The splendid sandy beach of Platanias and its aquamarine waters make it one of the busiest resorts westwards of the town of Chania. The beach is extended for kilometres round the homonym village. The visitor has the chance to view an enchanting setting with the island of Agios Theodoros in the east and the peninsula Rodopou in the west. Certain parts of the beach are particular organised and deck chairs and umbrellas are available, but in the bigger part the beach of Platanias is unexploited.

Seitan Limania Beach

In Seitang Harbor, on the northeastern side of Akrotiri in western Crete, 20 km from the city of Chania, there is a beach different from all other.
The site is known as Seitan Harbors. The word Seitan is Turkish, which has obviously been left since the Ottoman rule in Crete, and is translated as a dialogue. Therefore the Seitan Harbors are translated as the Devil’s.
However, the Seyhat Harbor beach looks more paradoxical than diabolical.

The beach of Chrissi Akti is located in the Municipal Unit of Nea Kydonia, only a few meters east of Agii Apostoli beach and 2,5 km west of Chania. It has been awarded Blue Flag and its name results from the golden sand of the beach. It constitutes an attraction for thousands of visitors every year, who visit this beach in order to swim in the crystal clear water that is not influenced by meltemi wind. The length of the beach is 500m. It is well organized, including sunbeds, umbrellas and changing room, as well as lifeguard. The beach is ideal for families with children because of the fine sand, the shallow water and the well organized playground.
Nea Chora is a sandy beach with shallow waters that are suitable for children and is well-organized, offering accommodation facilities, sun beds, umbrellas, cafes and nice taverns that serve delicious fresh fish dishes. In fact, Nea Chora is a popular beach among locals and tourists.
The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania and 17km northwest of Kissamos, formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani and below the range of Platiskinos. Balos is surely the mostly photographed beach in Crete, a very favorite subject of all tourist guides for Greece. Balos is famous for its turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty and the beautiful exotic scenery.