Most beautiful beaches in Crete

Psili Ammos Beach in Crete

Psili Ammos Beach in Crete ©Luigi Rosa/Flick

Many beaches of Greece are among the most beautiful ones in the world and the vast territory of Crete has many places awarded with Blue Flag. Most of these beautiful beaches in Crete are located in the north part, but there are also some great beaches in the south.

The Blue Flag is an international award that is offered to beaches that meet some certain expectations. There are 32 criteria covering the aspects of education relating to the environment, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.

 

Elafonissi Beach

The Elafonissi Beach in Crete It is situated at 76 km to west of Chania and at 5 km to south of the Chrissoskalitssa Monastery, in the south-western point of Crete. Elafonissi is actually a peninsula and is a protected place by the Natura 2000 project. You can admire the junipers, the sand lilies or some protected species of animals. The sand of the Elafonissi Beach in Crete is very fine and pleasant to touch. Certain portions of the sand have a pink color and the azure water will definitely charm you.

Elafonissi Beach in Crete

Elafonissi Beach in Crete ©Luigi Rosa/Flick

Lagoufa Beach

The Lagoufa Beach is located at 59 km to south-east of Agios Nikolaos and at 24 km to east of Ierapetra. The beach has very fine golden sand, shallow and clear blue water, but it is also very well organized: it has umbrellas, bars, showers and different water sports are also available.

Balos Lagoon

The famous Balos Lagoon in Crete is located at about 56 km to north-west of Chania and at 17 km to northwest of Kissamos. It is the most beloved beach by photographers in Crete. The Balos Lagoon is known for its turquoise water, beauty of wildlife and exotic scenery.

Balos Lagoon in Crete

Balos Lagoon in Crete ©DidierB77/Flick

Kavros Beach

The beach of the Kavros Resort is situated at 42 km to east of Chania and at 18 km at west of Rethymno. It is a delightful place. The sand is fine, it has shallow water and it is a good place for water sports. If you are looking for a more secluded place in Crete, the beach of the Kavros Resort is long enough to surely find a perfect place with privacy.

Psili Ammos Beach

The Psili Ammos Beach lays near the famous Vai palm forest at 95 km from Agios Nikolaos and at 25 km to east of Sitia. Although Psili Ammos it is small, the beach is very beautiful, it has fine sand and turquoise crystal water.

Psili Ammos Beach in Crete

Psili Ammos Beach in Crete ©Luigi Rosa/Flick

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