Ultimate guide Crete things to do + Top beaches Crete Elafonisi beaches included – Post being updating…
Crete things to do
In the following paragraphs and subtitles, we see some beaches and places of interest to visit in Crete. On the map shown here, you can see the points of greatest interest to visit marked.
It is important to know that Crete is quite a large island and therefore you should choose a particular area to visit or some specific places because in a single holiday it is not possible to visit it all. This is especially true if you only have a week or so.
Top 7 what to see in Heraklion / Heraklion?
Heraklion is the largest city in Crete and is certainly interesting from a historical point of view. Most likely, in your holiday in Crete, you will want to include a visit to this city, being very close to one of the most important airports in Crete, therefore easy to reach and close to Knossos, an almost obligatory stop for those coming to Crete.
Here is the list of the best things to see in Heraklion, also known as Heraklion
Historical Museum of Crete
Center with shops
Top 7 Beaches Crete
Crete is a fascinating and wonderful island in many respects, but certainly, its wonderful beaches occupy a special place in its visitors’ hearts.
Here in Crete, we find different and unique beaches. Let’s go and list some of them.
Algarve Portugal: best beaches in Portugal. The Algarve area in Portugal is very beautiful. It’s characterized by amazing beaches. In this post, we see the best beaches in Portugal by watching videos and images.
The beaches of Algarve Portugal are very famous for their scenographic impact. On most of the beaches, the water is very clear. The very problem is the temperature of the water that is very cold. For example, in the summer season, the water temperature is between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius (between 59 and 64.4 ℉).
That’s why people prefer water activities out of the water to swimming in the water. It’s also up to your cold resistance. In these areas kayaks, wave runners, and hiking are very popular sports. These sports and activities allow you to enjoy and admire the magnificent views.
TOP 10 best beaches in Portugal Algarve + 1
This is our Top 10 of the best beaches in Portugal Algarve.
Praia da Marinha
Praia do Barranco do Martinho near Ponta da Piedade
Praia Três Irmãos
Praia de Benagil
Praia dos Três Castelos
Praia da Rocha
Praia do Vau
Praia dos Careanos
Below we present some of them.
11 – Meia Praia (Lagos)
We are in Ponta da Piedade, a panoramic point from which you can admire the very long beach of Meia Praia. We chose this observation point despite not being very close to the beach to see it entirely.
Meia Praia beach is located near Lagos Portugal and we place it in tenth place in our ranking of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. The beach has a nice extension, but now we want to take a closer look at another beautiful beach at the ninth place of our ranking.
10 – Praia Dos Careanos Portimao Portugal
Praia Dos Careanos beach is very close to Portimao, where you will find many beautiful beaches. It’s also for this reason that the Portimao area is a very touristic area of the Algarve.
Praia Dos Careanos is very nice, not particularly crowded and quite reserved compared to the nearby beaches.
9 – Praia do Vao Portimao
Praia do Vao is located very close to Portimao. It is a fairly large beach compared to the neighboring ones even if not comparable in extension to the famous Praia da Rocha. Praia do Vao has a part of a free beach and a part with sunbeds and umbrellas. In Praia do Vao, you can rent kayaks, pedal boats and do various water activities. In Praia do Vao you can have a good time spent on the beach.
8 – Praia de Carvoeiro or Carvoeiro Beach
Praia do Carvoeiro is a very characteristic beach set between the rocky walls and is recognized by the boat for the colorful buildings close to the beach.
Not far from this beach, there is a beautiful walk in addition to the mythical rock in the shape of a pig’s face.
Watch the following video: TOP 10 – 8° Praia de Carvoeiro Beach Algarve Portugal 4k & STRANGE Rock in the shape of a pig face.
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This is Praia de Carvoeiro Beach Algarve Portugal and it’s a very cute beach not far from Portimao. The beach is not the only attraction in this area.
For example, there is a small fort with a nice view, but what is really amazing. This coast is impressive. Look at these cliffs and the holes in the rocks. And look, that girl in the cave is taking pictures maybe to share with friends.
Up there is the Carvoeiro boardwalk. A wooden walkway along the coastline. A beautiful place to hike. Here there is also a restaurant with a natural swimming pool.
Now we are going to see the STRANGE Rock in the shape of a pig face. Lastly, we enter into one of these beautiful caves with the boat waiting for the next adventure or better waiting for one of the following videos.
