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Agia Marina beach - Chania

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About Agia Marina beach - Chania

The seaside village of Agia Marina is located just 9km west of Chania city and is one of the most popular resorts in Chania, with thousands of hotels and all types of touristic infrastructure one can ask for. The village is named after the local church of Agia Marina celebrating on July 17.
The shore of Agia Marina is fantastic with lovely consecutive sandy beaches. On the west side, near the port of Platania, we meet many small artificial piers where one can swim. In the east part of the beach, there is a long sandy beach extending to Stalos. Along the shore, you will find all the services offered on a well-organized beach.
1.5km south of the village, there is the cave of Nerospilia, which has amazing stalagmites and stalactites, but access is not allowed as it’s located on private land. This has been a place of worship during the Middle Minoan period. In Agia Marina you can visit the local folklore museum.

Thodorou island Beach
Opposite the beach of Agia Marina you’ll see the protected island of Thodorou, which has been declared a natural reserve. There is a large colony of the endangered Cretan wild goats in Crete, moved here from the White Mountains (i.e. the area around Samaria Gorge). Approaching the island is prohibited. However, in recent years a limited number of excursions are offered to visitors by boat but note that special permission is required by the Forest Service. In the small cove of the islet, serving as the harbour or the island, there is a small sandy beach overlooking Agia Marina. 




FAQ about Agia Marina beach in Chania

1. Is Agia Marina beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Agia Marina beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

2. Are there any water sports activities available at Agia Marina beach?

Yes, there are various water sports activities available at Agia Marina beach, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.

3. Can I rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Agia Marina beach?

Yes, you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Agia Marina beach for a fee.

4. Is there a designated area for nudists at Agia Marina beach?

No, there is no designated area for nudists at Agia Marina beach.

5. Are there any restaurants or cafes near Agia Marina beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Agia Marina beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink with a view of the sea.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.

Is the beach usually crowded?

Yes, the beach is a crowded place.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach offers accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

How can I access the beach?

The beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any tree shade available at the beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the beach.

Is there a seaturtle nesting point at the beach?

Yes, there is a seaturtle nesting point at the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports
  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Blue Flag


  • Crowded place

Water depths

  • Shallow

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Tree Shade
  • Seaturtle nesting point

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