Crete Beaches

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and it’s no surprise that Crete beaches offer a huge choice for every taste. With our help, it will be easy to find the best beaches in Crete. We have outlined details of over 50 beaches in Crete on our site.

You’ll find secluded beaches on Crete with the softest of white sand, enchanting coves with glistening coloured pebbles, long stretches of golden silky sand, rugged and rocky coastlines and even some nudist beaches. These are just a few examples of the type of beaches on Crete.

Family friendly beaches are some of the best beaches in Crete and you’ll find them by the bucketful with all the amenities you need including life guards, beach tavernas, mini-markets selling lilos, beach balls, inflatables, snorkelling equipment and of course ice-cream and the very best sandcastle building sand anywhere in the world!. The beach resorts of Kalyves and Almyrida are particularly popular with families. 

Many of the beaches on Crete offer scuba diving, snorkelling or windsurfing. Other top beaches offer everything you could want in terms of water sports including jet skis, parasailing, banana boats and donuts.

The young and lively perhaps prefer the top beaches on Crete to ‘pose’ on. Somewhere to show off their bikini bodies and perfect tan, ready for the nightclub scene or beach BBQ party. The beach resort of Malia stands out as one of the best beaches on Crete for the young and lively.

And who could resist the pink sands of Elafonnisi beach with its clear water lagoon?

But no matter which beach experience you are looking for, all the beaches on Crete have one thing in common - crystalline waters in the palest shades of turquoise, fading into the deepest of blue. The Aegean, Mediterranean, Ionian and Libyan Seas all surround the shores of this ancient island and lap against the beautiful beaches on Crete.

So which are the best Crete beaches?

Whatever your tastes, we are certain that you’ll find the best beaches in Crete for you, and we hope that this Crete Beaches Guide will help you. Whether it's a secluded cove, bustling resort, or something in between, just click on the image links below for details of over 50 beaches on Crete.

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