The setting is tropical and enchanting, triggering an instant sense of marvel. Thin, white and pink tinted sands, cedars, jade crystal-clear waters, a natural lagoon at its north side, the open sea at its south, all underlined by the endless horizon. The beach prompts to an exotic paradise similar to the Caribbean, though perhaps of more beauty because of its iridescent shore; scores of minuscule crustaceans, called Foraminifera shed their shells on the beach, as they die, which are crushed to smithereens and mingle with the sand thus producing this exquisite tinge.
Its waters reflect a transparent turquoise tint, thanks to its thin, light-coloured sand and is fully organised hosting restaurants, cafés and bars, water sports services, umbrellas, a beach volley court and ample room for those bringing their own umbrellas. North of Pachia Ammos lies the second largest beach, 800 m long, which splits into smaller strands by rocks and a sand dune. Although without further infrastructure it is very tranquil and its visitors can get drinking water from a spring at a nearby chapel, dedicated to Agia Paraskevi. At its northernmost edge, close to the archaeological site of Falasarna, a small inlet is ‘hidden away’, protected by the strong west winds that sweep the area, facing south, with a pebbly beach and rocky seabed, making it an ideal alternative to those seeking privacy. South of Pachia Ammos, at Livadi, a sandy beach of stoney seabed stretches out; an excellent choice to explore the underwater world snorkelling.
Balos lagoon is a heaven on earth of turquoise waters, pink-tinged white sands and wild, exotic beauty. Located at 17 km northwest of Kissamos, between the Gramvousa Cape and small rocky peninsula of Tigani, which connects with the rest of Crete via a thin strip of land, thus forming the famous Balos lagoon. Its southwest side is open to sea and forms a natural harbour, protected by winds due to the islet of Imeri Gramvousa across from it.
Marathi beach is a beautiful beach located in Chania, Crete, Greece. It features stunning clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. The beach has a wide variety of activities to offer, such as swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. It is the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The beach is also known for its traditional Greek restaurants, which serve delicious meals. Marathi beach is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.
Platanias Chania is a seaside area located in the north-western part of the Greek island of Crete. It is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning scenery, golden beaches, and vibrant nightlife. The area features a wide range of amenities, from traditional tavernas and cafes, to modern bars and restaurants, to a wide selection of shops and boutiques. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat trips
The seaside village of Agia Marina and its homonymous beach is an ideal holiday destination for everyone. Its waters are shallow and its sand is golden along its entire length. It has numerous tourist units and has a well-organized infrastructure to serve its visitors. It is no coincidence that it is one of the most famous resorts in Chania.
Organized beach bars, taverns, restaurants, water sports exist along the coast. It is the right place to do jet skiing, paragliding, water skiing or cycling. Alternatively enjoy the sea view, with the island of Agios Theodoros in the background, where the protected ibex Kri-Kri live. There are also numerous cafe-bars and clubs that star in the nightlife of the area, which is very intense until dawn. Visit Nerospilia located in Ano Agia Marina to admire the stalactites and stalagmites up close.
The glamor of Chania is completely justified by the plethora of attractions they offer and the long history they testify. It is considered the most picturesque city of Crete thanks to the Venetian port with the lighthouse and the old town that they maintain and generally remain unforgettable in the minds of their visitors.
Visit the fortress of Firkas and the lighthouse, the church of Agios Nikolaos but also the Giali Mosque, the Archaeological and the Naval Museum, the place where the ruins of ancient Kydonia are located, take a walk in the historic municipal market, but mainly feel it pulse of Chania in the alleys of the old town and in your contact with the local Cretan hospitality. In the wider prefecture there are beaches of world renown (Elafonissi, Balos, Falasarna), a multitude of gorges, with the most famous being that of Samaria and countless picturesque villages. Cretan cuisine is at its best and the locals are waiting to host you in their own unique way.