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The most famous and most photographed beaches on the island, known for their exotic water and majestic natural environment, are the heavenly lagoons of Balos at Gramvousa peninsula and Elafonissi, which lie in the southwestern edge of the island. Between them, lies the virgin beaches of ancient Falassarna. For those looking for seclusion, there is the hidden paradise of Kedrodasos and White Lake near Elafonissi and the African seascapes of Agiannis and Lavrakas on Gavdos island.

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Lakki beach - 1.8 out of 5 based on 152 votes
Lakki beach

Lakki is located 81km southeast of Chania and 48km southwest of Rethymno city. It’s located close to Fragokastelo, just 2km eastern, near the village Skaloti. A small stream that runs in the Gorge of Sfaggofarago empties to the west of Lakki. The beach is accessed by driving in the road that starts from Skaloti.

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Kalami Beach - 2.2 out of 5 based on 183 votes
Kalami Beach

Kalami village is located 15km east of Chania, on the southern coast of Souda Bay and near the village Megala Chorafia. It has a spectacular view over the Bay and the fort of Souda. It is also close to the ancient city of Aptera and the Turkish forts of Intzedin and Palekastro.

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Koutalis beach - 1.5 out of 5 based on 183 votes
Koutalis beach

The beach Koutalis is located 25km east of Chania, very close to the edge of Cape Drepano and 1km north of Kokkino Chorio. The area has several fantastic caves, e.g. the Elephants' Cave or Petsis Spilios.

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Agios Kirikos beach (Lissos) - 1.8 out of 5 based on 363 votes
Agios Kirikos beach (Lissos)

The beach of Lissos is located at position Ai-Kyrkos (Agios Kyrikos) about 71km south of Chania and 3 km west of Sougia. It is the site of ancient Lissos, which was actually the seaport of another town, called Elyros. The ruins of Elyros are located close to today's village Rodovani.

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Stomio Beach - 0.7 out of 5 based on 386 votes
Stomio Beach

Stomio is located 74km south of Chania and 1km north of Chrisoskalitissa village., in the wider area of Elafonissi. It is not popular to the visitors of the area, because it is rocky and usually wavy. The beach has large pebbles and some places with sand. It is a good choice for anybody that wants to stay remote. Note that the water here is very cool and quite deep.

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Perivolakia and Timios Stavros beaches - 1.2 out of 5 based on 676 votes
Perivolakia and Timios Stavros beaches

The two beaches of Perivolakia (Small Perivolaki and Large Perivolaki) and the beach of Timios Stavros are three adjacent coves, located 2.5km west of Chora Sfakion and 74km south of Chania. The beaches are located in a very mountainous area, in the middle of the distance between Glyka Nera beach and Loutro, just next to the European footpath E4.

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Rapaniana beach - 1.7 out of 5 based on 154 votes
Rapaniana beach

The long beach in Rapaniana is located 20km west of Chania and 4km east of Kolimbari. It is just a part of the vast beach stretching from Cape Rodopos to Chania, including the beaches in front of Skoutelonas, Minothiana and Rapaniana villages.

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Koum Kapi Beach - 0.9 out of 5 based on 171 votes
Koum Kapi Beach

Kum Kapi is located east of the picturesque port of Chania, in front of the historic district of Bedouins, who used to live here in huts made of rushes. They were African economic immigrants, who firstly arrived on the island as slaves during the Turkish occupation.

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Drapanias Beach - 2.2 out of 5 based on 289 votes
Drapanias Beach

The beach of Drapanias is located 5km east of Kissamos and 32km west of Chania, between Korfalonas and the Nopigia. It is named after the homonym village, situated 1km south of the beach. It's east part is also called Kokkino Metohi.

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Agios Charalambos beaches - 3.6 out of 5 based on 489 votes
Agios Charalambos beaches

The adjacent coves of Agios Charalambos and Ammoudi are located next to the hotel of Vritomartis exclusively for nudists. They are located 1.5km east of Chora Sfakion and 75km south of Chania, in an area with several adjacent pebbly beaches.

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Keramoti Beach - 1.5 out of 5 based on 252 votes
Keramoti Beach

The beach at Keramoti is located next to the homonym village and is located 75km southwest of Chania and 36km south of Kissamos. It is a large and pebbly unorganised beach with rocks in places, quite unknown to everybody, except the locals.

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Fournoti beach - 2.5 out of 5 based on 349 votes
Fournoti beach

Fournoti is an amazing beautiful beach, located 57km south of Chania, 10km east of Sougia and 1.5km west of Agia Roumeli. It is very nice, with deep blue water, fine pebbles and surrounded by pine trees. The beach is secluded in one of the most beautiful Greek places, the rough Mountains of Sfakia.

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Tripiti Beach, Sfakia - 1.1 out of 5 based on 355 votes
Tripiti Beach, Sfakia

The rocky beach of Tripiti is located 5km east of Sougia and 68km south of Chania, at the ending point of the rough gorge of Trypiti. It has crystal blue water and is pebbly. It is absolutely secluded, as all the beaches of the wider Sfakia area.

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Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda - 3.2 out of 5 based on 517 votes
Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda

Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) is one incredible beach at Opiso Egiali area, 3km east of Agia Roumeli and 6km west of Loutro, in the exit of the wild Eligia Gorge. The beach is totally secluded from civilization, since the only possible to come here is by boat or by long trekking. The closest harbors are Agia Roumeli and Loutro. Walking from Agia Roumeli takes 50'-60', on an easy path that runs beside the sea.

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Kaliviani Beach - 1.1 out of 5 based on 142 votes
Kaliviani Beach

The beach of Kalyviani is located 1km north of the homonym traditional village and 7km northwest of Kissamos, near the Peninsula of Gramvousa. It is a perfect choice for the visitors of the picturesque village of Kaliviani.

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Grammeno Beaches - 2.4 out of 5 based on 375 votes
Grammeno Beaches

The peninsula of Grammeno(s) is located 85km south of Chania and 5km east of Paleochora, on the road connecting Paleochora with Koudoura. Koudoura is a warm area with thousands greenhouses, where most citizens of the area work.

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Telonio beach - 0.9 out of 5 based on 280 votes
Telonio beach

The beach of Telonio (i..e Customs Office) starts east of the main pedestrian road of Kissamos and extends to the local stadium, about 1km eastern. Actually it is the westernmost part of the vast beach that starts from Kissamos and ends in Nopigia, several kilometers eastern.

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Korfos beach - 1.4 out of 5 based on 188 votes
Korfos beach

Korfos (i.e. Bosom) is located approximately 2km south of Karave, the only port in Gavdos. There is a footpath along the coast from Karave that leads to the dorp of Korfos (60'). Moreover, there is a bus running to Korfos from Karave.

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Koutelos beach - 2.0 out of 5 based on 643 votes
Koutelos beach

Koutelos is a calm, unorganized beach with large round pebbles, near the village Nomikiana. It is located about 9km east of Chora Sfakion, 4km west of Fragokastelo and 76km south of Chania.

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Korfalonas beach - 0.9 out of 5 based on 286 votes
Korfalonas beach

Korfalonas is a nice sandy beach with shallow waters located in the central part of the vast beach that runs from Kissamos to Cape Rodopos. There are a few amenities near the beach, with umbrellas, showers, taverns and hotels included.

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