​The 5 Best Beaches in Crete


​​​​23rd January 2014

Crete has spectacular qualities; its weather is utterly divine, it has wonderful wildlife and a truly beautiful landscape but one of Crete’s best qualities is its incredibly gorgeous golden beaches. You don’t have to travel far to find clear blue waters that will simply take your breath away upon this fabulous island. If you’re planning on staying at one of our luxurious villas in Crete, you’ll want to know where the best beaches are, so we have compiled a list of the top 5 beaches in Crete so you can plan the holiday of a lifetime.

Elafonsini Beach

In south West region of Chania you will find the gorgeous Elafonisi beach. This beach is truly spectacular thanks to its gorgeous sand that is coloured brilliant white with a hint of pink because of the thousands of broken shells. It has terrific turquoise waters that are absolutely superb for snorkelling and swimming.

Gerani Beach

To the west of Chania you will find the gorgeous Gerani beach. This beach is abundant with citrus and olive groves so is truly an exotic paradise. There are many tourist facilities that you can take advantage of to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. If you’re interested in wildlife you may even see the Caretta turtles that shelter on the beach.

Falassarna Beach

Falassarna beach is located to the west of Chania and features divine golden sand. The sea is a little rougher than others around Crete making it perfect for water-based activities such as body-boarding. At the northern end of the beach you will find the ruins of an ancient Roman city this is simply perfect if you are interested in the culture that built this gorgeous Greek island.

Fournoti Beach

Fournati beach is Crete’s little secret, it is a hidden beach that can only be accessed via boat. It has deep navy blue water and upon the shore you will find pretty pebbles and attractive pine trees. It is a true natural beauty. As a secluded destination you can truly relax here underneath the magical mountains of Sfakia.

Bali Beach

Like its name suggests, Bali is a truly sublime beach and one of the most spectacular places to visit if you enjoy swimming. It is located between Rethymnon and Heraklion and is easily accessed. The water is clear and many fresh water springs run into it, setting it apart from the other beaches – it is a truly fantastic place to enjoy yourself. This beach is perfect for family holidays as there are plenty shops, restaurants and diving schools to take advantage of around the area.

There are many other brilliant, beautiful beaches that you can take advantage of on a Crete holiday, so whether you’re into water sports, swimming, snorkelling or simply sun bathing you can enjoy it all. Wherever you choose to go you are sure to have a sensational holiday on the gorgeous island of Crete.