Nea Chora Beach

Nea Chora Beach, Chania Town: Address, Nea Chora Beach Reviews: 4/5

Nea Chora Beach
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bgtoca
Vancouver, Canada50 contributions
This beach is within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of Chania's Venetian harbor. It's a nice organized beach, with sandy shores and water that is good to swim in (not to shallow, with small to medium sized waves). Beach umbrellas and sun loungers are available for a fee, and there are a lot of restaurants nearby. Due to the proximity of this beach to the Venetian Harbor and the hotels nearby, it is very busy. Certainly not the beach to go to if you're looking for some peace and solitude. I enjoyed my stay here, but if you want a quieter, less touristy beach, better to rent a car, explore the island, and find out where the locals go.
Written July 29, 2022
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,637 contributions
Couples
Our accommodation was a one minute stroll from this beach so we used it a lot. It isn’t the nicest one we’ve ever been to but it is still great as a very relaxed feel to it.

The sea can get quite rough but there is a lifeguard in attendance. Many times though it is calm and excellent for swimming. Sun loungers are available to hire with a parasol for around €6 a day which is fair enough.

It is lined with bars and restaurants so you don’t need to go thirsty or hungry whilst you are there. And the scenery around it is stunning and will hold your attention throughout the day for sure.
Written July 10, 2021
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LauraValensi
London, UK87 contributions
Couples

Organized beach just a stone's throw away from Chania Old Town.The promenade is lined with tavernas, bars, mini markets etc you'll want for nothing. Two sunbeds and one umbrella are around 7 euros for the whole day.
It's a nice beach to hang out and swim but it can get pretty busy during weekends and it's mostly sunbed next to sunbed with a only few free patches where you can sprawl out on your towel.
I enjoyed the scenery, the little Lazaretta island oposite the beach and Theodoroi island in the background. Astonishing sunsets.
Written July 3, 2022
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rdubbs08
Edmond, OK6,307 contributions
Nea Chora is a nice little beach about a 10 minute walk from old town Chania. While it may not be the best beach in the area, it is convenient and gave our little ones a place to play in the sand! Even in mid-November several locals were taking a dip in the sea and laying out on the beach - I would imagine during the summer there is a lot more activity! Several local eateries are nearby and there were showers to rinse off, etc. Very quaint!
Written January 17, 2022
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SarahLouTM
Chania Town, Greece3 contributions
Couples
Good beach in the town centre. Tavernas, sunbeds 10euros for 3, lifeguard, sand, some rocks. The thing that ruined our trip here were the small fish which sting or bite, just like those on Elafonisi beach. It feels like a small electric shock and isn’t nice when you’re not expecting it especially as they went for injuries we already had on our feet and legs, as though they smell blood or scabs. No one else seems to be screaming with shock but there’s mainly Greek here today (Covid-19 seems to have scared off the tourists to a certain extent). We were bitten when we kept our feet on the bed and also with our feet close to the surface so I don’t know what the solution is, I have beach shoes but they bit me up the leg.
Written August 11, 2020
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AnnaN732013
Stockholm, Sweden181 contributions
Family
Not the best beach I've been to, but it was quite close to where we stayed, so.. First of all, the prices were a bit high. 8 euros for a parasol and two sunbeds. And secondly, the waves were so huge...we got knocked over several times, and swallowed a lot of sea water. Plus the water is so full of sand and particles floating around, so when you get out of it you feel much dirtier than before...Not a very pleasant experience, honestly. But it looks nice in the pictures...And the parasol did a good job. Easily accessible from Chania center.
Written June 20, 2022
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DexterCullen
Ireland135 contributions
Couples
One of my favourite things on Trip Advisor is reading negative reviews and seeing the reasons people rate places badly. I cannot understand why this beach has negative reviews.
It's about a 20 minute walk from the old town. The sand is clean. The water is beau and clear. Go early to avoid the crowds. Plenty of space for everyone. The fish do like to nip ar you but it will keep you on your toes. Loved this beach!
Written July 23, 2022
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Daniel C
Leyton, UK252 contributions
Went here a few times while away as the apartment was only a 5 minute walk away. Nice Beach with soft sand and clean water. There’s a few ok places to eat there for lunch or a cold drink. Be careful of the small fish trying to bite the dead skin off your feet! I would recommend this place for a day out if in the area...

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Written September 13, 2020
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Bruce S
Cape Town7 contributions
Couples
The beach in question is running along the sea front on Akti Papanikoli riad, and is also known as Elena Beach

Clearly the FEE is only interested in their fee collection for awarding Blue Flags, and never do on-site inspections and follow ups, as your beach awarded here is, to put it plainly, disgusting.
​At the moment the temperatures here are reaching about 40 degrees C, so you can imagine going to a beach where dog dropping are cooking in the sun. The beach is never cleaned, and so you can imagine the state of it. Hard to find sand among the sweet papers and cigarette butts​, and going into the sea is like entering a sewer - plastic bags, cigarette wrapper cellophane, twine, drinking straws, dirty disposable baby nappies etc. are just some of the identifiable objects in the water. There are many more unidentified objects.

Meanwhile there is virtually no beach left - almost every spot is taken up by sunbeds and sun umbrellas from the waters edge to the back wall. If you do happen to find a few square metres free, it is occupied by people playing the inevitable and irritating beach bats. The beach starts to get busy from about 09h00 am until sunset which is now almost 9 pm - life guard? well if there is one, he never gets there before 10h00/11h00, and is long gone by 4 pm!

Not sure about the toilets either - they say there are, but it takes a braver person than myself to even imagine trying them out! The garbage bins are too small, and too few so by 12h00 each day they are overflowing and the garbage just lying next to them on the sand. It stays like that until next morning collection. Meanwhile, even the sunbed owners have ceased(probably given up) trying to clean the beach around their beds

Sad really - like everything, Blue Flag has lost it's direction and is clearly just another con job to make money. I have an apartment here in Crete and live also in Cape Town, and i must say, even the beaches along the coast of Africa which are not Blue Flag and are not monitored, are cleaner than this and the locals at least try to maintain them for tourism.

Greece is in financial crisis, and desperately needs tourism. Yet they are so close to their own s**t that they seem to no longer even see it.It is bad enough seeing them deface their ancient antiquities with spray paint grafiti, but is really sad that they cannot even be bothered with looking after the environment on which they rely.
Written July 15, 2015
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ChrisKnapp333
Chania Town, Greece92 contributions
Family
Love this area of Chania. Nice little sandy beach. Long stretch of restaurants running the length of it, all decently priced. Even in the winter, the sea being right there, is a lovely dining experience. The tavern running out on the Marina is awesome near sunset. Excellent food, incredible atmosphere. Highly recommended. Short walk, <10mins from old town harbor, just follow the shoreline.
Written November 27, 2017
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