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Lovely small village,

Had a beer at a local tavern with a great view. Really enjoyable experience. Friendly feel and nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Francesca R
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
clear blue sea, beautiful views

Idyllic beach so typical of this stunning island, clear sea with amazing views. Perfect for total... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Eparchiaki Odos Agiou Nikolaou - Vrouchas, Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The pebble beach is very beautiful and the water is crystal clear! There are nice restaurants in the area and the view of Spinalonga island is amazing!

3  Thank Cristina2014CI
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

If your idea of a beach is a narrow strip of man made pebbles then great. I must say we were disappointed with all the beaches in the Elounda area. The west Crete beaches are 100% better. In fact the whole of Elounda is over...More

3  Thank Mark_eb_64
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All reviews beach shoes spinalonga island clear water big stones fishing village local cafe overlooking spinalonga great beach waiter service don t mind beautiful area sun beds and umbrellas free car park clean beach pretty beach tourist shops plenty of sunbeds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a beer at a local tavern with a great view. Really enjoyable experience. Friendly feel and nice beach

Thank Francesca R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love swimming off Plaka beach and have been back on a few trips. The views are amazing and the water is clean and crystal clear. And a wonderful colour in the right sunlight as the seabed is sandy once you get a few feet...More

Thank KasiaDx
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was once a pretty little beach with the clearest of clear water but now you can't see the beach as every inch is covered by sun loungers, fine if you want to lie inches away from total strangers but not our cup of tea...More

1  Thank JanGwent_southwales
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I advice Elounda beack rather than Plaka due to his rocky beach. Not easy and pleasant on the feet! Also very small but offers an amazing view to Spinalonga. Water is very clear and cleaner. I usually go for an afternoon along the sea and...More

Thank Princess1805
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Idyllic beach so typical of this stunning island, clear sea with amazing views. Perfect for total relaxation

Thank katy1007
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Really nice beach. Very clean and you can even enjoy some food and drinks brought to you, no need to move....just enjoy it!

Thank miau30
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Lovely beach you need to take beach shoes for getting in the water once in it’s beautiful. Beach bar delivers to your sun lounger narrow beach and it does get windy for 20 mins every afternoon Overlooking spinalonga And with some great fish restaurants along...More

Thank Bextr
Reviewed 15 September 2018

After many sandy beaches this was a great surprise. Cristal clear water, changing cabin, sun beds and umbrellas - to rent for 7 euros or free for the customers of the bar. Take your water shoes with you. Right next to the beach there is...More

Thank VAlettah
Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a wonderful place to visit, shame the rocks are so big and you need shoes on, I couldn't sun bath here, I could and did have a wonderful time though, very scenic and some great bars

Thank Islandhoppers005
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed by Voulismeni sandy beach due to filthy water quality so didn’t stay and decided to give Plaka rocky beach a chance. Best decision but come prepared with proper shoes for navigating the stones. Wooden walking planks create a path to rentable beach...More

1  Thank Provencals
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