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Afrata Beach

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Address: Afrata | Kolimbari, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece

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Really nice small beach

We were exploring and saw the sign for the beach when in Afrata. On driving down we found the small bay with a taverna and free sunbeds. It was not too crowded so we decided to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Mike_Lorraine
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North Essex
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A very pleasant quiet rocky beach off the beaten track ,with FREE SUNBEDS very unusual a few people were enjoying snorkelling.The cappucino in the café was superb. The only downside was the beach toilets were not great if you need the toilet stop at the village before going to the beach.

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North Essex
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were exploring and saw the sign for the beach when in Afrata. On driving down we found the small bay with a taverna and free sunbeds. It was not too crowded so we decided to stay. No I do have to give a warning about the sunbeds...they are not new,...in fact they are pretty aged. As we had got... More 

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Ramallah, null, Palestine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

heaven beach.. very beautiful place that you must see and spend some time there relaxing and chilling,

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Uzice, Serbia
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80 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This beach is just ok.It is clean,with free sunbeds and sunshade,then you have free parking near.The water is clean,blue.Beach is to small,and we were there just in pass.There is taverna too,so you can eat or drink if you want.

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Dymock, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

You have to have transport to get here. A very steep drive brings you to a small rocky cove, a few beach umbrellas and a little cafe. Great if you are seeking quiet but it could fill up quickly. A village lies just above . Great for snorkelling . Worth a visit

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Thank Jackie T
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely secluded beach, with some good snorkelling. Free sunbeds but get there early to make sure of a spot. There is a taverna on the beach serving drinks and food. If you are staying nearby and fancy a day trip then it's worth a look and a lovely drive to get there.

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Thank Robin F
Platanias, Greece
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I am local and know everything about Crete. I have been there sometimes but I must say is nothing special. However if you are alone or if you want to "escape"for some time is good to visit it. Don't expect much. As I say... Just to escape for some time.

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Thank Kokkinakis
Bucharest, Romania
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Really nice quiet beach. There is a small taverna nearby with drinks and food. The sun beds are free. The water is really nice for snorkeling and swimming.

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Thank ponoranadrian
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hidden pebble beach looking back on platanias...tavronitis etc..takes a little finding but worth it .

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Thank Graceland67
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Even though there's no sand, it's a really cozy place. On your way you'll pass the Afrata village which also have a really good tavern which I highly recommend.

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