crete. Renowned for i...

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Crete

Skinaria Beach is a popular destination located on the island of Crete. Known for its small stones and clear w...

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Crete

Triopetra Beach is a picturesque destination located in the southern region of Crete, Greece, within the provi...

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Crete

Agia Galini Beach is a serene location known for its clean sea and calm waters, thanks to its protected coastl...

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Crete

Agios Pavlos Beach is a serene haven located in Rethymno, Crete, Greece. The beach is nestled between the pict...

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Ammoudara Beach is a popular destination located on the island of Heraklion. It is known for its warm, clean, ...

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Best Time to Visit Crete

The best time to visit Crete in Greece is from June to September. During these months, the weather is warm with plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall. Sea temperatures are perfect for swimming and water sports, making it a great time to enjoy the many beaches and turquoise waters on the island. Outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and exploring the diverse landscapes of Crete are also ideal during this time. The crowds and peak season prices can be a factor to consider, but the overall experience is worth it. For those who prefer a quieter vacation while still enjoying warm weather, May and October are also good options.

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Bali (Crete)
Bali (Crete) Beaches
Rethymno
Rethymno Beaches
Chania
Chania Beaches
Plakias
Plakias Beaches
Matala
Matala Beaches
Malia
Malia Beaches
Hersonissos
Hersonissos Beaches
Phalasarna
Phalasarna Beaches
Balos
Balos Beaches
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos Beaches
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos Beaches
Agia Pelagia
Agia Pelagia Beaches
Kalyves
Kalyves Beaches
Ier√°petra
Ier√°petra Beaches
Go√ļves
Go√ļves Beaches
Vathi
Vathi Beaches
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos Beaches
Almirída
Almirída Beaches
Amoudara
Amoudara Beaches
V√°mos
V√°mos Beaches
Kokkini Chani
Kokkini Chani Beaches
Adelianos Kampos
Adelianos Kampos Beaches
Kolymbari
Kolymbari Beaches
Agia Galini
Agia Galini Beaches
Vathi
Vathi Beaches
Marathi
Marathi Beaches
M√°leme
M√°leme Beaches
Gerani Chanion
Gerani Chanion Beaches
Kounoupidiana
Kounoupidiana Beaches
Kalamaki Heraklion
Kalamaki Heraklion Beaches
Istron
Istron Beaches
Mílatos
Mílatos Beaches
Palekastron
Palekastron Beaches
Kamarai
Kamarai Beaches
Ferma
Ferma Beaches
Nopigia
Nopigia Beaches
Rapanian√°
Rapanian√° Beaches
Falasarna
Falasarna Beaches
Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos Beaches
Pitsidia
Pitsidia Beaches
Platanes
Platanes Beaches
Xerokampos
Xerokampos Beaches
Mochlos
Mochlos Beaches
Tavronitis
Tavronitis Beaches
Maroul√°s
Maroul√°s Beaches
Triopetra
Triopetra Beaches
Archanes
Archanes Beaches
Galat√°s
Galat√°s Beaches
Karteros
Karteros Beaches
Gerani
Gerani Beaches
Rodakino
Rodakino Beaches
Sfakaki
Sfakaki Beaches
Tersanas
Tersanas Beaches
Lygaria
Lygaria Beaches
Spathi
Spathi Beaches
sissi
sissi Beaches
Perivolion
Perivolion Beaches
Sellía
Sellía Beaches
Vori
Vori Beaches
Chora Sfakion
Chora Sfakion Beaches
Keramés
Keramés Beaches
Kissamos
Kissamos Beaches
Roumelí
Roumelí Beaches
√Āptera
√Āptera Beaches
Kaloí Liménes
Kaloí Liménes Beaches
K√°to Z√°kros
K√°to Z√°kros Beaches
Korakies
Korakies Beaches
Kapetanian√°
Kapetanian√° Beaches
Koun√°lion
Koun√°lion Beaches
Limne
Limne Beaches
So√ļgia
So√ļgia Beaches
Achlia
Achlia Beaches
Arménoi
Arménoi Beaches
Gournes
Gournes Beaches
G√°llos
G√°llos Beaches
Lístaros
Lístaros Beaches
Skal√°nion
Skal√°nion Beaches
Thérissos
Thérissos Beaches
Z√°kros
Z√°kros Beaches
Próvarma
Próvarma Beaches
Heraklion
Heraklion Beaches
Elounda
Elounda Beaches
Sitia
Sitia Beaches
Georgioupolis
Georgioupolis Beaches
Stalís
Stalís Beaches
Makry Gialos
Makry Gialos Beaches
Kamil√°rion
Kamil√°rion Beaches
Kato Loutraki
Kato Loutraki Beaches
Kalamaki Chanion
Kalamaki Chanion Beaches
Kalathas
Kalathas Beaches
Koutsoun√°ri
Koutsoun√°ri Beaches
Prinés
Prinés Beaches
Mírtos
Mírtos Beaches
Gavalochori
Gavalochori Beaches
Kokkino Chorio
Kokkino Chorio Beaches
So√ļda
So√ļda Beaches
Atsipopoulo
Atsipopoulo Beaches
Frangokastello
Frangokastello Beaches
Sívas
Sívas Beaches
Megala Chorafia
Megala Chorafia Beaches
Arménoi
Arménoi Beaches
Moírai
Moírai Beaches
Kókkinos Pírgos
Kókkinos Pírgos Beaches
Keratókambos
Keratókambos Beaches
Galat√°s
Galat√°s Beaches
Foiniki√°
Foiniki√° Beaches
Spílion
Spílion Beaches
P√°normos
P√°normos Beaches
Stavroménos
Stavroménos Beaches
Skaleta
Skaleta Beaches
Kastell√°kia
Kastell√°kia Beaches
Episkopí- Rethimno
Episkopí- Rethimno Beaches
Agioi Theodoroi
Agioi Theodoroi Beaches
Léntas
Léntas Beaches
Kourn√°s
Kourn√°s Beaches
Elafonisi
Elafonisi Beaches
Perivólia
Perivólia Beaches
Roussospiti
Roussospiti Beaches
Kato Galatas
Kato Galatas Beaches
Agia Roumeli
Agia Roumeli Beaches
Ravdoucha
Ravdoucha Beaches
Xirosterni
Xirosterni Beaches
Loutr√°kion
Loutr√°kion Beaches
Fílippos
Fílippos Beaches
Dramia
Dramia Beaches
Tripití
Tripití Beaches
Tso√ļtsouros
Tso√ļtsouros Beaches
Kiri√°nna
Kiri√°nna Beaches
Angelian√°
Angelian√° Beaches
Gonia
Gonia Beaches
Agia Fotia
Agia Fotia Beaches

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