The Best Beaches in Crete For A Magical Honeymoon
Going on a Greece honeymoon? Want to spend a relaxing time on the beach? Add the island of Crete to your itinerary.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. On this Greek island, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys, and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture.
The region of Chania, on the western side of the island, is dominated by the impressive White Mountains and its famous National Park, which occupy the largest part of the region. The Prefecture of Chania provides tourist services and activities of all kinds, satisfying all choices. Wandering around the Old Town of Chania is a maze-like alley with beautiful Venetian mansions, fountains, and elaborate churches that will help you discover the well-preserved historical monuments in this Greek town.
Crete boasts many beautiful beaches for you to relax on during your honeymoon. Here is a selected list of the Best Beaches in Crete:
The beautiful Vai beach, known as Palm Forest, is the only indigenous wild date palm grove of Greece, extending over an area of 250 square kilometers, making it the largest known palm tree forest throughout Europe. For an exotic Caribbean vibe, this gently curving golden sand beach of Vai, is a must visit for honeymooners spending time in the Greek island of Crete.
Falasarna is one of the best beaches of Crete located in a beautiful fertile plane marked by Pure and soft golden sand and incredible clean and turquoise waters. Falasarna consists of a resort area, scattered accommodation, shops, and eateries, ensconced in olive groves and greenhouses. Falasarna has been declared as one of the cleanest beaches in Greece.
Elafonisi (or Elafonissos) is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. Elafonisi (Island of Deer) is like paradise on earth, and has a wonderful beach with pink coral sand and crystalline waters.
The beach of Preveli is situated 40 km south of the main town and is the most idyllic beach in Rethymno. It is an oasis of palm trees with crystalline greenish waters and fine soft sand. The Kourtaliotis River ends at this wonderful beach, creating a delta. Lush vegetation surrounds the beach and the river, creating a dreamy landscape.
Matala is one of the most famous beaches of Greece located 67 km south west of Heraklion, which is the capitol of Crete. Matala offers numerous accommodations and modern facilities to use.
Balos is among the best beaches in Greece and one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete that lies 60 km north west of Chania Town. It is seen as a lagoon from the hills above the beach. Balos has white sand, soft seabed and crystal water. Opposite the beach, there is a rocky island called Gramvoussa and on top of this island, there is a steep Venetian castle with gorgeous view of the region and the sea.