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Akti Papanikoli, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Love this area of Chania. Nice little sandy beach. Long stretch of restaurants running the length of it, all decently priced. Even in the winter, the sea being right there, is a lovely dining experience. The tavern running out on the Marina is awesome near...More

5  Thank ChrisKnapp333
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 July 2015

The beach in question is running along the sea front on Akti Papanikoli riad, and is also known as Elena Beach Clearly the FEE is only interested in their fee collection for awarding Blue Flags, and never do on-site inspections and follow ups, as your...More

8  Thank Bruce S
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All reviews nice beach sandy beach changing facilities old town plenty of beach chairs small fishing port local seafood working harbour great town sunbeds and umbrellas sea water main harbour restaurants and cafes few hours euros woodstock sunbathers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sandy beach near to chania with sun loungers that can be hired for €5 a day for two people. Beach is perfect for young families as the sea isn't too rough as some of the beaches can be a bit rough in the the...More

Thank Karen3456789
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Lovely beach, shame about the seawater. We walked from the centre, took about 15mins, nice walk along the seafront. It was a very still morning. We settled on a sunbed in the centre of the beach, all was lovely. Went in the sea, was shocked...More

1  Thank SussexShelley
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We went there on the weekend and it wasn’t as busy as we thought it would be. Very relaxed atmosphere, many restaurants around. We rented chairs and umbrella on the beach e5 for all day. You can order food, drinks while sunbathing and they will...More

Thank Daiva0214
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Been coming here for over 52 years. Not the best in Crete I know but serves all of us well with it's facilities and proximity to town. Water warm and clean. Also no strong rips so safe for the littlies and advanced swimmers. If you...More

Thank britgreekkiwi
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you fancy a day or two on a beach then just stroll along to Nea Chora. Great town beach with loads of great eating places and good swimming too.Very clean two sun beds and umbrella 5 euros

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Small Beach close to Chania Town, takes about 15 minutes to walk there. Lots of Taverners right behind Beach. Two Sunbeds and Umbrellas 5 Euros

Thank OMG744
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The closest beach to to the town of Chania. Good value sun beds and umbrella for €5 for two beds and umbrella. Range of restaurants and cafes close by. Beach isn’t the cleanest but good if you just want a beach within walking distance.

Thank BathGarry
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We liked Nea Chora beach the best. We did see beaches that were bigger and more picturesque but this beach felt less touristy and more Greek. It has a working harbour at one end which meant that there was a row of lovely little fish...More

1  Thank mosemant
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The beach is not very big, there are many umbrellas that you can rent for five euro for all day. The sea not is beautiful, but the place is nice because there are many restaurants and bar.

Thank simy V
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This beach is a good place to hang out and enjoy of the Mediterranean sun. The beach is mainly sand and not too deep for the smaller swimmers. On the west side of the beach there are few rocks very near, but there is not...More

Thank Tulppi
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Ioana C
8 July 2018|
Response from Rowley84 |
I have never seen one nor have I heard anyone else Mention having seen any.
18 September 2016|
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
To get to the beach in Nea Chora just walk along water front from the harbour starting from the Nautical Museum side and just follow the water front and takes 10 mins. Nice part of Chania and great tavernas. The bar and... More