Villas in Crete, Villa Chania, Villa Kreta, Rent Crete Villas, Vacances Crete Hotel
Nederlands
info@thehotel.gr +30 28210 90760

Kreta > Chania > Entertainment > Unieke Stranden

Unieke Stranden

Elafonisi

Elafonisi sea 1Elafonisi is one of the most beautiful sights of Crete. Elafonisi is an excellent sandy beach;lagoon with blue/green, crystal waters and a very colourful sandy beach with a small islet in front of the beach. It is a peaceful place full of colors and light.

It is located at a distance of about 80 km southwest from the city of Chania. You could go there on foot, as the distance from the land is less than 100 m. The white sand, the sandy hills and the various colors will compensate for your time. There are few beach canteens with fast food, sandweeches and soft drinks.

The area of Elafonisi is of special enviromental interest and it is characterised as a "NATURA" area. Here can be found a few endangered species and the small island is home to 110 plant species. For the moment two plans of "LIFE" are running.

Elafonisi beach 1   Elafonisi beach 2   Elafonisi island 1

Gramvousa/Balos

Balos beach 1West of Chania (about 40 km far) and north-west of the village of Kastelli there is the wild and remote Gramvoussa peninsula. It is formed by steep rocks and it is covered with thyme, origanum bushes and wild flowers. On the north-west side of the peninsula, opposite to the island of Gramvoussa and the Gramvoussa castle, there is the wonderful beach of Balos. The Balos beach is covered with fine white sand; the same white sand covers the bottom of the sea and grants to the sea an emerald color.

You can get a boat from the Kastelli harbour at about 10 am to visit the Balos beach; otherwise you have to go on foot. The road to the beach stops about 2 km before it and the visitor has to follow a pave road with gorgeous views to reach it. It takes about half an hour and the climbing in the end is much more difficult.

Balos beach 3   Gramoussa castle 2   Balos Gramvoussa 1

Balos beach 4   Balos footpath 2   Balos footpath 1 

Falassarna

falasarna_3Falassarna is regarded as one of the nicest, natural beaches in Crete and one of the ten best beaches in Greece; it is located 16 km west of Kastelli and about 45 km west of Chania. The road leading to Falassarna village is quite good and during the first 35 km it is part of the National road of Crete.

The Falassarna beach is a long, big, sandy beach with amazing views during the sunset. The sea is always very clear and it tempts you go for swimming. There is plenty of space to play water-sports or beach tennis; there is also a volley field on the beach.

You can visit Falassarna beach for one day as an excursion or stay in the nearby accommodation for longer, since the village is an ideal location to relax, unwind and fill your batteries.

There is a cafe at the start of the beach and umbrellas and loungers at different locations. In the village, the cafe Galasia Thea is an ideal place for coffee and home-cooked dishes and the taverna Sun Set is a nice taverna for fish and classic Cretan food.

The ruins of the ancient harbour-city of Falassarna can be explored during an excursion on the north of the beach. The excavations have exposed some of the walls and buildings of the city. There are no signs of the harbour now.

Falassarna beach  Falassarna beach  Falassarna beach

Paleochora

paleochora_beachPaleochora is the southernmost seaside town in the Prefecture of Chania, located 76 km far from Chania, with about 1,500 people. It has been built on the top of a small peninsula, below the ruins of the Venetian Castle, and it is washed by the waves on three sides. Some decades before Paleochora was a hippies destination; nowadays it is a preferable touristic village which is visited by many locals every weekend.

There are two beautiful and picturesque bays with fantastic beaches in the village. The Eastern sandy beach is called "Halikia", it is 2 km long and quite crowded and it is an excellent place for windsurfing. The beach to the West is called "Pahia Ammos" and it is a pebble beach. When the wind blows the pebble beach is much more protected. Both beaches have been awarded with a Blue Flag.

Paleochora sandy beach   Paleochora village   Paleochora pebble beach

Vakantiewoningen die wij aanraden

  1. Velanos Villas in Kreta, Chania, Elafonisi

    Velanos Villas

    in Chania, Elafonisi, vanaf 50 / nacht

    Velanos Villas zijn een mooie groep van 4 traditioneel gebouwde villa's welke plaats bieden aan 2 tot 6 personen. Elke villa heeft geweldig uitzicht over de bergen, waarbij luxe met traditionele elementen gecombineerd worden.  Meer...

