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  • Writer's pictureMargarita Orfanidou

Best Beaches of Crete

Crete is a beautiful island in Greece with numerous stunning beaches, each with its own unique charm. Here are some of the best beaches in Crete that you might want to check out:

  1. Elafonisi Beach - Located on the southwestern coast of Crete, Elafonisi Beach is known for its pink sand and crystal-clear turquoise water. The beach is also surrounded by beautiful dunes and shallow lagoons.

  2. Balos Beach - As I mentioned earlier, Balos Beach is located on the northwestern coast of Crete and is famous for its turquoise water, white sand, and unique natural setting.

  3. Falassarna Beach - This beach, located on the western coast of Crete, is a long, wide stretch of sand that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. The water is crystal clear and the scenery is stunning.

  4. Vai Beach - Located on the eastern coast of Crete, Vai Beach is famous for its beautiful palm tree forest and turquoise water. The beach is also a popular spot for windsurfing.

  5. Preveli Beach - Located on the southern coast of Crete, Preveli Beach is a beautiful and secluded beach that is surrounded by steep cliffs and palm trees. The beach is also near the Preveli Monastery, which is worth a visit.

  6. Stalis Beach - Stalis is a lively and popular resort town on the northern coast of Crete, and its beach is a long stretch of golden sand that is perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

These are just a few of the many amazing beaches in Crete, and there are many more to discover depending on your interests and preferences.

And the best way to explore any beach is by a private boat, we have more than 100 in our network, get in touch to learn more.

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