Agia Marina Crete

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Beautiful Beaches in North Crete

Agia Marina Crete

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.

Agioi Theodori island off the north coast of Chania, Crete

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

Stand Up Paddle boarding with Chania Surf Club

Beach Bar and Med - Crete

Busy summer buzz at the beach in Crete

Eat and Greek...

A couple of streets inland from the beach you will find Horiatiko Taverna, run by Dimitris, serving good, traditional Cretan food.

Restaurant Manoli - traditional Greek 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.

Aletri Taverna, mixed menu

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...

Agia Marina Crete Accommodation

Vergina Beach Hotel (above and below) is close to the beach, a modern stylish hotel with excellent service, a beach bar and restaurant, and a cocktail bar. Enjoy exquisite views from the upper studios and balconies.

Villa Xara

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.

See our suggestions for beach accommodation in the rest of Chania

Exploring Around...

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 TherisoFalasarna, and Elafonisi and of course the mountains and gorges including Samaria Gorge.

Balos Lagoon is a great day trip from here

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...

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