Other beautiful things to see near Carvoeiro
ROMANTIC Carvoeiro heart-shaped rock Algarve Portugal
Carvoeiro heart-shaped rock Algarve Portugal. The Algarve Coast in the south of Portugal is unique and surprising. There are high cliffs, beautiful beaches and caves. We are now going to admire one of these caves. This cave’s main characteristic is that it is opened on the top and the rocks form a heart shape.
This cave is so romantic, but another grotto is more romantic because it is called the cathedral of love.
Cathedral of Love Algarve Portugal
We are always in the area of Carvoeiro Algarve Portugal. Along this coast, we can discover many beautiful places and caves. It’s enough to enter into a grotto to find out a different little world that enchants you. We’ve seen the grotto opened on the top where the rocks form a heart shape. Now we are in the cathedral of love.
Surely, this place is beautiful. It’s also lovely to admire the see from inside this grotto. It’s like to admire a live painting.
7 – Praia da Rocha
Praia da Rocha is a huge beach located in Portimão. Portimão and Praia da Rocha are very popular mainly because they are an area and beach where many services are available. The main feature of this beach is its size. Thousands of people flock to this beach in the summer.
6 – Praia dos Três Castelos Portimao
We are in Portimao Portugal. Portimao is a popular touristic area for many reasons, but surely one of these is its huge beach: Praia da Rocha.
Anyway, there is another beautiful beach here: Praia Dos Três Castelos. From the viewpoint of the Three Castles, you can see on one side Praia dos Três Castelos and on the other side Praia da Rocha.
In the following video, you can see Praia Dos Três Castelos during the day and at sunset time.
5 – Praia de Benagil
We are in front of Benagil beach Algarve Portugal. This beach is one of the most famous beaches in this area, especially for what you can visit next to the beach. As you can see, many people arrive from the beach to the cave by kayak.
Do you want to enter the cave? Watch the next video for another adventure!
Benagil Cave Portugal 8k – The Benagil Cave Portugal is located next to the Benagil beach and is one of the most famous and evocative places in the Algarve. The Benagil Cave is also easily accessible by kayak from the beach. The Benagil Cave is considered the most beautiful sea cave in Portugal. Its characteristic beach and the opening at the top make this cave unique.
4 – Carvalho beach Algarve Portugal
Praia do Carvalho is a spectacular beach near Lagoa. When you pass in front of this beach, you can easily recognize it for the high rock coming out of the water. The clear water invites you to dive and swim, but the only problem is that it makes you freeze if you are not used to it.
We needed the courage to dive in this water of 15-celsius degrees or 59 Fahrenheit to get to the beach. But we required much more courage to go inside the water for the second time to come back to the boat.
Anyway, we couldn’t remain on the beach.
3 – Praia Três Irmãos
We are in Praia dos Três Irmãos a beautiful beach that is very close to Portimao, Algarve Portugal. Why this name? Praia dos Três Irmãos means beach of the three brothers. The three big rocks on the beach are really like three brothers to the eyes of those who come to this beach.
The beach has beautiful soft sand, and it’s enjoyable to walk barefoot on this beach. As you see Praia dos Tres Irmãos consists of several small coves. There is a lot to see and explore. It’s fantastic to see Praia dos Tres Irmãos before and after the low tide. The beach change completely. With the low tide, you can explore the beach better, walk from cove to cove. Anyway, this beach is gorgeous, either the high tide and the low tide.
2 – Praia do Barranco do Martinho
Ponta da Ponta da Piedade is an extremely panoramic point that we find near Lagos. Right below this observation point, you will find postcard beaches. Praia do Barranco do Martinho is just one of these beaches. Watch the following video!
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Hi everybody! Do you like this place? It’s amazing. We are in the south of Portugal, not far from Lagos, and we are looking at the Ponta da Piedade view.
Here, you can see that many people love kayaking because it’s a great way to observe this wonder from the ocean in peace. Below, you can see Praia do Barranco do Martinho and a group of people with kayaks about to leave. Let’s see them leave!
Here are the first ones that went without particular problems. Now the others will arrive too! At least, I think. Let’s give them time to get ready; otherwise, they feel a bit watched. Let’s go back later.
Here others have left! Well done! Someone is still missing, though. You are right: calmly, there is no rush. There are some difficulties with a kayak, ok, now it’s better! Come on; there’s only the last one left! Let’s wait together with his companions that he arrives. In the meantime, we enjoy the view.
Look! Pay attention! You have to go to the other side. Ok good. Another one comes up! Then it wasn’t the last! Well, now we’re there.
Some prefer the speedboat to the kayak because it is more comfortable and you don’t need to row. Here are our heroes!
Today we instead head towards the lighthouse and take a nice walk along this scenic route.
1- Praia da Marinha
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