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Afrata Beach

Afrata | Kolimbari, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
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Swimming in a dreaming beach

It was quite cold but we made it. Visiting these locations on a non high season has an undoubtfull... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nelma118
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Rome, Italy
Great sea view, peaceful location

Pleasant trkking from the village to the beach. Ideal also for bikers. Short bus ride from Summer... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
amandafloor
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Gdansk, Poland
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Afrata | Kolimbari, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
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"free sunbeds"
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"off the beaten track"
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"bar restaurant"
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"locals and visitors"
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"hidden gem"
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"worth a visit"
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"many years"
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"taverna"
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"village"
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"swimming"
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"kolymbari"
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"gorge"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was quite cold but we made it. Visiting these locations on a non high season has an undoubtfull advantage of enjoying the perfect scenery.

Thank Nelma118
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Pleasant trkking from the village to the beach. Ideal also for bikers. Short bus ride from Summer Lodge to Kolymbari and then an hours walk to the village through olive groves.

Thank amandafloor
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Not to hard to get to overall. Traveled on a motor bike but can be done in a car. Get there early to enjoy the quiet.Free sunbeds,toilets and food and drink available.Fantastic safe swimming for all. Top tip take beach shoes to walk across the...More

Thank GARY F
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Road to Afrata beach from Kolymbari is very scenic with many places to stop; opportunity for taking pictures and to admire dramatic views. Beach itself - we visited on the cloudy day; wouldn't make a journey there for a 'beach day'. Beach is small, not...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Since Afrata village is a place that i still highly recommend due to the fact that for many years becomes one of the closest secret little paradises of Crete Island . Heading with your car even by a bike or by foot over the Northern...More

Thank gpsringo
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Just had another lovely lunch at this beach . This is my seventh visit in as many years. It's expensive for a taxi and we had to hire a car just to get up the mountain. Taxi wanted 54 euros but car hire only 35...More

Thank mike L
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Tiny beach maintained by the local village. Sunbeds are free, bring beach shoes as the beach is pebbles and stones. Lovely little taverna and clean toilet facilities.

Thank Geoff_B_Dublin
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great quiet beach. It's small and stony but the water is clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The bar on the beach is great value and we spent the afternoon there. The staff were very friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank StokieClaire
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The beach is very reserved and quiet. It is well managed by a bar/restaurant. Personnel is very nice and helpful. The restaurant is really DELICIOUS! Very Recommended!!!

Thank Marco S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The rocky beach is pleasantly off the main track; lovely views, clear water, excellent taverna/café and welcoming staff. The loos have been rebuilt since the storm. Locals start to arrive at 11 and drift off around 4pm. Even on a Sunday it's not packed. Highly...More

Thank Lizziefromsaliabury
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