  2. Villas Arhontika in Kreta, Chania, Elafonisi

    Villas Arhontika

    in Chania, Elafonisi, vanaf 117 / nacht

    De twee prachtige halfvrijstaande Villa's Arhontika zijn gelegen in een warme en rustige omgeving, in het dorpje Elos. Het pittoreske dorpje ligt 57 km van Chania, 24 km van Kissamos, terwijl men op korte afstand Elafonissi, Falassarna en Paleochora kan ontdekken.  Meer...

  3. Villa Peaceful Mind in Kreta, Chania, Elafonisi

    Villa Peaceful Mind

    in Chania, Elafonisi, vanaf 126 / nacht

    Villa Peaceful Mind is een stenen villa met 3 slaapkamers met een geweldig uitzicht op zee en de zonsondergang, gelegen op Livadia, op slechts 15 km afstand van het prachtige strand van Elafonisi. Het dichtstbijzijnde kiezelstrand ligt op slechts 600 meter afstand van de villa.  Meer...

  4. Jeep Safari in Chania in Kreta, Chania, Elafonisi

    Jeep Safari in Chania

    in Chania, Elafonisi, vanaf 50 / nacht

    All our guests in west Crete have the opportunity to participate in guided Jeep excursions with a 7-seater Mitsubishi Pajero, in order to exlpore the beautiful Cretan landscapes, the Cretan culture and cuisine. A variety of Jeep and hiking adventures with proffesional drivers by Chania Adventures Team are offered.  Meer...

  5. Villa Memories in Kreta, Chania, Paleochora

    Villa Memories

    in Chania, Paleochora, vanaf 135 / nacht

    Villa Memories is a seafront 3-bedroom Villa in front of a beautiful and quiet shingle beach, 300 meters from the organized sandy beach of Grammeno, in the peaceful area of Paleochora. The town center of Paleochora is a 5-minute drive away.  Meer...

  6. Villa Talos in Kreta, Chania, Paleochora

    Villa Talos

    in Chania, Paleochora, vanaf 244 / nacht

    Villa Talos is een villa met 4 slaapkamers, gelegen in het kleine dorpje Spaniakos, slechts 5,4 km afstand van het mooie, pittoreske stadje Paleochora ver van de drukte. In het midden van een landgoed van 20 hectaren, het bestaat uit drie delen en het hoofdgebouw met een eigen zwembad van 60 m²  Meer...

  7. Paleochora Apartments in Kreta, Chania, Paleochora

    Paleochora Apartments

    in Chania, Paleochora, vanaf 65 / nacht

    Paleochora Apartments zijn twee prachtige appartementen met 1 slaapkamer, gelegen in de kustplaats Paleochora, 75 km ten zuidwesten van Chania. De winkels, traditionele tavernes en kleine cafés liggen op loopafstand, terwijl het mooie zandstrand op slechts 100m afstand ligt.  Meer...

  8. Olive Tree Cottages in Kreta, Chania, Paleochora

    Olive Tree Cottages

    in Chania, Paleochora, vanaf 76 / nacht

    Olive Tree Cottages is een groep van zes traditionele maisonnettes met 1 of 2 slaapkamers, op 200 meter van het kiezelstrand, 1300 meter van het rustige plaatsje Paleochora en 78 km ten zuidwesten van Chania.  Meer...

  9. Filoxenia Studios & Apartments in Kreta, Chania, Paleochora

    Filoxenia Studios & Apartments

    in Chania, Paleochora, vanaf 40 / nacht

    Filoxenia Studios & Apartments is een klein familiehotel, gelegen aan het beroemde Pachia Ammos strand in Paleochora, 75 km ten zuidwesten van Chania-stad. Het mooie zandstrand ligt slechts op 60m afstand, terwijl enkele restaurants en winkels op maar 100m afstand gemakkelijk te bereiken zijn.  Meer...

  10. Villa Elia in Kreta, Chania, Paleochora

    Villa Elia

    in Chania, Paleochora, vanaf 90 / nacht

    Villa Elia is a traditional 3-bedroom villa located in the village Chondos, 14 km away from Paleochora and 60 km from the town of Chania. The famous beaches of Elafonisi and Falassarna are 33 km and 41 km away.  Meer...