Most Famous Beaches In Crete

Nea Chora, Chania

Nea Chora, which means “new town”, is one of a couple of urban beaches in the beautiful old Venetian port town of Chania.

Koum Kapi, Chania

Koum Kapi is another city beach on the eastern shore of the Venetian Harbor near the ancient city walls.

Seitan Limania, Akrotiri Peninsula

You need to be adventurous to tackle the steep, rocky goat track down to this extraordinary little beach on the Akrotiri Peninsula. 

Agii Apostoloi

Three headlands jut out into the sea at this pretty spot to the west of Chania, each protecting a curve of golden sand.

Balos Beach, near Kissamos

Located some 40 miles northwest of Chania, Balos Beach is one of the best beaches in Greece.

Elafonisi Beach, near Gialos

This beautiful swath of pink-golden sand—which gets its color from tiny crustacean shells—and aquamarine water is one of the most magical of Crete’s beaches.

Stavros Beach, near Chania

Situated on the northernmost edge of the Akrotiri peninsula, just 10 miles from Chania, Stavros is a wild, peaceful beach.

Platanias Beach, near Chania

Platanias Beach, a sand and plank beach, is located in front of the long expanse of Platanias village, about eight miles west of Chania.

Gialiskari Beach, Paleochora

Gialiskari Beach is your reward at the end of a 90-minute road trip across the mountains if you’re coming from the Chania area.

Falasarna Beach, Falasarna

About an hour from Chania to the south of Cape Gramvousa, Falassarna is actually a string of five beaches.

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