Best Beaches in Chania, Crete
Stretching over a glorious sun kissed coastline the pristine beaches of Chania, Crete are rightfully considered some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece as they combine the tranquillity of the sea with exotic surroundings, emerald waters and fine sand. Whether seeking for a populated beach, a deserted cove or a scintillating bay for endless hours of swimming and relaxation, the prefecture of Chania in Crete will leave you breathless…
Check out some of the best beaches in Chania Crete from our Chania beach guide and get ready to dive in the crystalline waters of the Cretan Sea.
Famous Beaches in Chania
Favoured by world travellers and locals alike for their spell-binding picturesque beauty and crystalline waters the top beaches in Chania, Crete comprise of the sandy beaches of Elafonissi, Balos, Falassarna, Frangokastello, Georgioupolis, Kalyves, Kiani Akti, Kolimpari, Platanias and Paleochora.
Chania Beaches for Families
The island of Crete features a wide array of exceptional beaches for all preferences, quite or popular, organized or not the choice is yours. Perfect for families seeking for a wonderful sandy beach to spend a day in the sun with their little ones are the stunningly beautiful beaches of Kalyves, Kiani Akti, Kalathas, Marathi, Georgioupolis, Stavros, Maleme and the renowned Golden Beach. The soft sand and shallow waters make these beaches the ultimate base for your family vacation in Crete.
Sandy Beaches in Chania, Crete with Water sports
Most beaches in the prefecture of Chania are blessed with fine golden or white sand allowing travellers to bask in the sun and play around the beach with utmost safety. Besides their sandy shores, the beaches of Elafonissi, Falassarna, Frangokastello, Georgioupolis, Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, the Golden Beach as well as Nea Chora and Stalos are also favoured for their amazing range of windsurfing and water sports activities giving travellers the opportunity to pump up their adrenaline as they twist and turn against the waves.
Chania Quiet Beaches
Travellers in search for a quieter beach to enjoy their swim or dive in peacefulness are advised to visit the South Beach, Finikas Beach, Tavronitis, Koutelos, Orthi Ammos and Sfinari as well as Sougia and Gialiskari which are also nudism friendly.
Beaches Near Chania
When visiting Crete and in particular the prefecture of Chania with its medieval harbour you may wish to fully relax and unwind without having to travel great distances for your daily swims. Travelers wishing to stay close to the old town of Chania and still enjoy an amazing day on the beach are welcome to visit the beaches of Kiani, Kalives, Georgioupoli, and Marathi situated only a few kilometres from the centre of Chania.
Chania Blue Flag Beaches
Whichever way your chose to travel while in the region of Chania you will certainly encounter a number of blue flag beaches worth a dive. With so many wonderful beaches on your way, choices are endless so simply pick a beach of your preference and immerse in the azure tranquillity of the Cretan sea.
Chania Beaches map
While on holidays in Chania, make sure to read through a detailed map, featuring the best beaches in Chania, Crete, pay attention to the several insights, tips as well as suggestions and enjoy an unforgettable day on the beach in one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, the wondrous island of Crete.
Are your ready to swim the day away in the Cretan Sea?
Arrange your stay at SeaCrete hotels, escape to Kiani Beach Resort on the awarded blue flag beach of Kiani Akti or the quaint Kalyves Beach Hotel on the beach of Kalyves and swim your troubles away!