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Beaches in Crete

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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1 Agia Fotia beach
2 Agia Marina beach
3 Agia Pelagia beach
4 Agia Roumeli beach
5 Amnisos beach
6 Arvi beach
7 Bali beach
8 Beach of Kolimbari
9 Beach of Nopigia
10 Beaches in Agia Galini
11 Beaches in Loutro
12 Beaches in Paleochora
13 Beaches in Paleohora
14 Beaches of Ierapetra
15 Elafonisi Island
16 Elafonissi
17 Falassarna beach
18 Frangokastello beach
19 Gavdos Island
20 Georgioupolis beach
21 Gramvousa beach
22 Istro Beach
23 Itanos beach
24 Kalathas Beach
25 Kali Limenes beach
26 Kalyves beach
27 Kato Zakros beach
28 Keratokambos Beach
29 Kommos beach
30 Ligaria Beach
31 Makrigialos Beach
32 Malia beach
33 Marathi beach
34 Marmara Beach
35 Matala Beach and Caves
36 Menies beach
37 Milatos Beach and Harbour
38 Nea Chora Beach in Chania
39 Paliokastro
40 Plaka in Elounda
41 Plakias Beach
42 Platanias beach
43 Preveli beach
44 Rethimnon beach
45 Rodakino beach
46 Sougia beach
47 Stavros beach and harbour
48 Vai Beach