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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 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 Halepa Hotel
9.4 10
Halepa Hotel
164, El. Venizelou str., 73133 Chania, Greece

Halepa Hotel is located in the well know, quiet area of Halepa, just 1.5 km from the city center of Chania. Koum Kapi Beach is at 700 m. Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is a 15-minute drive away, while the port of Souda connecting Chania with Piraeus, Athens is at 7 km.

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.