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  • Writer's pictureMargarita Orfanidou

10 Beaches to Visit by Boat in Crete

Hidden Beaches by Boat in Crete
Private Boat Crete

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, offers a wealth of beautiful places to explore by boat. Here are some fantastic destinations to visit by boat in Crete:

  1. Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island: Cruise to the mesmerizing Balos Lagoon, a stunning beach with turquoise waters and pink-tinted sand, and continue to Gramvousa Island with its Venetian castle for breathtaking views.

  2. Elafonissi Beach: Sail to Elafonissi Beach, famous for its pink sand and clear waters. It's a fantastic spot for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxation.

  3. Spinalonga Island: Take a boat to Spinalonga Island, a historical site with a preserved fortress. Explore the island's history and enjoy the beautiful surrounding sea.

  4. Agiofarago Gorge and Beach: Visit Agiofarago, accessible by boat or a short hike. Discover the stunning gorge and secluded beach, perfect for a day of adventure and swimming.

  5. Mochlos Village and Islet: Cruise to Mochlos, a picturesque fishing village, and its islet. Enjoy fresh seafood at seaside tavernas and soak in the tranquility of this charming location.

  6. Chrissi Island (Gaidouronisi): Venture to Chrissi Island, known for its golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse flora and fauna. It's an idyllic spot for nature lovers.

  7. Agia Roumeli: Reach Agia Roumeli by boat and hike through the Samaria Gorge, one of the longest gorges in Europe. Return to Agia Roumeli to relax and enjoy the seaside.

  8. Sfakia and Loutro: Explore the beautiful villages of Sfakia and Loutro, accessible by boat. Enjoy traditional Cretan cuisine and immerse yourself in the local culture.

  9. Kedrodasos Beach: Sail to Kedrodasos, a hidden gem with cedar trees and turquoise waters. It's a peaceful and less crowded beach perfect for a serene escape.

  10. Agios Nikolaos and Mirabello Bay: Discover the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos and the stunning Mirabello Bay. Enjoy the town's vibrant atmosphere and beautiful waterfront.

Exploring these destinations by boat allows you to witness the diverse beauty of Crete, from pristine beaches to historical sites and charming villages. The Aegean Sea offers a plethora of options for a memorable boating adventure.

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