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Beaches & bays

Where is the best beach in southern Crete? It’s hard for me to tell!
There are so many beautiful places by the sea, and that is precisely what makes the region so great – enjoy a morning swim in the small bay Agios Pavlos, come for an afternoon walk to Afrtahias beach und enjoy later the sunset at Komos or Red Beach – you are spoiled for choice every day.
Here is my list of beaches from Preveli in the west to the Koudouma monastery in the east, which I like to visit. Most of them are easy to get to and take a maximum of 2 hours, but some can only be visited by 4×4, on foot, or by boat.

Kokkinos Pirgos, South Crete
Beaches & bays

Kokkinos Pirgos Beaches

Kokkinos Pirgos has one of the best part of the bay – shallow water and  a sandy  beach attack families as well as surfers.  The

Afrathias Beach
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Afrathias natural beach

The natural beach of Afrathias in one of the last hidden places in Crete and at the same time close to the famous places like

Beaches & bays

Martsalo beach

Martsalo is a secluded beach in the west Asterousia Mountains, which you can access just on foot or by boat. At the beginning of the route, you

Red Beach, Matala
Beaches & bays

Red Beach

If you dream of a beach that touches perfection, we can give you its name: Red Beach! One of the most picturesque and isolated beaches

Preveli palm tree beach, Crete
Beaches & bays

Preveli Palm Beach

Preveli is one of the most famous beaches in Crete, isolated, beautiful and romantic. You can journey to the beach by car and foot, walking

Komos Beach
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Komos Beach

It is one of the most wonderful beaches of Crete and still a real insider tip for visitors to South Crete. The fine sandy beach offers

Agiofarango, gorge and beach
Beaches & bays


Agiofarago beach is a place of unique beauty, with clear waters and very fine pebbles. The beach of Agiofarango is located in the Asterousia Mountains, the

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