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Top 10 beaches in Chania

Balos ● Chania ● Chania ● Crete ● Falasarna ● Greece ● Kolimvari ● 13 July 2016

Top 10 beaches in Chania 

  1. Balos- Gramvousa: An exotic scenery with two small uninhabited islands off the coast of north-western Crete . One of the most photographed beaches in the island.


  1. Elafonisi: It is located in the southwest end of the prefecture of Chania, about 70km from the city of Chania. Elafonisi is a place of an exceptional natural beauty, and it has been included in the Natura 2000 Protection Program.

  1. Kedrodasos: A well hidden treasure, away from the noisy, organized beaches. The perfect location for an alternative experience. Located 76km southwest of Chania The beach is filled with juniper trees and sanddunes, reminding of tropical Lebanese beaches.

  1. Falasarna: On the West Coast of Crete. With it’s sky blue waters and the exotic plantation which can travel your imagination to the tropical of Capricorn.

  1. Marathi: It is located in the southeastern part of the peninsula of Akrotiri in Chania, 16 km from the city of Chania. Very popular and fuzzy, with shallow waters, you will spot it easily from it’s thin, golden sand.

  1. Platanias: The beach is located is located 11km west of Chania. Stunning shallow waters though you will have a hard time finding a beach chair.

  1. Chrissi Akti: Located in one of the most central locations, only a few meters east of Agii Apostoli beach and 2,5 km west of Chania, it is named after it’s sand which is like glitter.

  1. Georgioupoli: An “endless” beach, spreads in 9 km and it is located 43 km east of Chania. Ideal for endless sunbathing on it’s golden sand and swimming in it’s emerald waters.

  1. Sougia: The beach of Sougia is in the South-West of Crete, 1 ½ hour from Chania. Another wonderful, long beach, in the end of a unique path in the foothills of the White Mountains.

  1. Agia Marina: A breath away, only 9 km from Chania, it combines clear waters with a variety of food and entertainment. And also the cave of “Nerospilia”, which has amazing stalagmites and stalactites only 1,5 km south of the beach.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Chania, Greece Megim Hotel
8 10
Megim Hotel
Paleochora, 73001 Chania, Greece

Located 70 km southwest of Chania, Megim Hotel offers accommodation in a quiet location just 5 minutes walk from the beach. The busy town of Paleochora is at 4.5 km, while Elafonisi beach is 30 km away. Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is 90 km away and Souda Port is 80 km away from the hotel.

Hotel in Chania , Greece Hotel Idramon
8.4 10
Hotel Idramon
Mitropoleos square, 73100 Chania , Greece

Hotel Idramon is set in a traditional building in the historic center of Chania, just 500 meters away from the Venetian Port and 15 minutes walk from the sandy beach of Nea Chora. Chania International Airport is 17 km away.

Appartment in Chania, Greece Icarus Hotel
9.5 10
Icarus Hotel
Agiou Fanouriou, Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Icarus Hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the popular, well-organized beach in Kalamaki resort. The historic town of Chania is at 7 km, while Souda Port is 12 km away. Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport is at 26 km.