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“Boats in the small harbor that is part of the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Stavros Beach

Stavros Beach
Ranked #122 of 566 things to do in Crete
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
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117 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Boats in the small harbor that is part of the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

This must once have been a nice beach but the boats tied up in the harbor dump pollutants into the water that have marred the color of the sand. The water color is still pretty. Though the harbor is small, perhaps the damage is occurring because it is located in such a small, quiet cove. We did not check out the west side of the beach, which some TA folks say is cleaner. It is too bad since it must have once been a lovely little cove with a spectacular view of the mountain opposite.

Visited October 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Top 1 in Crete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

It's the best beach in Crete, though some others might be more famous: so much the better!
Let's keep it with a low profile, otherwise it will get overcrowded...

Visited September 2013
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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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“OUR HOLIDAY IN SEPTEMBER 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Only discovered this beach late on and therefore only visited once but would highly recommend it for its location, nice sand, clean safe water and the huge sun brollies available. They are the biggest brollies we have ever seen on any beach. the taverna food was also very nice.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Maria is amazing as is the Taverna she owns and runs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Wow talk about value for money cannot believe we missed this place and went here on our last night in Crete whilst staying only metres down the road. Food was sensational and Maria was amazing I want to take my husband back here for his 50th birthday dinner

Visited August 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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40 reviews
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“Nice small beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We like Stavros beach because it was small and not very crowded, but that also means that it lack a lot of the benefits of larger beaches like rentals and activities. Nice place to relax, but wouldn't recommend staying here as there is very little to do and it is fairly far from Chania town.

Visited August 2013
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