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Beaches near Melissourgeío, in Chania region

Here is list of closest beaches to Melissourgeío

  • 2.0 km
  • Choni beach
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Heading 2km east from Nopigia, you’ll encounter the rugged coastline of Choni. To reach it, take the coastal road heading east from Nopigia. After passing the quaint square theatre of the Orthodox Academy, continue along the unpaved road towards Choni and the Panagia church, also known as Santa Maria. The stunning rock formations lend an extraordinary, untamed charm to the area. In certain spots, there are petite rocky coves suitable for swimming.

The water here is clear as crystal, displaying vivid hues of blue and green, making it an excellent spot for swimming on calm days. Sparse trees offer some natural shade to visitors in this untouched oasis where there’s no sign of modern civilization. Despite its remote feel, Nopigia is just a short walk away.

  • 2.1 km
  • Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Within the region spanning from Ravdoucha to Nopigia, numerous hidden coves with petite beaches emerge, primarily featuring pebbles and a rocky seabed. The road from Nopigia runs parallel to the coastline, offering breathtaking sea views until it reaches the church of Panagia Myrtidiotissa at Choni location, and it continues only a short distance further. From this point, a walk will lead us to the renovated chapel of Saint Basil situated on the beach. To get there, we first hike up a rather rough dirt road and then descend towards the beach where the chapel is roughly in the center. This beach is adorned with large pebbles and an eye-catching rocky seabed.

To the north of Agios Vasilios, a minor stream forms that can be accessed on foot from the Ravdoucha region. Where this stream meets the sea, the small pebbled beach of Skotini takes shape, counted amongst the most stunning hidden beaches in Western Crete. A few meters further north, at the edge of a peninsula, remnants of an early 20th-century iron ore mine can be found. The base of the loading platform still stands in the sea. In the past, a small community of mine workers resided here, but it is now abandoned.

  • 2.3 km
  • Skotini beach at Ravdoucha
  • Fine Pebbles, Pebbles
  • Normal
  • Blue

Skotini, a stunning beach, is nestled between Ravdoucha and Agios Vasilios at Cape Sideris, near Panagia Myrtidiotissa at Choni. It is found at the end of a narrow, steep gorge. The beach is reachable via a striking trail that begins at Saint Marina (Agia Marina) in Ravdoucha and extends to Nopigia. Approximately 20-25 minutes into the hike, after passing the rock above Ravdoucha beach, you divert from the path and descend towards the dilapidated iron ore transhipment facilities that were operational in the early 20th century. Historically, there existed a small settlement, Skotini, inhabited by mining workers.

Before arriving at the rugged coastline, you’ll discover a sizable cave that provides refuge for the local goats. After cautiously navigating through the mine and natural saltpans, you will reach Skotini beach, noted for its rocks and cavities, and also referred to as Metalio (mine). The beach features pebbles and crystal blue waters. However, it is significantly impacted by the west winds that carry litter across the Kissamos bay. The beach provides an idyllic relaxation spot during the south winds, when the waters are clear.

  • 2.9 km
  • Ravdoucha beach
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Ravdoucha’s beachfront, situated approximately 21km west of Chania and close to the village of Ravdoucha on the peninsula Rodopos’ western coast, offers truly splendid scenery. The area is characterized by its towering mountains, rugged rocks, and olive groves, and is peppered with several small bays featuring beautiful rock formations and pebbly beaches. The sea, regularly influenced by the western winds, provides an excellent spot for snorkelling. Ravdoucha also boasts several renowned fish taverns and basic tourist facilities. Although there are no umbrellas on the beach, shade can be found under the trees.

One can reach Ravdoucha by car via a well-maintained paved road from the Chania – Kisamos highway. The village is constructed on a height, providing an overlook to the sea. En route to the beach, travellers will encounter the cave-like chapels of St Marina and St Onoufrios, which are worth photographing.

The northernmost beach in the area, named Neratzia after a small tavern of the same name, is a peaceful sandy beach. There’s a small pier on the side that serves as a modest harbour.

  • 3.3 km