Beaches near Chania

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Staying in Chania and want to go to the beach? Here is where you can go:

On foot

Nea Chora, the town beach of Chania is only 10 minutes walk along the sea front  from the Venetian harbour. It’s a small but perfectly acceptable Blue Flag Beach

Chryssi Akti (Golden Beach), Agii Apostoli are beautiful beaches which you can also walk to from Chania in about 20 to 30 minutes following the sea shore. City buses also go there.

By bus

To the West of Chania the long stretch of beaches at Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias and onwards towards Kolymbari can be reached easily by frequent public buses (generally every 20 to 30 minutes from Chania bus station)

Further away there are also a few public buses to Falasarna and Elafonisi.

By car

If you have a car you can visit all of the above as well as some great beaches on the peninsula of Akrotiri: Stavros, Kalathas and Marathi.