Magical coastal areas

Magical coastal areas



Αγιοι Απόστολοι παραλία/Agioi Apostoloi beach

Visitors can go to Agioi Apostoloi using the City Bus of Chania. The two beaches of Agioi Apostoloi are 3 km away from the city of Chania and are located on a developed tourist area. The west beach of Agioi Apostoloi is a windless sandy beach. A copse and the graphic church of Agioi Apostoloi are located on the peninsula  which is formed at the west side of the beach. The east coast of Agioi Apostoloi has turquoise waters and a unique landscape is formed in combining with the unique rock formations .Between the two beaches there is a green pine park which is ideal for walking , cycling and outdoor games.




παραθαλάσσιο μέρος,Αγια Μαρίνα Χανιά,δυτική Κρήτη, Agia Marina Chania, seaside resort,western Crete Visitors can go to Agia Marina using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Kolimvari or Chania-Gerani. The seaside village of Agia Marina is 9km west of Chania and constitutes one of the most popular resorts in Crete.It is regarded the heart of summer nightlife and the best tourist infrastructure. The beach of Agia Marina is vast and full of exotic beach bars and clubs, where everyone can enjoy the blue sea while having fun. For those who prefer something quieter, the west side of the beach is dotted with coves. The area combines an open view of the sea and the lush landscape of the mountain, rich in olive and citrus trees.



Πλατανιάς, παραθαλάσσιο θέρετρο Κρήτης, τουριστική περιοχή Πλατανιά, Platanias, seaside resort Platanias

Visitors can go to Platanias using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Kolimvari or Chania-GeraniPlatanias is a coastal village next to Agia Marina located 18 km from the city of Chania. As in Agia Marina and Platanias so beats the heart of summer nightlife of Chania with numerous beach bars and beach clubs for all tastes. The tourist infrastructure is equally developed.For further information: http://www.platanias.gr/





Παραθαλάσσιο θέρετρο Κολυμβαρίου,τουριστική περιοχή Κολυμβαρίου,Kolympari,seaside resort KolympariVisitors can go to Kolymvari using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Kolimvari. Kolymvari is a small coastal village 24 km west of Chania.In the west side of the village extends a huge beach with beautiful waters and directly next to the beach, there are many options for catering, accommodation and entertainment. For those who prefer quieter and more secluded beaches can resort to the hidden coves ofthe Monastery of Odigitrias. The Monastery of Gonia which reminds imposing fortress and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary with a rich collection of valuable pictures is also located in Kolympari.





Παραλία του Καλαθά, Ακρωτήρι Χανίων,Kalathas beach,Akrotiri Chania

Visitors can go to Kalathas using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Stavros. Kalathas is located on the peninsula of Akrotiri 14 km northeast of Chania.It is a natural baywith clear cool water and a small island in the center. It is a peaceful place where everyone can enjoy their drinks and meals in taverns that are next to the beach.





Σταυρός,Παραλία Σταυρού,Stavros,Stavros beach

Visitors can go to Stavros using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Stavros. Stavros is a coastal village 17 km northeast of Chania on the northern tip of the Akrotiri peninsula. The feature attraction of the beautiful beach of Stavros is a large steep mountain shaped as a camel.Scenes from the film Zorba the Greek with Anthony Quinn, who danced the famous Sirtaki in 1964, were filmed on this particular mountain. The contrast of the wild landscape of the mountain with its serene beaches make Stavros a place of exquisite beauty.



Μαράθι,Παραλία Μαράθι,Ακρωτήρι Χανιά,Marathi beach,Akrotiri,Akrotiri Chania

Visitors can go to Marathi using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Loutraki-Marathi. Marathi is a large bay in the area of Akrotiri and is located 17 km east of Chania. The orientation of the beach is such that makes it more sheltered and peaceful than other northern shores of Crete.In Marathi there are two beautiful beaches with fine sand and crystal waters. There is a small island called Old Marathi 500 meters from the beach , which can be reached by swimming. On the island there is a small pine forest whose western shores are steep and popular among lovers of diving.




