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.