Chania beaches

Chania beaches

Numerous beautiful beaches with soft sand or coloured pebbles are found in the prefecture of Chania in western Crete. In fact, many Chania beaches are among the best on the island, such as Balos, Falassarna and Elafonissi. Apart from organized beaches in Chania, there are also plenty of deserted coves and lovely bays to enjoy total privacy. All Chania beaches though have crystal waters and look like paradise. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Chania Crete.

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Guide to (40) beaches

Discover our guide to (40) beautiful Chania beaches. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Chania. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: 82 km south west of Chania Town
Description: Elafonisi is a small islet with exotic water. It can be reached by boat from Paleochora as the road leading there is track and difficult.

Type: Sandy, Partly Organized, Windsurfing, Nudism Friendly

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Location: 60 km north west of Chania Town
Description: Balos is an amazing beach on the north westernmost spot of Chania Crete. It is accessed through a track road or by tour boat from Kissamos.

Type: Sandy, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 58 km west of Chania
Description: Falassarna is a lovely tourist resort with an extended, sandy beach. The area is filled with olive groves and other vegetation. Falassarna stands on the north western spot of Crete, pretty far from Chania Town.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Windsurfing

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Location: 11 km west of Chania Town
Description: The beach of Platanis is long and sandy. This is a picturesque tourist resort close to Chania Town.


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Location: 37 km south east of Chania Town
Description: This is a popular tourist resort about an hour drive from Chania Town. It has many tourist facilities and a lovely, sandy beach.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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Location: 9 km west of Chania Town
Description: This is a popular tourist resort close to Chania Town. It has many tourist facilities and the beach is well-organized.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club, Water sports

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Location: 3 km west of Chania Town
Description: This sandy beach gets very popular in summer due to its closeness to Chania Town. It provides a lovely environment to relax.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized, Diving Club

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Location: 35 km west of Chania Town
Description: Drapanias is a pebbled beach close to Kissamos, the second biggest village of Chania Prefecture. As it doesn't have many tourist facilities, it provides a relaxing and family spot.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised

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Location: 80 km south of Chania Town
Description: Finikas is a remote beach on the southern side of Crete, accessible on foot from Loutro.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 80 km south east from Chania Town
Description: This long and sandy beach is located on the southern side of Crete, in front of an imposing Venetian Castle.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized


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