The best beaches in Crete which you shouldn’t miss.

Gretka Milkovic

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Gretka Milkovic

 
As Crete is a considerably big island, you should decide which part of the island you would like to discover. If you have only a few days or a week I recommend going to the western part of Crete. I visited Crete in July with my fiance and we had really nice weather. And I really loved two beaches: Elafonisi beach and Balos Bay. Both of them are located on the western coast of Crete.

Stay in Akrotiri hotel

Akrotiri, Chania, Greece

I would like to show you our awesome room with the view on Chania. Took us around 10 minutes to get to the city by car. The hotel is called Akrotiri and has wonderful 9.0 rating on booking.com.

Visit Elafonisi beach

Elafonissi Beach, Kissamos, Greece

Elafonisi is located 76 km west of Chania in the southwestern point of Crete and 5 km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery. Turquoise waters, rose-tinted sand and shallow warm waters, in one word: paradise.Elafonisi beach totally reminded me of the Caribbean because of its white sand and turquoise water.

Visit Balos Bay beach

Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Chania, Greece

The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56 km northwest of Chania and 17 km northwest of Kissamos. The lagoon of Balos has white sand and beautiful blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow, calm and warm. In many places, the sand has a lovely pinkish color.

 

Stay in Akrotiri hotel

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Akrotiri, Chania
I would like to show you our awesome room with the view on Chania. Took us around 10 minutes to get to the city by car. The hotel is called Akrotiri and has wonderful 9.0 rating on booking.com.
 

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Visit Elafonisi beach

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Elafonissi Beach, Kissamos
Elafonisi is located 76 km west of Chania in the southwestern point of Crete and 5 km south of Chrysoskalitisa Monastery. Turquoise waters, rose-tinted sand and shallow warm waters, in one word: paradise.Elafonisi beach totally reminded me of the Caribbean because of its white sand and turquoise water.
 

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Visit Balos Bay beach

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Balos Lagoon, Kissamos
The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56 km northwest of Chania and 17 km northwest of Kissamos. The lagoon of Balos has white sand and beautiful blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow, calm and warm. In many places, the sand has a lovely pinkish color.
 

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