Numerous beautiful beaches with soft sand or coloured pebbles are found in the prefecture of Chania as well as plenty of deserted coves and lovely bays. All beaches have crystalline waters and look like paradise.
Chania beaches (40)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: 80 km south of Chania Town Description: Finikas is a remote beach on the southern side of Crete, accessible on foot from Loutro.
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.