Agios Pavlos Beach in South Crete


One of the most beautiful landscapes in Crete is Agios Pavlos Beach. The name of the beach is owed to the Agios Pavlos church in the nearby village. Paul the Apostle and his loyal follower Apostle Titus visited Crete between 62 and 63 A.D to set the foundations of christian faith and spread the word of Jesus on the island.

Agios Pavlos is a beautiful destination of Crete located south of Rethymno, engulfed by 30m high sand dunes that end in a secluded beach of thin pebbles and beautiful waters. An ideal beach to spend a summer day!  Before you reach the village turn right. Follow the road until it becomes a dirt track. Park your car because you will only need your feet to take you to Agios Pavlos beach. Avoid wearing flip flops to reach the beach, especially on the days the temperature is high, you won’t stand the heat emerging from the sand dunes unless you have been trained to walk on hot coals!  Also, make sure you have carried your umbrella or be on the beach early to reserve some space under the shady rocks. Food and water provisions are necessary, because this part of the beach is not organized.

Agios Pavlos Beach on the map


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