Crete's Beautiful Beaches
Crete has been blessed with many off-the-chart splendours, including bewitching beaches lapped by clear waters shimmering in myriad shades of turquoise. From bar-backed busy strips to romantic palm-fringed strands and footprint-free crescents where solitude reigns, there’s a beach with your name on it.
A Touch of the Tropics
Jump headlong into the high, long waves rolling in from the open sea on Falasarna Beach, a tiara of coves separated by rocky spits in the northeast, or head across the island to Crete's windsurf capital at pebbly Kouremenos Beach near Palekastro. Fans of jet skiing, banana boat rides and the like get their fill at the busy north coast beaches flanking Iraklio.