BEACHES OF CHANIA
Close to the city of Chania there are numerous beaches, many of which are organized. The following stand out for their quality:
The sandy beaches of Loutraki and Marathi, 15Km east of the city.
The popular beach of Stavros, 15Km NE of the city.
The sandy beaches of Ayioi Apostoli (3Km west of the city) and of the cosmopolitan Platanias (10Km west of the city).
Those who love the secluded sea nooks, will delight at Stefanos bay (20Km NE of the city), at the site Seitan limania of Herssonissos.
Close to Kasteli stands out the organized sandy beach of Kolimbari and the Mavros molos beach, west of the town.
The west coast hosts some of the most renowned beaches of Crete and of Greece.
Μbalos beach, 17Km NW of Kasteli, is one of the most famed exotic beaches of Greece. Its bright white sand and its turquoise waters attract thousands of visitors from around the world. Nevertheless, if you choose a quiet time of the day, you will delight in the scenic beauty of its landscape.
The magical Εlafonissi, at the SW end of the island, 75Km from the city of Chania, is renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. In fact it is a complex of beaches, protected for their high ecological value. It is a life experience to be here.