Voulisma Beach
Voulisma Beach
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This half-moon-shaped Blue Flag beach in eastern Crete boasts fine, soft sand and warm, pristine waters and is one of the most popular beaches in the area. Here, you can go jet skiing, swim with fish, or rent a lounge chair and umbrella for a lazy day at the beach. To get to the beach, you can park at the top of the seafront cliffs and then walk down a flight of stairs. You'll find a bunch of snack bars above the beach, too. The beach is often a stop along day tours that include nearby sights like the Richtis Gorge, the ancient olive tree and the late Minoan settlement of Azorias. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • gaiathecountess
    Wembley, United Kingdom117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit!!!!
    This place is amazing. Sun lounges are available at a rate of €10. The beach is amazing. There is a hill in the view from the top of the hill. It’s just perfect clear blue waters and it is safe because the water level even if you go far out, it’s not deep, there is also a trail hike right beside it if you want to go for a hike and see amazing or find secluded spots!
    Dear gaiathecountess, Thank you for your great review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
    Written 13 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • bigalsadventure
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous beach ⛱️
    This beach has earned the nickname 'the carribean of Crete' and is totally deserved. Beautiful clear water , white sand and a cafe that also provides sunbeds. Visited several times during our holiday and can't wait to return.
    Dear bigalsadventure, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Voulisma beach!
    Written 13 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Emily J
    London, United Kingdom33 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy but beautiful tourist beach
    The actual beach and views are stunning with white sand and clear blue waters. However, the beach was just so busy which takes away from the beauty. Very touristy. Worth a visit if you like this kind of thing. Not for me.
    Dear Emily J, Thank you for your review! Voulisma beach is quite popular. You should also visit Karavostasi or Agios Panteleimonas beaches which are very close to Voulisma Beach, and they are more quiet for sure.
    Written 4 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Sayer
    Weybridge, United Kingdom970 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful sandy beach with deep blue sea
    One of the best sandy beaches on Crete and certainly in Eastern Crete. It has a long sandy beach with plenty of sunbeds. There is a lifeguard and when it is windy the waves do get large. Sunbeds are reasonably price - 10 euros per set. You can order drinks and food from the beach or walk up to the cafe on the cliff.
    Dear Sayer, Thank you for your review! We are very happy you had an enjoyable experience! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
    Written 1 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • LB2023
    United Kingdom150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Visited with family and made sure to get there for around 10am. We went on a Sunday and by 10:30 nearly all the day beds were taken! It was €20 for 2x beds but expensive but if you’re staying all day at the beach. Beach bar was a bit chaotic but it was busy so understandable! Would recommend going & would go again!
    Dear LB2023, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write down your experience! We hope you come visit us once again soon!
    Written 22 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • HattieAmelia
    Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning clear blue waters
    Beautiful clear blue sea. €20 for 2 sunbeds which come with a locked safe to store your things in. You can also order food and drinks from your sunbed or order and collect at the top of the steps. Car park is quite small and the beach gets very busy - lots of sunbeds crammed into small areas as the beach is narrow. I would recommend getting to the beach at around 9/9:30am to get a good spot.
    Dear HattieAmelia, We're thrilled you were captivated by the allure of our crystal-clear blue sea! It's like a mesmerizing invitation to unwind and soak in the beauty of nature. We hope you come to visit us once again soon!
    Written 22 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 August 2023
  • RUUDBOY09
    386 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful beaches in Crete
    When this beach is empty you could be excused for thinking you were in the Caribbean. It is unquestionably one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Unfortunately we visited during one of the worst possible times, in the afternoon in peak season when it was extremely busy. We were incredibly lucky to not only find a free parking space but 2 free sunbeds. I noticed one reviewer complained about the amount of rubbish on the beach and floating in the sea. I can only say that during my visit I didn't see any of that and considering how packed it was I found it to be very clean and tidy and I walked the full stretch of the beach. Although I enjoyed my visit (despite how crowded it was) I would love to return one day out of season to get a completely different perspective. However, its hard to imagine this beach ever not being popular even out of season.
    Dear RUUDBOY09, "Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's wonderful to hear that you could sense a hint of the Caribbean vibe when the beach was less crowded.It's reassuring to know that you found the beach clean and well-maintained during your visit, despite the concerns some reviewers raised about debris. Your thorough exploration along the entire stretch of the beach speaks volumes about your dedication to enjoying the beauty around you. Thank you for being a part of our beach community, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back, whether it's during the vibrant peak season or the serene moments of the off-season."
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Aliona L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heavenly beautiful beach
    An extraordinarily beautiful beach, very clean water - crystal clear, azure blue, very fine and clean sandy beach, smooth entry into the water, I recommend it to families with children. You can use deckchairs (10 euros a pair with an umbrella) or you can sit on a towel. There is a bar on the beach, restaurants are nearby.
    Dear Aliona L, Thank you for your review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • antoncarth
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom811 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent beach
    A very beautiful beach to spend you day and enjoy sea. There are plenty parking slots nearby beach. You can park at the side of the road for free, the road is quite wide and safe to park your car. At the beach there are four beach bars who serve coffee, food and drinks. I strongly recommend to go at the beach early the morning if you want to find sun lounge. This beach is very busy during the summer.
    Dear antoncarth, We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
    Written 26 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • aimee33g23
    Essex, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous worth a visit
    Gorgeous beach! No problem with plastic/ rubbish - like some of the below reviews. Coming in October - it was still busy from 10am but no problem getting the beds etc. 28degrees in October! It was beautiful. With paying 20 euros for sunbed/ umbrella etc.
    Dear aimee33g23, Thank you for your visit! We are glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to welcoming you again.
    Written 24 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
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Σμαράγδα Σ
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Amazing beach that really worth getting there. It look like being at an exotic place! So clean waters, I visited it twice.
Written 14 November 2023
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Dear Σμαράγδα Σ, Thank you for your review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
Written 15 November 2023
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Mark S
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A lovely beach but very crowded and people drinking and smoking. Umbrellas the most expensive we have ever had in Greece @ 30 euros and sadly the tied line was covered with plastic particles
Written 1 November 2023
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Dear Mark S, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We do our best to manage the microplastics that enter the water with the sea currents. Our crew tries to collect as much as possible, but the problem remains even when the currents change and the sea becomes crystal clear. We are trying to keep our beaches clean and our waters clean too, trying to manage as best we can the scourge of microplastics that is affecting the Mediterranean. We can recommend you to visit the beaches of Karavostasi & Agios Panteleimon.
Written 8 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen B
Lochgilphead, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a lovely day at this beach. Nice sand and crystal clear water. No rubbish/ plastics as in other reviews. Can’t comment on sun beds or food as never purchased/ used these.
Written 24 October 2023
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Dear Karen B, Thank you for your review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
Written 25 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

