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Chrissi Akti beach

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The Golden Beach (greek: Hrissi Akti) is located 2.5km west of Chania city and a few meters east of Agii Apostoli. It actually consists of two sandy beaches separated by some rocks. The west cove is the main Golden Beach and the east one is called Aptera beach. The west bay, which is the most popular, is very well organized with umbrellas, lifeguards, showers, cafes, water sports etc. It has fine golden sand and shallow waters, making it ideal for young children. Moreover, there is a playground for kids nearby.

Aptera beach
The sandy beach of Aptera, located on the other side of the rocks, is more peaceful and less organized. There are remnants of the abandoned hotel Aptera Beach, which was abandoned in the late 90s due to debts. The beach is very nice and suitable for those who seek a place with relatively few people, close to Chania.
The whole area of Agii Apostoli is full of small parks with pines and eucalyptuses. Golden Beach can be accessed either by bus from Chania or on foot.



What is Chrissi Akti beach known for?

Chrissi Akti beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand, making it a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing.

Is Chrissi Akti beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Chrissi Akti beach is suitable for families with children as the waters are shallow and calm, and there are lifeguards on duty during the summer months.

Are there any water sports available at Chrissi Akti beach?

Yes, visitors can enjoy a variety of water sports at Chrissi Akti beach, including windsurfing, kiteboarding, and paddleboarding.

Is there a restaurant or cafe at Chrissi Akti beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near Chrissi Akti beach, offering a variety of food and drink options.

Can visitors rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Chrissi Akti beach?

Yes, visitors can rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Chrissi Akti beach for a fee.

Is Chrissi Akti beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, Chrissi Akti beach has wheelchair access and disabled parking spaces available.

What is the best time of year to visit Chrissi Akti beach?

The best time to visit Chrissi Akti beach is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and the water is at its clearest.

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.

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 calm.

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.

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 calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Tree Shade

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