Crete’s Best Beaches for Travel + Leisure are in

“Lose yourself on the Greek island of Crete, where time seems to stand still” is the mantra for many. From the lower coast of Crete -the southernmost frontier of Europe- to the rugged mountains which stretch across the island, this is a place full of breathtaking contrasts.  And in the bright sunlight, the smooth white sand beaches along Crete’s shore, will keep you yearning to return year after year. Travel + Leisure listed the island’s best beaches. “All in all, Crete’s rich history and stunning locale is enough to make anyone want to hop on the next plane over, but what really draws the crowds are the numerous beaches lining the shore. Here are the top sandy stretches to hit next time you find yourself on the Mediterranean island” says John Scarpinato. These are his choices.

Elafonisi Beach 
“The turquoise water is beautifully contrasted by pink-tinted sand, making this beach on the southwestern tip of the island extremely Instagram-worthy”

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