Golden Beach (Chryssi Akti)
Just 2.5km west from Chania city you will find Golden Beach, an ideal beach for families with children. It is awarded with a ‘Blue Flag’ and it owes its name to its beautiful golden sand. Golden Beach is very well organised and the strong winds in the area do not seem to affect its shallow, clear waters. After you enjoy yourselves swimming and playing with the sand at the beach, you could relax with your family at the small taverns or cafes nearby.
A really big plus of Golden Beach is the playground situated next to the beach. The wider area up to St. Apostolous has rich plantation and is filled with eucalyptus, pine trees and small parks. It’s really nice for jogging or walking either in the morning or late afternoon when temperatures are not that high. For those of you who are fans of beautiful beaches but do not wish to spend too much time driving, Golden beach is a great choice! It’s so close to Chania city that you could reach it on foot.
Families should know
- Golden Beach is quite popular with both locals and tourists and gets quite crowded especially over the weekends
- Right next to the beach, you will find quite a few mini markets and souvenir shops
Kids will love
The playground next to the beach
Parents will love
A refreshing dive in the crystal clear waters
Best season to visit
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