Kolimvari Beach

Kolimvari Beach is the huge sandy beach in front of the homonymous village located 24 km west of Chania.Kolimvari beach is organized and stretches for several kilometers. It has deep wavy waters, as almost all the beaches of northern Crete. Although the coast is mostly sandy, in some places you will find small pebbles. On Kolimvari beach you will enjoy crystal clear waters, where you can play and sunbathe under the magnificent view of the green cliffs. Next to the coast you will find a wide variety... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Gerani beach

The stunning Gerani beach is situated in front of the beautiful village of Gerani, 13 km west of Chania, between the beaches of Maleme and Platanias.Gerani beach is two and a half kilometers long with golden sand and crystal blue waters. Next to the coast you will find many tourist facilities. Gerani beach has umbrellas, showers, bar and a lifeguard. The trees that grow there will offer you their shade.The sea turtle Caretta Caretta also prefers Gerani beach to lay its eggs. If you are there in the spawning... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Maleme beach

The beach of Maleme, the historic village of Crete, extends to a length of about one kilometer and is actually an extension of the long beach of Platanias. It is just 18 km away from the city of Chania. The beach of Maleme with crystal clear waters is mainly sandy, but in some places the coast has pebbles. There you will find umbrellas and sun beds in front of cafes and restaurants, but most of the space is free. The name Maleme is believed to come from the word “malama” which means gold, because... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Mavros Molos beach

Mavros Molos is the main beach, located right in front of the coastal road in Kissamos and is 36 kilometers away from the city of Chania. At the most popular beach in the area you will find golden sand, shallow waters and trees. Mavros Molos is an organized beach where you will find umbrellas and sun beds. Of course a few meters above the bustling pedestrian street of Kissamos there are taverns, cafes, resorts and hotels. If you prefer to be isolated, to the west there is a small bay with pebbles,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Drapanias beach

Drapanias beach is located between Korfalonas and Nopigia, five kilometers east of Kissamos and 32 km west of Chania. It was named after the village Drapanias which is just one kilometer away from the beach. The western edge of this coast is called Kokino Metoxi.Drapanias beach – and all neighboring beaches – spread over a large area of two kilometers and is actually the central part of the huge coast starting from Kissamos and extending to Cape of Rodopos.Drapanias beach is sandy with shallow... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Pachia Ammos beach

Pachia Ammos is the main beach of Paleochora and as you can see from its name (Thick Sand), it is its sand makes the difference! Pachia Ammos is an organized beach with fine white sand located on the west side of Paleochora, 79 km at south of Chania. The coast has a length of one kilometer and this makes it look almost empty although it is crowded. Pachia Ammos is naturally ideal for children as the waters are shallow, but when westerly winds or southerly winds blow, the waves are big and you must... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Kyani Akti beach (Kyani Côte)

In Souda , one kilometer from the village Kalyves , of the municipality of Apokoronas and 17 kilometers east of the city of Chania lays the Kyani Côte, which is about two kilometers. Kyani Côte is sandy, with crystal clear waters and has tourist infrastructure, but not in its entire length. It is popular and crowded by local residents and the wider region of Chania. Its clear waters are very cold water due to sea currents. In the middle of Kyani Côte is poured the river Koiliaris, which springs... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Almyrida beach

Almyrida are the two sandy beaches separated by a rocky peninsula with shallow turquoise waters, located in the tourist resort of Almyrida. The area is located 23 km east of Chania and is very close to the picturesque village Plaka. The beaches in Almyrida are ideal for children. They are well organized and have excellent facilities for water sports. In the area there are sea caves of rare beauty, called “Nerospilia”. The restaurants are on the beach and are famous for the fresh fish and delicious... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Bougatsa Iordanis

In Chania, at the bougatsa shop of Iordanis, tables are populated since dawn with Chaniots and people who have just arrived from near-by villages to feast on their favourite bougatsa served on small zinc dishes. Inspired rhyming verse inscriptions on the walls (sometimes even Cretan couplets) testify that this joint is one of people’s favourites. “Whenever I come to Chania, I get those sugar cravings. Eating one whole baking pan of bougatsa Iordanis is the only way to tame them (one baking... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania

The rich archaeological material, collected through long periods of excavations conducted by the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in the Prefecture of Chania, but also through search and donations, forms a Collection which clearly reflects the historical course of the west-end Prefecture of Crete from the paleochristian times to the ottoman rule. Representative specimens of this Collection are exhibited in the church of San Salvatore. The aim of the exhibition of the Collection is to outline... διαβάστε περισσότερα