Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and one of the most popular holiday destinations for the perfect beach holiday. Crete’s coastline is over 1,000 kilometers long and offers plenty of opportunities for relaxing, diving, surfing, and sailing. Those still seeking the perfect excursion destination should definitely pay a visit to Balos Beach or Plakias Beach. Balos Beach lies in the north-west of Crete and draws in visitors with its white sand, turquoise-blue water, and exotic landscapes. You can hire sun loungers and parasols here to make your visit even more pleasant. Plakias Beach in the south of Crete is impressively long at nearly 1.5 kilometers and consists of sand and fine gravel. You will find plenty of cafés, restaurants, and bars surrounding the beach. So, once you’ve had enough of swimming, you can explore the promenade and discover some of the delicious foods served here.