Λουτράκι,Ακρωτήρι, Παραλία Λουτράκι,Loutraki,Akrotiri,Loutraki beachVisitors can go to Loutraki using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Loutraki-Marathi. The seaside resort of Loutraki is 16km east of Chania. Along with Marathi are the main destinations of the peninsula of Akrotiri in Chania, very famous to the people. It is an original shaped beach with umbrellas on a stretch of grass. From the restaurant and bar that is perched on the hill everyone can enjoy the picturesque bay.







 seitan limaniaThe visitor can go to the beach "Seitan Limania", with the unique beauty, by using the buses of Public Bus Service of Chania-Rethimnon S.A that follow the route Chania-Seitan Limania. The beach is located 22 km northeast of Chania and 2 km east from Chordaki village,in the east side of Akrotiri. The name of the area (Seitan=Satan in Tourkish) means cursed and comes from the dangerous waves in the surround area. The beach is protected from the big and dangerous waves beacuse it is surrounded by high rock mountains and the water is crystal.






balos gramvousa

Visitors can go to Mpalos and Gramvousa using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Port of Kissamos and afterwards using the ship from the port of Kissamos. Gramvousa is a small island on which stands an impregnable fortified castle of the 16th century and Mpalos is a unique natural creation consisting of a lagoon with crystal clear waters and red sand. The environment is of unique beauty and consistes of rough cliffs and slopes, vast blue sea and hidden beaches to explore. Another element that contributes to the uniqueness of the landscape ithe long history of the region: monasteries, churches and the imposing castle of the island of Gramvousa. The natural beauty of Mpalos is completed with the diversity and rarity of plants and animals, some of which are unique in the world. People can visit Mpalos and Gramboyssa by boat which departs from the port of Kastelli. For further information: http://www.gramvousa.com/pages.aspx?id=319&lang=el




Φαλάσσαρνα,Παραλία Φαλάσσαρνα,Falassarna,Falassarna beach

Visitors can go to Falasarna using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Falasarna. The beach of Falasarma is located on the west coast of Crete, just 59 km from the city of Chania. The endless beach is magical, with crystal clear waters, gold sand and hidden bays.It has been awarded as the most beautiful beach of Crete and is included in the top-10 best beaches in Europe. The whole area has been included in the project Natura 2000, because of the variety of flora and fauna in the area but also because of its uniquebeauty.It is also worth to enjoy the sunset with the sun literally dipping into the peaceful sea .





Ελαφονήσι,Παραλία Ελαφονήσι,Elafonisi,Elafonisi beach

Visitors can go to Elafonisi using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Elafonisi. Elafonisi is located on the southwest part of Crete just 76 km from the city of Chania. It is regarded as a miracle of nature, with unique morphology. It is an unspoilt area which is included in the protected areas Natura as it is filled with dunes, sand lilies and cedars.Furthermorethe endangered turtles Careta Careta and many other species are nesting on the beachIf somebody walks on the beach and enjoy a swim feels like he is in a dreamy heavenly place.




Παλαιόχωρα,Νότια Κρήτη,Paleochora, South Crete

Visitors can go to Paleochora using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Paleochora. Paleochora is located on the southwest coast of Crete, 70 km from the city of Chania. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays. It can satisfy the requirements of a modern tourist center, while maintaining the charm and natural beauty.In nearby distances can be found scattered bays with cool blue waters. Paleochora borders with the Libyan Sea and so is regarded as the "Libyan Bride". For further information:  http://www.palaiochora.com/





Σουγια παραλία/ Sougia beach

Visitors can go to Soúgia using the buses of Public Bus of Chania - Rethymnon that follow the route Chania-SougiaSougia is a small fishing village which is located 75 km southwest of Chania , at the exit of the gorge of Agia Irini. It is an ideal destination for relaxing holidays in a great location with all the facilities provided by a resort . In front of the village lies a vast beach with cool blue waters. There are also many cafes , picturesque taverns and rooms for the visitors to rent. In the summer season, a daily boat departs from Sougia to Chora Sfakia , Paleochora , Agia Roumeli and Loutro.





