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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

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.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Akasti Hotel
8.4 10
Akasti Hotel
Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Akasti Hotel is located in Kalamaki, Chania, just a 5-minute walk from Kalamaki beach. Chania Town is approximately a 10-minute drive away. Souda Port is 13.8 km away while Chania International Airport is 19 km away.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Porto Del Colombo
9.1 10
Porto Del Colombo
Theofanous & Moschon str., Old Town, 73100 Chania, Greece

Porto Del Colombo is located in Old Town, Chania, close to the Old Harbour. Chania International Airport is 14.8 km away. The Port of Souda is 12.4 km away.