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Beaches near Azogyrás, in Chania region

Here is list of closest beaches to Azogyrás

  • 1.8 km
  • Kaliviani beach
  • Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Kalyviani Beach, situated a mere 1km north of the eponymous traditional village at the foot of the Gramvousa Peninsula and 7km northwest of the town of Kissamos, is a lengthy stretch of coast that serves as a viable option for swimming for those visiting the scenic village of Kaliviani. However, its overall rocky terrain with sparse sandy patches doesn’t make it a favourite among swimmers. It is advised to avoid the beach during gusty days, as the large waves coupled with the rocky seabed can make swimming hazardous.

Despite its proximity to Kissamos and Kaliviani village, where accommodation and dining options are available, the beach lacks tourist facilities. It also tends to be less than pristine, as it often becomes a depository for trash brought in by the currents and waves.

  • 2.4 km
  • Meri Pigadi beach
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Tou Meri to Pigadi is located 8km northwest of Kissamos and 44km west of Chania, on the eastern side of Peninsula Gramvousa. The name means “Meri’s well”, probably named after the name of someone, who owned a well in the area.  Meri Pigadi has three consecutive small protected bays, with fine pebbles and crystal clear deep waters. There are no facilities on the beaches; it is an ideal place to relax, away from the noise of cities.

There are a few small trees, under which you can find shade. The first bay, just behind the ticket kiosk of Balos lagoon, is called Mouri Lakkos. To get to Meri’s Well, you have to walk or drive 1.5km into the dirt road that starts from Kaliviani and leads to the lagoon of Balos. If you visit the beaches, do not forget to have water with you.

1.5km north of Meri Pigadi, at position Kakia Skala, there is a small beach with fine pebbles and gorgeous deep blue water, adjacent to the eastern cliffs of the cape. Access to the beach is not easy, as the rocky cliffs make the descent impossible.

  • 2.5 km
  • Falassarna beach
  • Rocks in places, White Sand
  • Normal
  • Turquoise

The stunning Falassarna beach is situated 59km to the west of Chania city and about 17km to the west of Kissamos, at the western end of the Gramvousa peninsula. The northern end of this beach features the remains of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Phalassarna. Widely acclaimed, Falassarna is home to some of the most celebrated beaches in Greece, having been awarded the best beach in Crete and recognized as one of the top 10 European beaches multiple times. The area spans a large expanse and is made up of five consecutive beaches, with the two central beaches being the most popular.

The whitish sand on Falassarna gives the water a tropical hue. Visitors may find themselves entranced by the beach and its turquoise waters, provided the west wind is not blowing (which is rare in west Crete). The main beach, Pachia Ammos, is a 1km long and 150m wide exotic beach. Despite being the most popular, due to its size, it never seems too crowded. There are a few snack bars, cafes, umbrellas, and services for water sports and beach volleyball courts.

To the north of the main beach is another 800m long beach that is divided into smaller beaches by a sand dune and some rocks. This beach is quieter than Pachia Ammos and offers no facilities. A small cove facing south near the archaeological site is also an option for those who prefer isolation, although it has a rocky seabed. A long sandy beach at Livadi, located to the south of Pachia Ammos, is great for snorkelling and is surrounded by a wetland area that attracts many birds during winter. South of this beach, near the small harbour of Limeniskos settlement, there is a small pebbly beach, which is ideal for those who prefer not to stay remote.

Falassarna is situated in a protected nature reserve, and the sunset considered the best in Crete, is a romantic sight to behold. However, one drawback is that the beach is typically wavy due to its westward orientation, although this is desirable for windsurfers. The area’s greenhouses are also rumoured to pollute the sea with fertilizers and waste, which is unfortunate if true. Visitors who lack transportation can take the bus from Chania or Kissamos.

  • 2.7 km
  • Vigglia beach
  • Sand
  • Normal
  • Blue

Located 3km northwest of Kissamos town and 38km west of Chania, you’ll find the beach of Vigglia on Crete island. This beach begins near the “Madonna of the Harbor” church (Panagia) by the port of Kissamos, stretching along a 2km coastline featuring many coves, all the way to Kaliviani to the west. Notably, Vigglia’s primary beach boasts a nearly semicircular shape, with its coarse sand and transparent water. There are areas where the sandy beach is replaced with pebbles and rocks.

Although Vigglia doesn’t provide extensive tourist services, there are a few hotels in its vicinity and some basic facilities. Despite not being highly organized, Vigglia attracts many admirers who appreciate the area’s tranquillity and pristine sea. If you’re seeking a family-friendly destination in western Crete, Vigglia would be an excellent recommendation.