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Chrissi Akti beach – Golden Beach

Location

Chrissi Akti beach (i.e. Golden beach) is 2.5km west of Chania town and a few meters east of Agii Apostoli beach.
Stretching for over one kilometre, Chrissi Akti has golden sand and shallow waters, safe for children.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus/foot Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Sand Depth: Shallow
Temperature: Normal Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Little Crowded: Yes
Windy: Yes Family-friendly: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, volley ball courts, children’s playground, parking, cafes, snack, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, accommodation, super markets, taxi station.

Notes

The beach consists of two coves separated by a hill.
The westernmost cove towards Agii Apostoli is more popular whereas the other one is less crowded and organised.
The area up to Agii Apostoli hosts pines and eucalyptus trees and is ideal for jogging.
Informal volleyball games are played in the afternoons.

How to get to Chrissi Akti

It is easily accessible via frequent local buses leaving from the 1866 Square in the centre of Chania (view detailed map below) :

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