Beaches of Crete - Rethymno North Coast

The northern coastline of this prefecture features numerous beaches – many popular and packed out, but also other unknown and hidden away in small bays – perfect for peace and quiet.

Moving from west to east, the first one encounters are those of Rethymnon town itself.

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Episkopi
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Located 14 km west of Rethymnon and named from the village very close by, Episkopi is a tremendously long sandy beach, with shallow waters, is open to northerly winds. When the wind is blowing, waves are formed.

  • location Pyrgos Rethymno, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • other facilities Yes - enough
  • free camping No
Rethymnon beach
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The town of Rethymno is 58 km from Chania and 78 km from Heraklion. The main beach is somewhat on the east side of town, about a mile from the old centre.

  • location Rethymnon, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities Yes - plenty
  • free camping No
Adele (Adelianos Kampos)
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At a distance of 8 km east of Rethymnon, in the middle of the valley of Adele is a seaside village, also called Adele!

  • location Adele, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities Yes - plenty
  • free camping No
Scaleta
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Scaleta beach is the last part of the long coastline that runs on east from Rethymno: this section is approximately 10 km from the town. Frequent bus services link the beach and the city.

  • location Scaleta, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities Yes - enough
  • free camping No
Geropotamos
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Geropotamos beach is located 18 km from the city of Rethymno. This is small and enclosed within a bay: it has pebbles, sand and quite a few rocks around it.

  • location East of Panormos, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - limited choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • other facilities Yes - limited
  • free camping No
Panormos
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The settlement is on the sea and a tourist destination which is 21 km from Rethymno; even so, despite the numbers it receives, Panormos yet retains quite a bit of its traditional image..

  • location Panormos, Milopotamos, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • other facilities Yes - enough
  • free camping No
Bali
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A popular tourist resort, Bali is yet ideal for a quiet family holiday. It sits on the side of an ancient town – Astali, which the Venetians later shortened to Atali, before the Turks gave it is present name.

  • location Bali, Milopotamos, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities Yes - plenty
  • free camping No
Almyrida
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It is a quiet and sandy beach with clear waters. At its west end are some ruins of an old customs post, associated with the carob trade.

  • location Almyrida, Milopotamos, Rethymno
  • dinning Yes - limited choices
  • nudism No
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping No
Korakia
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Korakia beach is 48 km approx. from Rethymno and 39 km approx. from Heraklion. At Korakia there are two small, quiet bays that have sand and clear waters. 

  • location East of Fodele, Milopotamos, Rethymno
  • dinning No
  • nudism Yes
  • accommodation No
  • other facilities No
  • free camping Yes

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