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Glaros beach (Kato Daratsos)

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About Glaros beach (Kato Daratsos)

Glaros beach is located 5 kilometres west of Chania city and is the coastal front of the village Kato Daratsos in the province of Kidonia and in the area of Makris Tihos. The beach is bounded to the west by Kalamaki and to the east by the beaches of Agii Apostoli. The beach is separated from the west beach at Agii Apostoli with a very thin strip of land that ends at the cape where the church of the Holy Apostles (Agioi Apostoli) is built.

Glaros beach has fine sand and plenty of tamarisk trees where you can find shade if you do not wish to rent an umbrella. Situated very close to the city of Chania, it is one of the most popular beaches in the area. Glaros is open to the north winds, so if it’s wavy you can move to the nearby protected bays of Agii Apostoli.




What is the location of Glaros beach?

Glaros beach is located in Kato Daratsos, a village in the municipality of Chania, on the island of Crete, Greece.

Is Glaros beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Glaros beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm, and there are lifeguards on duty during the summer season.

Are there any water sports activities available at Glaros beach?

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

Is there a promenade or a boardwalk at Glaros beach?

Yes, there is a promenade at Glaros beach where visitors can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the view of the sea.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Glaros beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Glaros beach where visitors can enjoy a meal or a drink while taking in the view of the sea.

Is Glaros beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, Glaros beach is accessible for people with disabilities as there are ramps and special facilities available for them.

Is there a parking area near Glaros beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Glaros beach where visitors can park their cars for a fee.

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.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, and showers.

How can I access the beach?

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

Is there any other information available about the beach?

No other information is available about the beach.

Beach facilities

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


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Shallow

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

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