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I chose to stay in a hotel near Hania, which allowed me to visit 4 out of 6 most beautiful beaches on Crete. I have mentioned already the following:
(1) Balos Beach and Lagoon, which easily rivals Caribbean beaches
(2) pink sand and very shallow Elafonisi Beach
(3) Preveli Beach aka Palm Beach
In this photo, for the first time I mention:
(4) Falasarna Beach

Falasarna Beach has the advantage of facing west, meaning it is the best beach to watch sunsets. It is the shortest driving distance from Hania and the road is civilized, with the only excitement coming from spectacular views of the coast. It is better for swimming than first two beaches because it is slightly deeper, although still great for children. There are fragments of the beach with clean and fine sand as well as areas with stunning rock formations. This was the favourite beach of my wife, and sadly again, we felt we were there way too short. Interestingly, this beach is only mentioned by some of the guidebooks, while ignored by others. It is also one of the favourite beaches among locals.

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