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Spinalonga - Venetian fortress On the southwest coast of the island you can find the most beautiful and popular beach, Elafonisi . It is covered with sand of unusual pink color, due to which water has saturated blue shade. The most popular beach of the island is shallow, so even the youngest visitors like to rest there. The coast is perfectly equipped; there are cabanas, lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as a popular beach bar with an extensive menu.
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Among numerous beaches of the east coast Vai bay is the most sought-after. The incredibly beautiful palm forest comes close to this beach, so the coast is equally popular among fans of water activities and walkers. Another important feature of Vai bay is its white sand. Modern equipment would be an advantage for those staying on the beach.
Travelers resting in the western part of the island should definitely pay attention to Balos Beach . It is also one of the main contenders for the title of best beach of the island; that’s not only due to its infrastructure, but also because of its fabulously beautiful scenery. The history of Balos beach is extremely interesting; according to one legend, hundreds of years ago, it was a pirate haven. These places are now very popular among divers, as ruins of an ancient castle and a sunken pirate ship are hidden under water near the coast.
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Fans of water activities are attracted not only by sea coasts. Kourna lake beach is suitable for recreation and perfectly. The lake is located in the immediate vicinity of Rethymnon, on the bank, so there is always a pretty lively atmosphere. Besides pleasant taverns and restaurants, there is a rental of catamarans. A trip around will be a pleasant and memorable adventure.
The north entrance at the ruins of the Minoan Knossos Palace The eastern part of the island, Lassithi, also features a huge selection of great beaches. Sandy beach of Almiros will appeal to everyone without exception. Tourists would find here options for relaxing break and sport entertainment. The beach has a water sports center and several stalls ofering classic treats and refreshments.
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One of the most attractive among sandy beaches is Kalamokanias; it is rather large and well equipped. Strong trees grow right on the coast, so you can take refuge in the heat of the day at the shade. There are popular hotels and apartments next to the coast. Travelers who will rest in Heraklion should pay attention to the sand and pebble beach Paleokastro . It is wild and devoid of any equipment; however, this scenic stretch of coast is very popular among tourists. The beach features azure water; it is incredibly beautiful and attractive place.
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Crete A choice of beaches in Chania is also very large; in addition to the fashionable Balos, holidaymakers appreciate Falasarna beach . It is quite long and features beautiful trees and plants that successfully replace sun umbrellas. The charming Frangokastello beach is located next to the beautiful castle of the same name, which is an important historical landmark of Crete. The sea here is always very quiet and incredibly beautiful. The large beach represents a decent selection of entertainment options.
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Top beaches and recreation areas in the region of Crete

Travel guide to best natural recreation areas in Crete for a quiet and secluded summer vacation. Fascinating hidden beaches, amazing bay and coves to sunbathe and swim in the gentle waters of the resorts of Crete.
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