As a family we love a beach holiday. Exploring, finding hidden beach coves and quiet undiscovered sandy shores along the coast is something we all love to do. Between that and eating in good restaurants. Beaches are the first thing we Google. So, I thought I would share our 10 best beaches to visit in Crete from our trip in August 2021. And if you want to see more photo’s drop over to Insta as I have saved highlights from our trip and dropped lots of photos on my grid.
Since it is Greece’s largest island, Summer is obviously its busiest season, yet somehow it didn’t feel like that at all. In part that was because of the pandemic but also because there are so many villages to explore. So many beaches. And if you are prepared to be up and out super early, I can say that most places were not nearly as busy as I had expected.
One of the best ways to explore Crete is by car, explore and go off the beaten track – not just to see the beaches but the cities and villages also. I would personally recommend hiring a car via Discover Cars as there are no hidden costs. As a family of 3 we always opt for a Fiat Panda, easy to park, cheap and the perfect size. Beaches in Rethynmo were much busier than those you had to drive out to. Although, driving in Greece isn’t for the faint hearted – you must have your wits about you and be prepared for some pretty treacherous roads. With some incredible views, and absolutely worth it for that alone. I have never seen views like it. Incredible Crete.
10 best beaches to visit in Crete
And that’s our 10 best beaches to visit in Crete. You can see a few clips from our trip in this Reel I made over on Insta. There were 3 other beaches we desperately wanted to visit but sadly they were a little too far for us to travel to this time. Next time we will make them a priority – Balos, Elafonissi and Falasarna Beach. We visited Greece in August 2021 during Covid-19. It was wonderful to experience travel again and feel grateful for having the opportunity to travel.
If you are planning a visit to Crete you can read all about the Apartments we stayed in, 5 reasons to visit Crete as well as what it was like travelling during Covid. You can find them here. I hope they help and would love to know if you visit one and any recommendations you might have for us to try next time.
KA x x