Chania Pebbled beaches

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Location: 72 km south east of Chania Town
Description: This small beach is located in a walking distance from the village of Sfakia. It has pebbled coast and it is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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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

Location: 80 km south west of Chania Town
Description: A small beach near Paleochora, Gialiskari has soft pebbles and clean water.

Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized, Secluded, Nudism Friendly

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Location: 73 km south east of Chania Town
Description: Glyka Nera is a narrow, secluded bay close to Sfakia, on the southern side of Chania. It is the ideal place for total isolation and the wild landscape amazes visitors.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 24 km west of Chania Town
Description: Kolimbari is a pebbled beach with crystal water. Tourism is not much developed there, so it provides a calm environment to its visitors.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

Location: 75 km south of Chania Town
Description: Koutelos is a secluded beach in close distance to Frangokastello, southern Crete.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 70 km south west of Chania Town
Description: Krios is a seclude beach on the west of Paleochora, southern Crete. It is slightly organized and has a beach bar.

Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized, Secluded

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Location: 60 km south west of Chania Town
Description: Sfinari is a secluded beach on the western side of Crete. It is pebbled and some trees along the shore provide shade.

Type: Pebbled, Secluded

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Location: 70 km south west of Chania Town
Description: This a lovely resort in the southern side of Chania, between Paleohora and Agia Roumeli.

Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized, Secluded, Nudism Friendly

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Location: 20 km west of Chania Town
Description: Tavronitis is a calm beach between Chania Town and Kissamos, the two largest villages in this prefecture of Crete.

Type: Pebbled, Secluded

Location: 70 km south of Chania Town
Description: This beach is in a walking distance from Paleochora, the most tourist developed resort in southern Chania.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

Location: 80 km south west of Chania Town
Description: Halikia is a small beach on the southern side of Chania, close to Paleochora and Pachia Ammos beach.

Type: Pebbled, Organised



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Judging by the weather outside, summer is almost here and this reminds me of sea and sand. So I decided to delve into the archives and found this. 

The story behind the shot:

Chania is a beautiful town - famous for its characteristic venetian-style houses and the pretty anutique harbour (as well as for being the capital of one of the four Cretan prefectures). A paradise for the photographer - if you have weather on your side.

When I was there the sun was bright and high in the sky and the sky itself was dull blue. Normal people totally fall for this kind of weather - after all, it's warm, it's nice to be outside and the sky is spotless. Not me, though. Because photographers are NOT normal people and need some drama. 

So, while I was strolling around the harbour and taking pictures I saw those two sitting on a bench. Shots of people are not my exactly my element but I couldn't resist capturing this. 

For the record - the lighthouse in the background is a famous building - there are several almost identical buildings all over Crete - one in Rethymno, for sure. Chania is famous with that one, though (as well as with a few other buidings I'll show you some other time). 

Photoadvice:
The Venetian harbour is crammed with tourists, carriages and all kinds of people so you'll have a harder time getting a shot WITHOUT people in it than the other way round. The harbour is really picturesque in the late afternoon or after the sun goes down but you'll have to find an accommodation in the area.
Springtime Balos - on a 'thin clouds filtered' afternoon
The first 2rists on Balos :-)
Balos Lagoon's emerald sea.
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