Fragkokastelo Beach is situated in the south part of Chania district in a small valley east of Lefka Ori. It is undoubtedly one of the most well-know beaches of Crete. Chania city is around 80km away and beautiful Sfakia only 13km away. Besides the magical landscape, Fragkokastelo is reknown for the Venetian castle that welcomes any guest who arrives in the area as well as for the myth of the legendary ‘Drosoulites’.
Fragkokastelo beach is ideal for kids. The beach is organised, with green-blue shallow, calm waters and golden sand. The high mountains in combination with the green valley and the crystal clear sea compose a unique colour palette.
The area is touristically developed and there are many alternatives for food or coffee available. The only issue that you might have to deal with during your stay is the strong south wind. Besides that, Fragkokastelo is a place that’s really worth a visit.
Families should know
- You will find several accommodation options available in Fragkokastelo, but they are not luxurious
- The nearest ATM and medical office is located at Sfakia
- The key detriment to visiting Fragkokastelo beach is that it can be easily affected by south winds, which usually get stronger. The winds can make your time at the beach quite difficult/ even painful due to sand movement
Kids will love
The calm and shallow waters; it’s like swimming in a giant swimming pool
Parents will love
The unique landscape and the golden beach next to the castle
Best season to visit
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