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Afrata beach

Location

Afrata beach is situated at cape Rodopos, 28km west of Chania town.
It is the westernmost point of Chania bay.

Characteristics

Access By: Car Beach Type: Pebbles
Depth: Deep Temperature: Normal
Organised: Yes* Natural Shade: Little
Crowded: Normal Windy: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, parking, cafe, snack.

Notes

Rodopos cape is isolated, preferred mainly by locals, walkers and cyclists, so the beach is relatively quiet.
*Tavernas and accommodation options can be found at the settlement.

How to get to Afrata

Afrata beach is accessible only by private cars and motorbikes.
From the nearby village of Kolimbari, drive up towards the lovely 17th century monastery of Gonia.
There is an exit on the right, where a narrow and winding asphalt road leads to the beach.

Afrata is 10km west of Tavronitis, where there is a junction with the new National road Chanion-Kissamou.

Photo by: vaclav.ik

1 Comment

  1. PETER APOSTOLAKIS, August 10, 2014 at 23:15

    REALY NICE PLACE ! JUST VISIT IT AND YOU WILL SEE!!!
    GREAT FOR LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN MANY VILLAS THERE!!!

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