The beach of Agia Galini is located about 55 km southwest of Rethymno , Crete. It is a sandy , beautiful beach got its name from the village of Agia Galini located there. It is sheltered and lively , while next there’s a river that leads to another shore. The beach is very organized and visitors have many options for food , accommodation and entertainment and diving enthusiasts can find equipment for your hobby ! In arriving continuously bus from Rethymnon and Heraklion , and in general the access is very easy . Another way to get there is by boat from some villages of southern Crete . Following the river of Agia Galini ( east ) there is another beach . Is pebbled , and there, in contrast to the main beach, there is no protection from strong winds . It is not organized and has no facilities such as accommodation and food , but there is quiet and is ideal for those who prefer a tranquil bathroom . There you can reach either by car or on foot from Agia Galini .