1. Agios Pavlos Ammolofoi Beach

Agios Pavlos: An ideal seaside village for family holidays

The seaside village of Agios Pavlos is located 58km south of Rethymno. It is a peaceful place with a beautiful beach, which is ideal for family holidays.

Although the beach in front of the village is pretty, visitors mainly prefer Agios Pavlos for accommodation and food and its wonderful beach for swimming, which is called Akoumiani Gialia. It is behind the western edge of Agios Pavlos bay and is famed that is the best beach in Rethymno.

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2. Triopetra Beach

Triopetra is a beautiful quietly beach for relaxing times

The beach of Triopetra is a beautiful, quietly, long and wide sandy beach at about 52 km south of Rethymnon and easily accessible by car.

If you would like to enjoy the sun you can  rent sunbeds and umbrellas there. Moreover, you can find a few taverns right on the beach for traditional food and drink.

In between Triopetra beach and Agios Pavlos beach there are more small, peaceful coves with sandy beaches, where you can be on your own and have relaxing time.

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3. Maliou Riaki Beach

Have you ever seen a seal Monachus monachus?

Tou Maliou to Riaki beach is a picturesque beach with impressive rock formations. It is located 15km east of Rethymnon city, in an isolated area, just a few kilometers east of Skaleta and west of Geropotamos.

It is quite unknown to visitors and locals, although it is very close to the main road that connects Heraklion to Rethymno.

There you can find umbrellas, sunbeds and a small canteen for a snack.

If you are lucky you could see the endangered Mediterranean seal Monachus monachus which finds shelter in cavities of the beach.

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4. Preveli Beach

Preveli: An exotical beach with stunning beauty

Preveli beach is located about 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. The beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotikos Gorge, where the river Megas Potamos is flowing. Also, it is accessible by car or small boat from nearing villages.

It is the most famous and visited beach in southern Crete, due to its beauties and its clear waters.

Moreover, you can walk along the river Megas Potamos and enjoy the stunning beauty of the exotic landscape.

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5. Damnoni Beach

Damnoni: A beach with facilities and choices for every taste

Damnoni is located 35km south of Rethymno and 5km east of Plakias. It is an attractive tourist resort, very well developed and organized.

It is a picturesque beach and very well organized with all the facilities and choices for luxury and relaxed holiday moments for you.

At the west end of the beach you can enjoy your meal at the small tavern in the middle of the beach under the beautiful shade of tamarisk trees. The eastern end is a more quiet place if you would like more privacy.

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6. Panormos Beach

Panormos: The picturesque village with the two wonderful beaches

Panormos is a wonderful picturesque village situated about 20km east of Rethymno, in the region of Milopotamos. It is an easily accessible and tranquil resort, which is comprised by two beaches.

The Limanaki located at the front part of the village and is an excellent for families and children. It is a very well organized beach with all the facilities for food, accommodation etc. The other sandy beach is good organized too, with a beach bar for drink or snack.

Don’t miss the chance to visit it for relaxing holiday moments.

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