Crete boasts an excellent collection of outstanding beaches to relax and numerous activities
to do and escape from the daily grind.Beaches
All around the island of Crete you will find astonishing beaches to enjoy swimming and sunbathing, ranging from organized beaches with several nearby taverns and beach resorts to isolated coves that can be reached only by boat.
- The enchanting Balos
is among the most wonderful beaches in Crete with crystal blue waters, while the exotic Elafonissi beach
is surely a must-visit beach when in Chania.Heraklion
– Matala beach
is one of the best beaches in Heraklion for families due to its long sandy coast and organized beach facilities.Lasith
i – Surrounded by the largest palm tree forest in Europe, Vai beach
is among the most popular organized beaches in Lasithi region. Rethymnon
– Preveli beach
is an unorganized sandy beach with several water-sport options to discover the river that flows into the sea.Activities
Being the largest island in Greece, the adventurous and relaxing activities in Crete are literally endless - ranging from boat tours, scuba diving, and snorkelling to water and amusement parks, hiking through impressive gorges and mountain climbing. If you like hiking to not miss to explore Samaria Gorge
in Chania region that extends for 17 km and is known as the most impressive natural landmark of Crete.