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All reviews lovely beach sandy beach old town sunbeds and umbrellas local tavernas plenty of beach chairs small fishing port working harbour fish tavernas sea water few hours restaurants euros guard volakas seafront chora
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Staying in the old town the walk along the coast to Nea Chora is a very pleasant experience with plenty to view along the way, the old fishing harbour and many fish tavernas looking over the shallow sandy beach loved by the locals

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Great sandy beach near to chania with sun loungers that can be hired for €5 a day for two people. Beach is perfect for young families as the sea isn't too rough as some of the beaches can be a bit rough in the the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen3456789
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Lovely beach, shame about the seawater. We walked from the centre, took about 15mins, nice walk along the seafront. It was a very still morning. We settled on a sunbed in the centre of the beach, all was lovely. Went in the sea, was shocked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SussexShelley
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We went there on the weekend and it wasn’t as busy as we thought it would be. Very relaxed atmosphere, many restaurants around. We rented chairs and umbrella on the beach e5 for all day. You can order food, drinks while sunbathing and they will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daiva0214
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Been coming here for over 52 years. Not the best in Crete I know but serves all of us well with it's facilities and proximity to town. Water warm and clean. Also no strong rips so safe for the littlies and advanced swimmers. If you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank britgreekkiwi
Reviewed October 1, 2018

If you fancy a day or two on a beach then just stroll along to Nea Chora. Great town beach with loads of great eating places and good swimming too.Very clean two sun beds and umbrella 5 euros

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eric L
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Small Beach close to Chania Town, takes about 15 minutes to walk there. Lots of Taverners right behind Beach. Two Sunbeds and Umbrellas 5 Euros

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OMG744
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The closest beach to to the town of Chania. Good value sun beds and umbrella for €5 for two beds and umbrella. Range of restaurants and cafes close by. Beach isn’t the cleanest but good if you just want a beach within walking distance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BathGarry
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We liked Nea Chora beach the best. We did see beaches that were bigger and more picturesque but this beach felt less touristy and more Greek. It has a working harbour at one end which meant that there was a row of lovely little fish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mosemant
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The beach is not very big, there are many umbrellas that you can rent for five euro for all day. The sea not is beautiful, but the place is nice because there are many restaurants and bar.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ioana C
July 8, 2018|
Response from Rowley84 |
I have never seen one nor have I heard anyone else Mention having seen any.
September 17, 2016|
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Response from H1637EKbillc | Reviewed this property |
To get to the beach in Nea Chora just walk along water front from the harbour starting from the Nautical Museum side and just follow the water front and takes 10 mins. Nice part of Chania and great tavernas. The bar and... More
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Nea Chora beach (5 Replies)
Which is the nicest stretch of Nea Chora beach.
April 19, 2017|
Response fromnicoletta81499|
Hi. It's short, but there is a little jetty with rocks which acts as a nice sun trap and a good fish taverna just above it for when you want to have lunch 😉
Cliff C
Wlak to Iguana beach. (9 Replies)
We intend to walk to Iguana beach & this is my route. I will keep along side the roads & promenade to Nea Chora Beach, I am following Google maps & the roads end here, so can I walk along the beach to Kladissos & then onward to Iguana Beach. Thank you
May 07, 2016|
Response fromGeorge T|
You have the right information.The path is very easy to walk and you will enjoy the wakling in the sand!
London, UK.
Sunbed and umbrella on Nea Chora beach (5 Replies)
Can you please advise on how much is charged for sunbed and umbrella on Nea Chora beach in Chania? Thank you in advance.
June 12, 2013|
Response fromweloveholidays95|
Don't know exactly for Nea Chora but two beds plus table and umbrella were 7 euro on Agii Apostoli earlier this year. don't think there will much difference along length of coast.