The idyllic beauty of Chrissi Akti Beach is 4 km west of the picturesque town of Chania. Stretching for over 1 km, Chrissi Akti is blessed with pure and natural golden sand with the water being very shallow/suitable for children.
Chrissi Akti is an convenient area, just a 7-minutes drive from the centre of Chania (a town that stays alive even in winter), where you can enjoy a rich night life, good food, shops and marketplaces and you can find pretty cobbled Venetian streets lined with shops.
At the area nearby there are great restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from those providing local cuisine to the more international choices.
Walking 300 meters up the beach heading west, you arrive at Agioi Apostoloi nature area where you find two sandy beaches, a park with a playground, a small forest of pines for walking, jogging, and picnics. Also there are family restaurants, big & small supermarkets, and tourist and car rental offices in the surrounding area.
It is a good base if you want to be close to town without being in it. The beach is a sandy cove with clear water, well organised, with canteens on the beach as well as facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sun beds, umbrellas, sea sports etc). Informal volleyball games can also be played in the afternoons and body surfing and windsurfing atop the waves is possible. During the summer season a lifeguard is on duty.