Glyka Nera

The beach of Glyka Nera is located 75 kilometers south of Chania, on the South coast of Crete and very close to Chora Sfakia.

It is a pebbled covered beach, with very clean and fresh (not sea) water that comes from an underground spring. In Greek, Glyka Nera means "sweet (fresh) water", hence the name of the beach.

It is well protected from the winds but somewhat difficult to get to. There is no road leading to the beach but there are the following options:

From Chora Sfakion the walk is about 30 minutes. From Loutro the walk takes about 1 hour over a somewhat difficult trail. Finally, there is a small boat that departs Loutro at 10:00 am. and returns at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Nea Chora

Nea Chora is the closest beach to the city, less than 2 km from the center. The wall of rocks, 200 meters from the coast, fully protects from the winds but at the same time results in this beach being less clean than other beaches. It is a sand covered beach and is right across the street from a multitude of tavernas and hotels.


Tavronitis beach is located 20 km east of Chania, 1 km north of the village of Tavronitis and west of the historic Maleme Airport (World War 2). It takes its name from the river which flows into it. The beach, which extends in front of the village, is a wonderful pebble covered beach. It is actually a segment of the vast beach which begins at Kolimbari and reaches all the way to Chania. It is a quiet beach, ideal for swimming – especially when it isn't windy.


Rapaniana is 20 km from the city of Chania and is part of the Municipality of Kolimbari. It is a perfect area for quiet holidays far away from the better known and highly populated beaches.

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Rea Resort Hotel in
Chania, Crete, Greece

Stavros, Akrotiri, Chania
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