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Frangokastello Beach

Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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“nice beach” (12 reviews)
“warm sea” (4 reviews)
Frangokastello, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice wide sandy beach, with an old castle. The sea bottom is slowly decending, making it a perfect beach for children.

Thank Judith v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good beach. Just below the castle. Small pebbles instead of sand. Easy access. Sun chairs and umbrellas set up on the beach for hire. Safe for the children. We were there in late April. Water still a little cold. Very refreshing. Water very clean

Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful with a very safe lagoon for smaller children. Sunbeds and parasols are available to rent.

Thank Elisabeth O
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

My favourite beach in Crete. It's sandy and safe for kids and doesn't get crowded like Elafonisi or Balos. There are tavernas nearby and the scenery with the mountains and fortress is stunning.

Thank Llama-Lover-1
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited Greece on September, so there wasn't much people at the beach. The sea is not so calm compared to most beaches in Crete, but it's very nice. We stayed in Chania and drove till Frangokastello. The road trip is very fun too with...More

Thank Ana Flávia d
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning beach with snow covered mountains in the distance. Beautiful drive through rugged mountains to get here! Loved the sea, and the fortress behind you. The water was so clear! I bet this is really popular place to be when it is actually warm outside!!

Thank Marystrader
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great beach to swim, sun and relax. Can get windy, but not overcrowded with basic umbrellas and chaises.

Thank Jean W
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice sandy beach with wonderful view to the castle, chairs and Parasol for 5 € , not too much people, dreaming beach.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stop there to visit the castle and it was a nice surprise to find as well a lovely beach. If you go at Frangokastello, you can enjoy the view on the castle from the beach as the visit does not give much more. Safe for...More

1  Thank Emilie G
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing to see, the castle has no boards to even read anything about it, lost our time, castle in heraklion is much better! Beach preveli is much better!) Better choose another place ti visit while you are on Crete, the road is hard with serpantins!

Thank Alexandr H
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Lanie V
Hi there, I'm in West Crete at the moment, Platanias to be precise and am thinking of going to Frangokastello and (Hora Sfakia) Sfakia for a drive/trip. My partner and I have hired a car which he is driving. My concern however is that I've heard that the road down the mountain towards these places is full of many narrow hairpin bends at a great height and not for the faint hearted, ie those that aren't good with heights. I've heard that it's dangerous and narrow. But I've also heard others say that the roads are fine, it's not dangerous etc and not at all bad. I am one of those that is not good with heights, narrow roads next to sheer cliffs/mountain drops. I'd really appreciate people's experiences and views on this so we can decide what to do. Many thanks 😊
13 October 2016|
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Response from HalaTheGreek | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i just saw this question. I hope you enjoyed frangokastello. It is amazing snd roads ate not that bad. No
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15 June 2015|
Response from AHeadFullOfDreams75 | Reviewed this property |
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