Top 5 Beaches in Chania

1. Elafonisi Beach

Hands down the best of the best. Voted the 2nd best beach in Europe and for a good reason. White sand – some parts pink, clear blue waters make this the perfect beach. A bit of a drive to get there, but it’s definitely worth it.

Elafonissi Beach Chania Crete

2. Balos Beach & Lagoon

Whether you choose to get there by boat or are brave enough to drive, you will be rewarded at the end with the amazing experience that is Balos. Amazing views, shallow turquoise waters and exotic ambiance make this beautiful beach a must-visit for all the visitors of Crete.


3. Seitan Limania Beach

Seitan Limania or Stefanou beach is a very unique secluded spot with crystal clear waters and black and white pebbles. A hint of paradise. Climbing down to the beach can be rather challenging so make sure to pack yourselves a pair of walking shoes.

Seitan Limani Beach Chania Crete

4. Falassarna Beach

Falassarna is one of the most marvelous beaches on the island and could easily be at the top spot. A very long organised beach with gorgeous waters. The area gets rather windy so if you are a surfer or love big waves, this is the beach for you! Also, you will see an amazing sunset if you are willing to stay until nightfall.

Falassarna Falasarna Chania Crete - Copyright

5. Kedrodasos Beach

Kedrodasos Beach, located on the western coast of Crete, is a hidden gem that offers visitors a serene and secluded beach experience. The beach is surrounded by cedar trees and boasts crystal clear turquoise waters, making it an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling. Although it requires a bit of a hike to reach, the stunning natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere of Kedrodasos Beach make it well worth the effort.

Kedrodasos Beach Chania Crete - Copyright 2022


These are our favourite beaches to visit in the region of Chania. We are also including some bonus beaches that are amazing to visit, however didn’t make our Top 5 for this year. 

6. Loutraki Beach

Loutraki beach is another beach in the Akrotiri area and also close to the airport.  It has a beautiful beach and lovely waters that are suddenly deep. It has both a sandy part and rocky part. It gets vibrant with locals that are usually at the sunbeds of the Loutraki Restaurant when there’s dance music playing.

Loutraki Chania Crete -

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