Top beaches. Crete, Greece
Region of Chania or Hania
Almirida (North-Western Crete)
Well hidden from the national road that passes some
hundred meters on the north.
Balos - Cape of Gramvousa (North-Western Crete)
The most famous landscape of Crete and it is definitely
worth it. All the shades of blue and green, a warm,
shallow lagoon bursting with sea shells. It is accessible
after a half hour march, or you can take the boat departing
Falassarna (North-Western Crete)
Crystal clear blue waters, a submerged ancient city,
cyclopean walls, a stone throne of unknown time and
origin, Crete in all its splendour.
Elafonissi (South-Western Crete)
There’s something exotic here: A cluster of small
beaches with pink sand and shallow never ending waters,
splashed with rocky small islands push you straight
to dreamland. The downside is everybody loves dreaming
during summertime: one of the most popular and crowded
destinations in Crete.
Stavros – Akrotiri near Chania (North-Western
Facing the mountain where “Zorbas” of Kakogiannis
was filmed. Everyone remembers the scene where Anthony
Queen, interpreting the Kazantzakis hero, built a quarry
which spectacularly fell apart.
Menies - Cape of Diktinna (North-Western Crete)
Here you can visit the sanctuary of ancient Diktinna,
where processions of believers from the entire known
world visited to devote their vows. Forty-five minutes
of relatively demanding dirt road or you can take the
boat departing from Platanias.