Beaches

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Beach of Agios Pavlos

Beach of Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos is some 3 km east of Agia Roumeli and 6 km west of Loutro; a remote, long pebble beach with deep clear waters, affected by the south winds. The beach is very beautiful and never crowded since access is difficult. Nearest accommodation facilities can be found in Agia Roumeli and food in 1 taverna near Agia Roumeli.

Chania South Coast Beaches

Some of the best beaches on the South Coast of Chania. Gallery with photos

The beaches along the south coast of Crete are usually shallower and the water is slightly warmer. Discover some of them

Beach of Agia Roumeli

Beach of Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli is some 56 km south of Chania, just at the exit of the Samaria Gorge; a long pebble beach within a cove, affected by the south winds and well organized. The beach is mainly used by the many hikers who take a refreshing dip after completing the Samaria Gorge.

Beach of Stavros

Beach of Stavros

Stavros is some 15 km northeast of Chania on the Akrotiri peninsula; a rather remote, organized beach with fine sand, affected by the north winds

Beach of Sfinari

Beach of Sfinari

Sfinari is some 20 km southwest of Kastelli and 61 km from Chania; a pebbly beach with a few tamarisk trees, affected by the north winds and not very organized. Ideal for snorkeling. A few kilometers north at the end of a dirt road is another remote beach with no facilities at all which is ideal for camping.

Beach of Ravdoucha

Beach of Ravdoucha

Ravdoucha is some 10 km west of Kolymbari; a quiet, pebbly beach with tamarisk trees, affected by the winds, not very organized. The beach has a rocky seabed and is thus ideal for snorkeling.

Beach of Platanias

Beach of Platanias

Platanias is some 11 km west of Chania, just off the old National Road to Kastelli. The sandy beach of the homonymous tourist resort is very popular and crowded. Affected by the north winds but very well organized.

Beach of Perastikos

Beach of Perastikos

Perastikos is some 38 km east of Chania and some 700 meters east of Georgioupoli in front of a restaurant, by the Perastikos River and offers lush vegetation.

Beach of Pachia Ammos

Beach of Pachia Ammos

Pachia Ammos is some 58 km west of Chania, and 18 km from Kastelli; a long, sandy beach affected by the west and northwest winds and well organized. Make sure to stay for one of the marvelous sunsets the beach has to offer

Beach of Nea Chora

Beach of Nea Chora

Nea Chora Beach is located in the city of Chania, west of the Venetian walls; a sandy beach with shallow waters, affected by the north winds and very popular with the locals. The beach is well organized. Further to the west is a long sandy stretch without facilities and less crowded.

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