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Great Beach

It was a lovely clean beach, with a couple of tavenas at the back of it. When we had enough of sun... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Elaine J
good beach

This beach has much improved over the last few years, caters for all tastes, one end for textiles... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

It was a lovely clean beach, with a couple of tavenas at the back of it. When we had enough of sun bathing we went and had a beer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This beach has much improved over the last few years, caters for all tastes, one end for textiles other end for clothes optional people, beach is not as stony as it used to be, that must be down to winter tide changing the structure, This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikerawlings
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Difficult one to write as the beach was fantastic. Crystal water, great snorkelling and lots to explore. Would have scored 5 if the beach bar was any good. I stood at the bar for 10 minutes to order some club sandwiches and was completely ignored...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank markhU3413UW
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

No loud music, plenty of space, room to park.......oh yes and an idyllic Cretan beach with blue waters to cool off in. Perfect.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig1961_01
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

One of our favourite beaches. Despit the fact it was August, it was quiet. The sand is lovely the sea is fabulous calm clear clean. The beds ate free if you order drinks. Gorgeous views eady to get too plenty parking delicious beach restaurant. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KPauk
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Souda beach is one of the best southern beaches of Kriti, with clean and cool water, nice organized sandy beach and a must when it is not windy!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gianzo7
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Quiet rocky beach with pebble sand, ideal for children and snorkling due to shallow clear water, lots of rocks and water pools, not the prettiest beach just ok and convienient if you stay in plakias, there are better beaches in the area and lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank elsie6788e
Reviewed 1 August 2018

While facing the sea, Souda beach is on the left a naturist beach and on the right a textile beach. There are taverna,s behind the textile end, and sun beds are available on both sections. This is a nice sheltered beach with a good mixture...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Pathfinder803274
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for family with less wind than other beaches around. There is a beach bar for coffee and drinks and a tavern for food with many good plates.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank drosos d
Reviewed 17 July 2018

it is very close to Plakias, But pebbles and rocks are bad for feet. Therefore you should select the best place to lie down

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ardagunduz
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