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Perfect Beach for Families

Vourlia is the beach with golden sand in Xerokambos. It is ideal for toddlers. The water is... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Vienna, Austria
One of the most beautiful beaches in Crete

My review title isn't hyperbole, honest! My fiancee and I were staying in Makry Gialos, and... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Vourlia is the beach with golden sand in Xerokambos. It is ideal for toddlers. The water is shallow, the sand perfect to build castles in the sand. In one part of the beach, you can hire sunbeds. The water is turquois to deep blue. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

My review title isn't hyperbole, honest! My fiancee and I were staying in Makry Gialos, and Xerocambos was well worth the 1hr drive to get there. In fact, the drive just adds to the experience, as you wind through small, traditional villages, and over mountains....More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank MJH300
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you can survive the drive through the mountains and small towns, you will be rewarded with this excellent beach. The water is warmer than in other areas of Crete and also very safe for young families. The sea bed slopes very gently from the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
8  Thank Waterdown
Reviewed 18 April 2017

One of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Remote and therefore not crowded with people and quite isolated and virginal. Beautiful beach with bays, sand and turquoise water. It is recommended for those who already come to the area not to miss.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank abutomika
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

La più bella spiaggia di Creta, niente da aggiungere ! The most beautiful Beach in Crete , nothing else to say ! Best best best best best

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 122lorenzoc
Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you want to get a bit farther you'll be rewarded with this great beach with perfect water. The road there is a bit tiring but really nice rugged scenery makes up for it!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank auteur
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We drove for 3 hours from Chersonisos stopping at several places en route. The scenery in this area is stunning with high mountains, rugged Gorges, and empty sandy beaches where the water is crystal clear. The drive down from the top of the mountains to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Rumbellis
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This isolated beach in the south-east of Crete is really fantastic. The sea water is like a swimming pool, the beach is not crowded even in August. The landscape is typically Mediterranean. Unfortunately the services (tavernas, bars) are far apart and therefore it is advisable...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank mau812015
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

The tiny village of xerokambos is isolated in the south east of Crete and has some of the most beautiful beaches of the island. The main beach is blue flagged, with a couple of tavernas nearby, few sun umbrellas and crystal clear water. Walking below...More

Date of experience: July 2015
16  Thank London_foodies
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Visited over a day after a winding but scenic drive. Fantastic beaches with clear-blue water. The first we came to had a few standard umbrellas and chairs for rent (€5, june 2015) but unless you want them for the shade they are a bit unnecessary,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank slyfox_k
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