Famous Beaches in Chania

Famous Beaches



Seitan Limani: Seitan Limani is a well-hidden corner of the east side of cape Akrotiri, near the airport of Chania, 20 km from the city of Chania, Crete.

There you will find a beach that differs from other beaches.The beach is completely unorganised so make sure that you carry water and everything you need with you.








Falassarna: Falassarna is on the west coast of Crete.
Falassarna is a small resort boasting one of the best-known beaches in Chania prefecture and indeed the whole of Crete, which attracts large numbers of tourists every summer.

Falassarna Beach has won prizes for being the most beautiful beach in Crete and is always one of the top ten beaches in Europe, with its wonderful, fine white sand and warm, crystal-clear water.
The beach of Pachia Ammos is so big that it rarely feels overcrowded even in high summer, when you are surrounded by hundreds of people




Elafonissi: If you come to Crete on holiday, Elafonissi is a name you are sure to hear.
Elafonissi is a tiny island with white sand, separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep.

Elafonissi means “deer island”, but you won’t see any deer on the island or in the surrounding area. The island is 75 kilometres from Hania and it will take you about an hour and a half to getthere.

The island is less than 200 metres from the beach and you can easily walk there through the warm, shallow water of the lagoon. On reaching the island you will discover lots of tiny beaches on its south coast.


The sand of Elafonissi is white, but in many places it is pinkish due to the thousands of broken seashells it contains. The limpid, blue-green waters will remind you of an exotic paradise.



Balos Lagoon & Gramboussa Island: Balos lagoon in west coast of Crete is an amazing spot to visit. It’s a must and it is totally worth its reputation. The area is built like a lagoon with very shallow waters, making it suitable for all ages.

You can arrive at Balos lagoon either by car or by boat.If you choose to travel by boat there is a tiny uninhabited island Graboussa, before you arrive to Balos lagoon, northwest of Crete, that is famous for its Venetian castle and its blue crystal clear waters.





Marathi: The beach Marathi is located 17 km east of Chania, in Akrotiri. It is one of the beaches in Chania that has been awarded Blue Flag. The sandy beach, in combination with shallow water and the protection from meltemi wind, due to the location of the beach, is ideal for families and children.

The beach is well organized providing visitors food and drink as well as swimming facilities (umbrellas, sunbeds, showers etc.) and lifeguard services. The beach includes infrastructure for disabled persons.