Famous Beaches

Famous Beaches

~ Explore the renowned beaches of Chania, inviting you to witness the breathtaking allure that has captivated travelers from around the world. ~


Falassarna is one of the most famous beaches in Europe. It’s a popular destination known for its exceptional natural beauty and has been included in the Natura 2000 protection network. It features a large beach with white sand and crystal-clear waters displaying wonderful colors.


The famous lagoon of Balos is located northwest of Kissamos and is a shallow white sandy beach with intensely azure and turquoise waters, formed between the Gramvousa Peninsula. It’s a highly photographed beach due to its wild natural beauty and stunning exotic landscape. Because of its rare flora and fauna, it has been included in the Natura 2000 protection program.


Elafonissi is an exotic, paradise-like beach with fine white sand and tiny pink fragments of crushed shells, shallow turquoise waters, and beautiful coves, sand dunes, and over 100 rare plants. It is protected by the Natura 2000 Network due to its unique natural features.