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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 with a ‘Blue Flag’ which confirms that it has all 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


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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

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  • 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.


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