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The stunning beaches of Chania

Chania ● Crete ● 02 June 2017

Crete has wonderful, exotic beaches that will impress you with their beauty, standing in a stunning landscape. Some of them are located in the wider area of Chania, so if you visit Chania Town, be prepared for excursions in the whole prefecture to explore this astonishing beaches and spend unforgettable moments by the sea.

1. Balos Lagoon

Balos amazes its visitors at first sight. White sand, turquoise waters and the feeling that you are swimming in a lagoon make this place an internationally awarded beach. You can reach Balos by boat from Kissamos.

Balos Lagoon

2. Falassarna

Falassarna is also located in a close distance to Kissamos Town. It is a long sandy beach, family-friendly thanks to its shallow waters, soft sand and touristic facilities that include umbrellas and sunbeds. Near the beach, you can visit the archaeological site of Ancient Falassarna.


3. Elafonissi

Elafonissi is considered to be one of the best beaches worldwide. It is a beautiful beach with white and pink sand and exotic waters. Cedar trees reach the coastline creating an impressive scenery. The beach is not organised, and only a few cantinas can be found there, but camping is allowed behind the beach.


4. Frangokastello

Located 80 km from Chania Town, Frangokastello Beach is a very interesting spot thanks to its location in front of a Venetian Castle. It is an organised beach, with sundbeds, umbrellas, fish taverns and a few hotels.

5. Pahia Ammos

Pahia Ammos is a golden sandy beach with water sports facilities. It is located on the southern side of Chania prefecture, near the small town of Paleochora.

6. Agia Marina

Agia Marina is a popular tourist resort in a very close distance to Chania Town (9 km). It is fully organised, with water sports facilities, diving club and many beach bars. If you want to spend a day near Chania Town, in a scenery full of entertainment and young people, the beach of Agia Marina is the place to be.

7. Agioi Apostoloi

Agioi Apostoloi is the alternative to Agia Marina, if you are looking for a beach close to Chania Town. Only 3 km from there, Agioi Apostoloi is a calmer beach and the perfect place to relax. It is organised and has also a diving club, but what will impress you is its beauty, although it is located so close to Chania Town.

8. Foinikas

Foinikas is the ultimate spot for those searching privacy and alternative, off the beaten path, places to explore. Unspoiled by mass tourism, located 80 km from Chania Town, Foinikas is accessible only on foot from the village of Loutro. However, it is worth the try due to the amazing scenery and the peace you will find there.

Where to Stay

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.

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.