Agia Marina Crete is located 10 km west of Chania Greece on the north-west coast of Kriti.
This sandy beach meets at the headland of Platanias beach, which is a long sandy beach to the west, with Agioi Theodori island opposite.
This is a happening place, full of fun and activity, there are water sports of jet skiing, para gliding and wind surfing. On the beach are plenty of bars, pool bars, beach volley ball and beach tennis.
This stunning Crete beach can be reached easily by the local Crete bus, as it sits just a hop skip and a jump from the national road. It is also only 31 km from the international airport at Chania.
The village has expanded and there are many, many rooms, hotels, apartments and resorts here. It is good for tavernas, bars and nightclubs, and an easy location for visiting the town of Chania. The beach can get a little crowded in summer. Popular beach bar is Summer Theatro.
Here is Chania Surf Club where you can organise your surfing, kite surfing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding SUP. You can take lessons, rent boards, surf or join trekking and other activities
A couple of streets inland from the beach you will find Horiatiko Taverna, run by Dimitris, serving good, traditional Cretan food.
Inland on a small hillside is the upper village Pano Agia Marina which has stayed more traditional and has some nice tavernas including Restaurant Manoli (left).
On the road up to the old village is Aletri Taverna (right) with a delightful balcony setting. A mixed menu to please all the family. Try the Dakos, local Cretan style salad, the Saganaki Prawns and the Zucchini Balls. Mmmm. The Katzanakis family will look after you here.
Enjoy the seaside at your table dining at Mitsos Taverna (below) or the very popular Casa di Mare which is also right on the water - read the reviews - and decide for yourself...
Anna Apartments - are close to the beach, clean and nice self-catering apartments with a
pool in a small cluster of only ten rooms, at a price that is good for
Villa Xara (above) is just a little inland from here, a stunning property that is modern yet constructed in the traditional Cretan architectural style. Perfect for bonding with the family whilst combining a beach side holiday.
Take the local KTEL bus to Chania town which takes about 25 minutes. There are many routes that run past Ag. Marina including Chania-Kasteli, Chania-Kolimbari and Chania-Gerani. See bus timetables here...
Or to drive simply take the Kissamou-Chanion road into town which is a 10 km drive.
Nearby beaches are Platanias, Gerani, Pirgos and 8 km west is Maleme, famous for the cemetery for German soldiers from WWII, and a lovely beach. Kolimbari Beach is 16 km west.
Agia Marina would serve as a good base for visiting many of the local villages and beautiful beaches of Chania prefecture including a Theriso, Falasarna, and Elafonisi and of course the mountains and gorges including Samaria Gorge.
Consider a boat trip to the beautiful Balos Lagoon, (left) tours can pick up from hotels along the north coast from Chania, this is a magically memorable day...
There is so much to explore in the region of Xania...