Visitors can go to Sfakia using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Chora Sfakiwn and afterwards using the ship from Sfakia-Loutro-Agia Roumeli. Sfakia is a scenic historic district of southern Crete just 71 km away from Chania. Characteristic feature of the area is the wild beauty due to a sharp slope of the White Mountains which meets the Libyan Sea. The visitor encounters the authenticity of tradition and hospitality in the mentality of the local people. Sfakia have great holiday accommodation  and many dining options. From Sfakia you can visit Loutro which is a small fishing village with a small tourist accommodation and picturesque taverns and a pretty little beach . Then also by boat , visitors can go to Agia Roumeli which is a coastal hamlet at the terminus of the walkers of Samaria Gorge . After enjoying the traditional cuisine and resting from the long wandering in the canyon you can board on the boat and return to Sfakia . It should be noted that from Sfakia youcan use the the boat and have a little cruiseto Loutro, Agia Roumeli, Sougia and Paleochora . For further information:  http://www.chora-sfakion.com/,  http://www.agiaroumeli.gr/,  http://www.loutro.gr

Χώρα Σφακίων,Σφακιά,παραλίες Νότιας Κρήτης,Chora Sfakiwn,Sfakia,beaches Southern Crete
Αγία Ρουμέλη, παραλίες Νότιας Κρήτης,Agia Roumeli,beaches of Southern Crete
Λουτρό,παραλίες Νότιας Κρήτης,Loutro,beaches of Southern Crete



 Φραγκοκάστελο,παραθαλασσιος οικισμός Φραγκοκάστελο,Νότια Κρήτη,Fragkokastelo,Southern CreteVisitors can go to Fragokastelo using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Sfakia and afterwards Sfakia-Fragokastelo. The hamlet of Fragokastelo is 70 km away from the city of Chania.It is built on the edge of a lowland area and is known for the famous Venetian castle, the beautiful beach cooled by the water of the Libyan Sea and the golden sands beside the castle.Fragokastelo is known for a unique natural phenomenon often observed in the morning hours in late May. The legendary shadows soldiers called "Drosoulites" begin their journey from the east and moving westward. So it is worth visiting for its natural beauty but also for the mystirious and romantic scenery.






Πλακιάς,παραλίες Ρεθύμνου,Plakias,Rethymnon beaches

Visitors can go to Plakias using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Rethymnon and afterwards Rethymnon-Plakias. The beach of Plakias is 40 km away from the city of Rethymno. It is one of the longest beaches in Crete, offering a sense of comfort and plenty of space. It satisfies all tastes, as the eastern edge of the area is preferred by those who prefer nudism. Plakias is a quiet area ideal for restful and relaxing vacations






Πρέβελη,παραλίες Ρεθύμνου,Preveli,Rethymnon beaches

Visitors can go to Preveli using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Rethymnon and afterwards Rethymnon-Preveli. Preveli is 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. The beach of Preveli also known as Lake Prevelis is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotiko gorge where passes the Great River. There was the famous palm grove of Crete which unfortunately burned down in 2010. Nevertheless beachof Preveli is a natural creation as the combination of sea, steep canyon and river with lush vegetation are gorgeous.




Αγία Πελαγία/Agia Pelagia

Visitors can go to Agia Pelagia using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Heraklion. Agia Pelagia is located 21 km west of Heraklion, in the west side of a peninsula on which numerous bays with beautiful beaches are formed . The village of Agia Pelagia has grown into a popular tourist resort with hotel facilities, cafes, taverns and beach bars. The sandy beach of the village is clean and with turquoise waters where visitors can enjoy swimming and numerous water sports.




Γαύδος,Νότια Κρήτη,Gavdos,Southern Crete

Visitors can go to Gavdos using the buses of Public Bus of Chania-Rethymnon that follow the routes Chania-Chora Sfakiwn or Chania-Paleochora and afterwards the ship from Chora Sfakiwn or Paleochora. Gavdos is a dreamy island which is the southernmost tip of Europe. There wrecked the mythical Odysseus and was welcomed by Calypso. Visitors can enjoy swimming quietly in small scattered beaches and visit the few picturesque villages travelling old times of acne and occupation of the island. The island now has few residents and tourism infrastructure is rudimentary. It is the ideal place for those who love camping and life in nature. For further information:  http://gavdos-dimos.com/photos/


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