The best beaches in Chania region of Crete. Selected by us to help you get the most pleasure out of your Greek island vacation.
Ilingas beach is located on the southern shore of the island. Its tiny, light coloured pebbles accentuate the crystal clear water of the sea. At the edges of the beach there are caves set in the rock which are interesting for snorkelling. There is just a tavern next to a small hotel on the pathway to the beach otherwise it is completely natural. You can swim round or take a small boat to a similar beach just past the headland and there you have complete tranquillity assured. As you can drive to the Ilaingas beach it is easily accessible.
Also on the south coast is the Agios Pavlos beach which is a nice secluded spot situated between Loutro and Agia Roumeli. The beach itself is grey sand with pebbles and the sea is lovely and clear. There is an interesting historical angle to the place as this is where Saint Paul (in Greek Agios Pavlos) is said to have baptised people on his way to Rome.
Stavros beach is on the north coast not far from Chania itself. Set in a sheltered bay with a looming mountain crag behind it was the location for a number of scenes shot for the film Zorba the Greek.
Lissos beach is another of those secluded and tranquil beaches which typify those on the south of the island which are much quieter and unspoiled and actually easy to get to even if you are staying in a villa on the north coast of the Chania region.
Hora Sfakion is a particularly child friendly beach with light pebbles and super clear sea. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols available to hire so adults and children alike can relax and enjoy this beautiful spot.
If you would like any further information about the beaches or suggestions of where to stay please contact us, you can call using our freephone line or email (we will respond within 24 hours). We have a long established range of holiday villas in Chania area, which is just part of our collection of self catering holiday villas in Greece all hand picked for their reliability and quality. We know the island well so please use our experience to save yourself time and ensure your holiday matches your expectations.