© cretanbeaches.com

Pacheia Ammos Beach

    Paleochora, at the south part of Chania district, is considered to be one of the friendliest destinations for families with children. Pacheia Ammos (Coarse Sand) is west  from the main two beaches of Paleochora and it is located around 79km south from Chania city. Its name characterizes it perfectly since it is a very long beach (1km) filled with white sand.

    The water is ideal for children, shallow, and really clean. The beach has been awarded a ‘Blue Flag’ which confirms that it has all the necessary infrastructure related to safe swimming. Right next to Pacheia Ammos beach, you will find several small taverns with delicious Cretan food. So what we recommend is: relax at this beautiful beach and then taste the local delicacies.

    Families should know

    • Paleochora is situated approximately 70km away from Chania city and 200km away from Iraklio city. It is built on a peninsula, right next to the ruins of the beautiful Venecian castle of “Selinou”. There are two beaches on the left and the right side of Paleochora peninsula, one on each side. One of them is Pacheia Ammos and the other is called Halikia or Votsala. On days when the sea in one of them is wavy the sea in the other one is usually calm
    • Wind (either south or west) usually creates big waves at Pacheia Ammos. In such case, you could visit Votsala beach
    • The north-eastern part of Pacheia Ammos beach is less organised, more quiet and usually attracts nudists
    Address: Pachea Ammos, Paleochora, Chania


    make your reservation now CREATE UNIQUE MEMORIES

    Kids will love

    The endless sandy beach and the games in the shallow crystal clear waters

    Parents will love

    The delightful sea and the local specialities at the small taverns of beautiful Paleochora

    map Explore the map

    Best season to visit

    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter
    • spring
    • All
    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    • Our vacations at Paleochora were unforgettable! An ideal place for families, with wonderful sea and good food. We spent all day swimming and having fun on the endless sand at Pacheia Ammo.

    • Wherever you look, the only thing you can see is an infinite beach with golden sand. The water is shallow and crystal clear and the kids played carefree for hours.

    • Pacheia Ammos is a beach made for families! Clean sea, shallow waters, sand and good food. You should visit without a second thought.

    • The beach is so long that even during the weekend when the number of visitors really increases it still looks “empty”. Perfect choice for parents, since they can leave their children playing with the sand and the shallow waters with no fear.


    Find out the where to go and what to do in Greece with the family. Book with us for amazing family memories.

    Relevant Articles

    Get inspired by our top ideas for vacation in Greece. Discover our blog full of ideas, insights about Greek destinations, reviews for kid friendly activities, hotels, beaches, museums and so much more!