The island of Crete is the southern end of the Greek region and close enough to Africa, therefore it features warm waters for a long period of the year in an exotic landscape. White sandy beaches adorned with millions of tiny shells, meeting with bright turquoise crystal waters, backed in wild greenery, create the feeling you are in a tropical island ! Let’s explore some of the best beaches in Chania prefecture, the western part of the island.
Aspri Limni (White Lake) beach
Fine white sand smooth rocks surrounding this exotic beach, resembling to a small white lake inside the sea. The beach is unexploited by touristic industry and remains an untouched paradise. There is no natural shade in the area, so be prepared!
Balos, the unique lagoon of Crete, with azure green waters, soft pinkinsh sandy beach and billions of shells is a bliss you dont want to miss! The majesty of nature will gift you an experience beyong imagination.
A cluster of small beaches with shallow never ending waters and fine white and pinkish sand, push you straight to dreamland. Straight accross the beach lies the small Elafonisi Islet. Although the distance from the beach to the islet is about 100 metres, getting there on foot is easy, as the sea forms a shallow lagoon – with a maximum depth of 1 metre – between the beach and the sea. This marvellous lagoon, a piece of art crafted by nature in Crete, is one of the most magnificent alcoves you will ever meet. Don't miss the sunset view, its amazing!
A paradise beach on western Crete, with white-pinkish soft sand and clear tourquoise waters, ideal for the perfect gateaway! Very long, thus always serene beach, from where you can enjoy a marvellous sunset view
Stefanou Beach (Seitan Limania)
Stefanou beach is the northern of the three small coves formed in Akrotiri peninsula, at the spot called "Seitan Limania" (the ports of the devil). The name is inspired from the wild scenery and the strong sea tides. Even so, Stefanou beach is the most protected cove of all three, thus safest, with pure white pebbles and azure, crystal clear waters. An earthly heaven that can be reached by road, till the parking lot, and then by a steep path descending to the beach. For those who like trekking, the Diplochachalo Goerge ends up at Stefanou beach too, offering a majestic route within the unspoiled scener
In a wonderful area of natural beauty and tranquility, Stavros beach shapes a dreamy circular sandy cove. The lagoon-like bay has marvelous white sand and shallow turquoise waters. The contrast of the wild mountain with the peaceful beach in the foreground makes Stavros a unique place for swimming.