- Rethymno Beach
Organised sandy beach, more than 20 km long, stretching from the town of Rethymno in an easterly direction towards the areas of Perivolia, Platanes, Adelianos Kampos, Skaleta.
Small sandy beach near Damnoni, not organised and fairly isolated.
- Souda Plakias
Organised, sandy beach west of the village of Plakias. A few taverns are situated close to the beach, where rooms are also available.
- Preveli Lagoon
38km south of Rethymno, shortly before you arrive at the historic Monastery of Preveli, a track on the left hand side leads downhill to a parking place. After approximately 15-minutes downhill walk you arrive at the beautiful sandy beach with palm trees, where the River Kourtaliotis empties into the sea.
- Agios Pavlos