Beaches in Crete • Chrispy Beach Resort

Beaches in Crete

Beaches in Crete - are you ready to immerse yourself in the allure of turquoise waters and discover some of the most exquisite spots? Renowned globally, Crete boasts a selection of the finest beaches, surrounded by crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and various water sports. From the captivating Elafonisi Beach and Balos Lagoon to the serene Preveli and Agiofaraggo Beach, the list continues to expand, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Crete's beaches cater to diverse tastes and preferences, offering everything from secluded coves to vibrant party scenes. Whether you seek tranquility or excitement, Crete has it all. The island's diverse coastal offerings are best enjoyed during the summertime, when the sun illuminates the landscapes and the weather remains clear. While staying with us, explore the nearby recommendations below to enhance your island getaway. 

Elafonisi Beach 64.5km

Elafonisi Beach is globally acclaimed for its exotic charm. Frequently hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, it stands prominently among the top destinations in Crete. Often likened to a small piece of the Caribbean, Elafonisi Beach boasts white and pink sands, a result of crushed shells and corals. Embark on a leisurely stroll through the shallow waters, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of this remarkable locale.

Balos Lagoon 45.1km

Balos Lagoon is famous for its turquoise waters, wild natural beauty and exotic scenery. It attracts numerous tourists every summer, thanks to its otherworldly scenery and shallow warm waters. Furthermore, the lagoon, just like many other places in Crete, is protected under the Natura 2000 program, as it houses many rare species of flora and fauna. Accessing Balos Lagoon can be done in 3 different ways: via boat, car or hiking.


Agia Marina beach is a popular beach in Crete, Greece. It is located in the east part of the island, 9 km away from Chania. It has golden sand, clear water, and many facilities for tourists. It is ideal for families, as the water is shallow and warm. You can also enjoy water sports, beach bars, and restaurants on the beach.


Platanias Beach is the perfect choice for both travelers and locals alike when visiting Chania. Located in Platanias village, a mere 11km away from the city’s center, this long sandy beach features numerous beach bars and restaurants, entertainment and variant fun activities, ensuring thus a full day of relaxation and enjoyment alike. What's more, its proximity to Agia Marina, which is just a short 3km drive or bus ride away. Therefore, the area of Platanias makes it an easily accessible destination for those staying with us.


Agioi Apostoloi Beach in Chania, Crete, is a beautiful spot with soft sandy shores and clear blue waters. It's great for families, thanks to its shallow waters and safe for kids to play. You can rent umbrellas and chairs for shade and relax while enjoying snacks from nearby cafes. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try snorkeling or paddleboarding. With its peaceful atmosphere and stunning views, Agioi Apostoloi Beach is the perfect place to unwind and have fun by the sea.


For those seeking a peaceful retreat surrounded by natural beauty, Kolymbari Beach is a great destination. Whether you're looking to unwind on the sand, savor delicious Greek cuisine, or embark on outdoor adventures, this place offers something for everyone to enjoy. Kolymbari Beach possesses a unique charm with its long stretch of pebbled shoreline, and offers visitors a tranquil escape from the bustling tourist crowds.

Afrata Beach 23.7KM

Nestled 3.5km north of Kolymvari and approximately 1km east of Afrata Village, Afrata Beach is a hidden gem within a well-protected, tranquil bay, creating an ideal setting for relaxation. Embraced by the local community, this small beach is cherished for its serene atmosphere. The beach features tiny pebbles, so exercise caution or opt for suitable footwear during your visit. Should hunger strike, a small canteen is on hand to serve delectable food and refreshing drinks. Undoubtedly, Afrata Beach stands out as one of the most charming beaches in Crete.

Skotini Beach 25.6km

Skotini Beach, also known as Dark Beach, stands as one of Crete's most secluded coastal gems. Accessible by traversing the gorge on foot, the journey is an adventure in itself, surrounded by unique vegetation and captivating rock formations. As you navigate the gorge, you'll discover numerous caves and a couple of wells offering clean water to quench your thirst. It's important to note that Skotini Beach is unorganized, maintaining its unspoiled and wild allure, so exercise caution when considering a swim in this untouched paradise.

Menies Beach & Diktinna Archeological site 43.5km

Situated approximately 15 kilometers from Rodopos Village, Menies Beach stands out as one of the most secluded gems in Crete. Admired for its charming pebbles, deep crystal-blue waters, and tranquil ambiance, Menies Beach is a haven for those yearning for complete isolation. Adding to its allure, the beach is home to the Diktinna Archaeological site, offering a glimpse into the Roman Empire's history. To access this idyllic destination, visitors can embark on a scenic drive down a lengthy road or opt for a more maritime approach by taking a small boat from Platanias harbor.


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