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Beaches of Crete

The beach in Frangokastello
The beach in Frangokastello
Crete has 155km of sandy beaches along its coastline. The prefecture of Chania contains two outstanding beaches in the west side, Elafonisi in the southwest and Falasarna in the northwest. One of the longest stretches of sandy beach is at Georgioupolis, between Chania and Rethimnon. Vai in the northeastern point of the island, is a heavily visited beach and is the site of the only natural palm grove in Europe. South of Iraklion, Matala, is famous for its caves and has a pleasant sandy beach. There are also pleasant beaches in Frangokastello, Makrigialos, Kato Zakros, Preveli, Paleohora, Agia Pelagia, Istro, Malia, in Xerokampos and in Menies.
 
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Photos of Beaches of Crete:


The Preveli beach at the end of the Kourtaliotiko Gorge
The Preveli beach at the end of the Kourtaliotiko Gorge
Paleohora beach
Paleohora beach
Menies Beach
Menies Beach
Falasarna beach
Falasarna beach
Beach of Elafonissi
Beach of Elafonissi
Beach on Chrisi Island
Beach on Chrisi Island
Beach in Xerokampos
Beach in Xerokampos
Kato Zakros Beach
Kato Zakros Beach
Vai beach
Vai beach
Stavros Beach
Stavros Beach
Georgioupolis beach
Georgioupolis beach
Istro beach
Istro beach
The beach of Makrigialos, Ierapetra
The beach of Makrigialos, Ierapetra
Matala beach
Matala beach
The beach in Frangokastello
The beach in Frangokastello
Synonyms and related links Paleohora :
Paleochora
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