Relaxing at the Beach in Crete, the Knossos Beach Bungalows

I’d never consider a trip to Greece solely a beach holiday, but I certainly would plan time on the beach. And when you visit the island of Crete you can certainly find your beach.

Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites Beach on the island of Crete, Greece

For me, I spent my beach time mostly at the Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites. Walking distance to a sleepy beach town with cafés, bars and a just a short bus ride to the capital city, Heraklion, it can be a great location to first explore the island of Crete.

Knossos Beach Bungalows the Knossos Beach Resort Signand Suites

On the beach, visitors can really enjoy and utilize the plentiful beach beds available for use.  Depending on your room choice, suite, bungalow, etc… a beach bed might already be reserved for you. Providing both comfort and shade from the constant sun (it only rained one day in 24 when I visited Greece) each also had a service button to call for lunch or drinks. But I’d advise not to go hungry or thirsty, the service speed is as you’d expect on a Greek island … Siga, Siga (slowly, slowly)

beach access at the Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites in Crete, Greece

the view of the beach at the Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites on the Greek Island of Crete

an early morning view....

the view of the beach at night at the Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites on the Greek island of Crete

a night time view

Greek Travel Tip

relaxing on the island of Crete at the Knossos Beach Bungalows with a look Greek Fix beer

Hoping this beer fixes everything....

Tip 1:

If you don’t book the all-inclusive for meals and drinks (Knossos Beach Bungalows and Suites offered a half plan which did not include lunch or alcohol) definitely walk to town and pick up “snacks” for the beach. You can often very easily get your “Fix” with beers for 1€ and enormous water bottles for even less.

Tip 2: Beaches are plentiful in Crete, many more beautiful than the next. You will also find many Blue Flag Beaches on Crete. Visiting one or two is definitely something to add to your travel plans.

Stay adventurous, Craig

This post is part of the 2015 winter series edition of – Beach Thursday. Stay Warm this winter every Thursday with a beach post.


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  • Maryann.

    Great spot for beach and relaxation and perfect weather. Lots to see. Would definitely return for a vacation.

    • craig zabransky

      Great to know Maryann, thanks for commenting.,,,Crete is definitely a place I will return, the weather and people were amazing…. and Knossos Beach is a great first time place to stay on the island, no doubt. Stay Adventurous, Craig