About Nea Chora beaches
Nea Chora is a long sandy beach, located 1km west of Chania city centre, along Akti Papanikoli Street and opposite Lazaretta islet. You can walk here from Chania old harbour since it takes around 15 minutes. The main beach of Nea Chora is very well organized, with several amenities nearby. It is a nice sandy beach, with rocks in some places. Nea Chora is ideal for those that do not want to leave the city centre. Beyond the east side of the beach, there is the old soap factory (you can still see its high chimney) and the old sanatorium of Chania. Nea Chora is popular with locals for its fish taverns. Of course, there are many taverns, restaurants, snack bars and cafes in the area. The “Sardine Festival” is organized every summer at the beach of Nea Chora, with traditional music, dances and free fish for the visitors.
A second beach is shaped beyond the river Kladisos and extends up to Aptera beach. Kladisos beach is a nice long sandy (and pebbly in places) bay. Despite the fact that this is very close to Chania and it is very nice, this beach is secluded and not organized. The easiest way to access the beach is by crossing the Kladisos river, using the pedestrian bridge.
There are various activities available at Nea Chora beaches, including swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, and water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near Nea Chora beaches, offering a variety of food and drinks.
Yes, it is generally safe to swim at Nea Chora beaches. However, it is always important to be aware of any potential hazards such as strong currents or jellyfish.
Yes, there are lifeguards on duty at Nea Chora beaches during the summer months.
No, there is no fee to access Nea Chora beaches.
Yes, pets are not allowed on Nea Chora beaches during the summer months. However, there are designated areas where pets are allowed outside of the beach area.
Yes, there is parking available near Nea Chora beaches, although it can be limited during peak season.
The water colour of the beach is blue.
The beach has sand, with rocks in some places.
The water at the beach is shallow.
The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.
Yes, the beach is a crowded place.
The beach has accommodation options, food and water nearby, umbrellas and beds, sports facilities, a lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.
The beach can be accessed by bus services, a paved road, and is handicap friendly.
Yes, there is tree shade available at the beach.
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