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I am planning to go to Crete in July, don't know anything about the island. Where would be the best place to stay? We are travelling with 2 school age kids. We would prefer to stay on the beach, not after a fency resort. Something amongst locals. Thanks.

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Since you posted in the Chania Forum, I can only surmise you are more interested in Western Crete -- if not, you should state where. Near Chania, here is a family place about 2 blocks off the beach, with a nice pool, gets good reviews on TA, run by local family with chldren. Self-catering. Right by the bus to go to Chania Old Town. http://www.lefka-apartments.gr/

Here's a TA link I bookmarked -- the asker had a very small child whilst yours are school age, but the responders suggested generally good places for families in general -- both near Chania, and near Heraklion (tho NOT in the boozy UK-"lager lout" areas):


NOTE: there are 2 towns with beaches, just east of Chania, Almyrida and Khalives... I visited the first one, was not much impressed. Just sayin'.

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i would suggest www.corinna.gr near chania

Nice apts and bungalows, sea at 10 mtrs, beach at 100mts, bus stop in front of the premesis, beach of kalamaki at 100mtrs, shop in front of the apts, great sea views, 2 pools, a decent price, great sea views and not to forget Katerina and Ourania as your hoists. Very nice people, a familu business, a TOP place to go with your kids. I have put some pictures at tripadvisor. check them out.

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I stayed near chania, there is a water park worth going to if you have time, it's called luminopolis. We stayed in Malame Mare Apartments, right on the beach front and amongst local resteraunts, very well situated.

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Looks like the OP wll have been and come back home by now....

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