Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) Beach is located in South Crete (Rethymno Prefecture), 58 km from Rethymno City. The beach carries the name of the homonymous village (like almost all beaches in Crete).
It can be easily accessed through the main country road that connects Rethymno City with Agia Galini. Just take the turn to Sachtouria and after a few kilometers you will reach Agios Pavlos. This place has a strangely calming energy according to some travelers. Perhaps, this is why it features quite a few yoga and meditation retreats and camps. Even if you are not a yoga or meditation fan though, you will still find that the views towards the Libyan Sea are peaceful if not mystical. For others, Agios Pavlos is a gastronomical destination. Indeed, the village features some of the best seaside taverns you will ever have the chance to visit. The fresh fish supply never stops here, whereas the people of Agios Pavlos are kind and hospitable. Most travelers visit Agios Pavlos for its amazing beaches. The first of them is located right in front of the village and is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds. Next to it there is another beach, famous for the huge sand dunes (some locals call it that way) that rise like statures above the beach. It has been proposed that these sand hills are listed as Natural Monuments of Greece. The waters are very deep, blue and crystal clear, while the seabed is very interesting. Take a whole day to combine all the above and you will have something to remember.
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