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christa21

Exotic water
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Category: Chania Elafonisi


Sparklingly clear waters and pure soft sand make Elafonissi a beach outside Greece, an exotic coast more likely to find in the Caribbean and not in Crete. The beach is actually a long coast with a tiny islet in front. It has been listed as a special environmental region, and "Life" has initiated two programs in the area. One of them is an observatory for the rare Bearded Vulture, which has a single specimen among only 2 existing pairs that inhabit the region. No hotels or villas spoiling the natural beauty of the place, but I was told that with every passing year, the summer crowd seems to be swelling. Camping is allowed in the area, but thankfully the area is under some government decree on restricted development, and it is protected by an environmental program under the EU.



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Small and relaxing resort
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Category: Chania Maleme


Chania Crete was the background of our holidays last summer. We have been to Crete many times before, but we love to come back again and again every summer. Of course, Crete is so big that you can't see it all in one summer or two.

Last time, we went to Maleme, a small resort west of Chania. The hotel was small and didn't have many comforts, but the beach was on our foot day and night. The coast was sandy, clean and unwindy. It get crowded at about noon, but we went early in the morning and would leave a bit before noon, so we could relax at our own time. Just thought it would not be safe to swim when the sun is at the peak, because you will probably get sunburnt, so we normally choose safer hours and then spend the time in the balcony or the cafeterias, till the afternoon comes and we go swimming again.

Maleme is actually a very comfortable location because it is half way from Chaniaand Kissamos, so it is very easy to get the bus and go to either of them for an evening walk.



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Love this healthy life attitude
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Category: Chania Maleme


This was our second time in Crete and we mostly wanted a place to swim, relax and do nothing. The first time we had drived from one side of Crete to the other and had seen all the major towns and resorts, ancient sites and beautiful beaches, but this time we just needed to sleep a lot and swim. Our hotel was in Maleme, a nice and quiet village close about an hour from Chania, so that we wouldn't have to change transports. I hate this part, to take long to go to your hotel, especially when you are carrying heavy luggage.

Our ten days in Maleme was exactly what we wanted. The beach was right in front of the hotel, the town of Chaniawas close if we wanted to go and buses were very frequent to the Town or to other beaches. All taverns by the sea were delicious but we used to have meals at the tavern far left, I don't remember the name, but the owner is short and has a big moustache, if this helps. We rented a car for two days, just to explore a little the area ourselves. Just drived, not going to somewhere specific, just wander around the inland and the villages.

Villages in Crete are just as lovely as beaches and villages in the mainland could be totally quiet and traditional. We bought honey from an old lady on the way to Kissamos and I think this is the most delicious honey and really good for the children. I want my kids to eat biological products and there is no better place than Crete to get them. People in the villages of Crete seem to live in another world, no stress, no deadlines, nothing to worry them except for their families and friends. I love this attitude to life, this is really healty!



34gyt

Nice beach in central location
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Category: Chania Germaniko Pouli


The first best thing about Germaniko Pouli beach is its closeness to the town of Chania. The second best thing is its excellent water and the soft sand. Our hotel was close to Germaniko, so we were frequently swimming there. We have been to Crete several times and have seen most of the sights on the island. This summer, we just wanted to relax. So, we would swim in Germaniko beach, go to Chania in the evenings and just make some short trips with the car. Close to Germaniko are also some nice beaches, such as Maleme and Drapanias with equally good quality sea.



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Windy that day
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Category: Chania Georgioupolis


Georgioupoli beach was very long and well-organized, but too windy that day we visited it, so I didn't actually enjoy it. The wild sea had brought some wracks on the beach and I didn't want to swim, so we just enjoyed our meal in a close restaurant (I think it was called Neorio, but I'm not sure).



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Pure sandy and crowded
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Category: Chania Golden Beach


Golden Beach is a pure sandy beach to go on foot from Chania, that is why it usually gets very crowded. Lots of umbrellas and sun beds, many fish restaurants and hotels, but the sea is amazing, so warm and clean. It is a great beach to start exploring the coasts of Chania. Also better go eraly in the morning or at about sunset, when there will not be many people.



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Germaniko Pouli
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Category: Chania Germaniko Pouli


Various hotels and rooms to rent around germaniko pouli beach. Our hotel had a great view to the sea and many cafes very close. Alocha Cafe the best! The beach very long and umbrellas very useful for shadow. In general, nice and not long from Chania.



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