Kolymvari Port

Kolymvari or Kolymbari Port (Greek: Κολυμβάρι / Κολυμπάρι) is a beautiful and historic location located in the town of Chania on the Greek island of Crete. The port is situated on the northwest coast of the island, and it is known for its scenic beauty, historic significance, and tranquil atmosphere.

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Kolymvari Port has a rich history dating back to ancient times. The port has been used for trade and commerce since the Minoan civilization, which thrived on the island from around 2600 BCE to 1400 BCE. During the Venetian occupation of Crete, which lasted from 1204 to 1669, the port was an important commercial center, connecting Crete with other Mediterranean countries.

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During World War II, the port was a strategic location for the Allied forces. The port was used as a supply point for the Allied armies during the Battle of Crete in 1941. The port was also used as a naval base by the Germans during their occupation of the island.

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Today, Kolymvari Port is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and historic landmarks. One of the main attractions of Kolymvari Port is its beautiful beaches. The port is surrounded by several stunning beaches, including the Golden Beach and the Afrata Beach. Visitors can swim in the clear waters, soak up the sun, or enjoy a variety of water sports such as snorkeling, diving, and windsurfing.

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Another popular attraction in Kolymvari Port is the Monastery of Gonia Odigitria. The monastery dates back to the 17th century and is located just a short distance from the port. The monastery features stunning architecture, beautiful frescoes, and a small museum.

Visitors can also take a boat tour of the area, which is a great way to explore the coastline, visit hidden coves, and see the local wildlife. Boat tours can be arranged from the port, and visitors can choose from a variety of options, including a sunset cruise, a fishing tour, or a snorkeling trip. We would highly recommend the Menies Beach & Chironisia Bay Tour from Smile Cruises. 

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Kolymvari Port is a beautiful and historic location that offers visitors a wide range of activities and attractions. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or nature, there is something for everyone in this charming port town. So, if you are planning a trip to Crete, be sure to add Kolymvari Port to your itinerary – you won’t be disappointed!

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