aimee33g23
Essex, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous beach!
No problem with plastic/ rubbish - like some of the below reviews.

Coming in October - it was still busy from 10am but no problem getting the beds etc.

28degrees in October! It was beautiful.
With paying 20 euros for sunbed/ umbrella etc.
Written 21 October 2023
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Dear aimee33g23, Thank you for your visit! We are glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 25 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Iainthomas39
Brighton, UK332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Even though this is a 45 minute drive from our hotel we have been 3 times during our two week holiday. It’s October so not super busy but still nicely busy. Beach and bar staff are friendly and the prices are reasonable for food, snacks and drink. The sun loungers are €20 for two including the umbrella. The beach gently shelves into the sea so you can walk out quite a way before it starts to get deeper which is nice. The sea is very clear and the sand fine. Lovely scenery and free parking.
Written 15 October 2023
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Dear Iainthomas39, Thank you for your visits! We are glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 18 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helz..x
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing!!! The snack shop on the beach provides service by your sun bed. Amazing. Go early to grab a good spot, gets crowded later in the day.
Written 12 October 2023
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Dear Helz..x, Thank you for your review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
Written 18 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

antoncarth
High Wycombe, UK811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A very beautiful beach to spend you day and enjoy sea. There are plenty parking slots nearby beach. You can park at the side of the road for free, the road is quite wide and safe to park your car. At the beach there are four beach bars who serve coffee, food and drinks. I strongly recommend to go at the beach early the morning if you want to find sun lounge. This beach is very busy during the summer.
Written 22 September 2023
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Dear antoncarth, We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
Written 27 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aliona L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An extraordinarily beautiful beach, very clean water - crystal clear, azure blue, very fine and clean sandy beach, smooth entry into the water, I recommend it to families with children. You can use deckchairs (10 euros a pair with an umbrella) or you can sit on a towel. There is a bar on the beach, restaurants are nearby.
Written 18 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Aliona L, Thank you for your review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
Written 20 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aris D
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Good beach including some little beach chairs and swimming pools on the way there, a free parking lot and a bus stop for urban buses.
Written 3 September 2023
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Dear Aris D, Thank you for your review! We hope you visit Voulisma beach again soon!
Written 6 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RUUDBOY09
West Midlands, England386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
When this beach is empty you could be excused for thinking you were in the Caribbean. It is unquestionably one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Unfortunately we visited during one of the worst possible times, in the afternoon in peak season when it was extremely busy. We were incredibly lucky to not only find a free parking space but 2 free sunbeds. I noticed one reviewer complained about the amount of rubbish on the beach and floating in the sea. I can only say that during my visit I didn't see any of that and considering how packed it was I found it to be very clean and tidy and I walked the full stretch of the beach. Although I enjoyed my visit (despite how crowded it was) I would love to return one day out of season to get a completely different perspective. However, its hard to imagine this beach ever not being popular even out of season.
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear RUUDBOY09, "Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's wonderful to hear that you could sense a hint of the Caribbean vibe when the beach was less crowded.It's reassuring to know that you found the beach clean and well-maintained during your visit, despite the concerns some reviewers raised about debris. Your thorough exploration along the entire stretch of the beach speaks volumes about your dedication to enjoying the beauty around you. Thank you for being a part of our beach community, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back, whether it's during the vibrant peak season or the serene moments of the off-season."
Written 30 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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