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Public beaches near Chania?

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Public beaches near Chania?

Are there any public beaches worth visiting that are a short distance from Chania? Are there any within walking distance?

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1. Re: Public beaches near Chania?


All beaches are public, just keep walking west along the coast from the town. Nea Chora is the first one then I think past a number to Chrissi Akti after 30 min or so walk. All the way to Platanias are beaches which is about 6 miles west of Chania.

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2. Re: Public beaches near Chania?

Neo Chora is the first beach you come to and it is just an OK beach. For the most part people don't come to Chania for the beach they come for the old town and Venetian harbour area.

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3. Re: Public beaches near Chania?

Thanks all for the input. I was wanting to make time for the beach, but it sounds like another stop on our cruise might be a better fit. Any suggestions about enjoying the beach in the port of Messina?

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You could get public transport to Kato Stalos from the bus station which only takes 10-15 mins and the service is regular. There are shops, tavernas and beach front cafes here and if you want to walk you can have a lovely stroll along the beach to Aghia Marina, which is busier then get the bus back to Chania from there.

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Catch No 21 Bus from Plateia 1866 1.10 Euro pp get off at taxi rank opposite Xenios Dias taverna, and direct to sea. Iguana Beach is sheltered from wind, Changing huts showers beach bar, AMAZING toilets, and Sasha, outstanding beach boy to look after everything. Two sunbeds and palm leaf umbrella 7.50 is a bit more than local prices but worth it. Spent most of 2 weeks there and we're not usually beach people.

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6. Re: Public beaches near Chania?

Agii Apostoli beach, after Chrysi Akti beach, has a park, 3 peninsulas, 2 small protected bays where you can walk around, so its more pleasant and has more things to do. Weloveholiday describes the transport options.

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