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Tavronitis beach


Tavronitis beach is located about 18km west of Chania town, on the old national road connecting Chania and Kissamos.


Access By: Car/Bus Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Pebbles Depth: Normal
Temperature: Normal Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Little Crowded: No
Windy: Yes* Handicapped accessible: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, beach bars, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, All Inclusive Hotels, mini market.


This quiet beach was named after the homonymous river which flows in the area.

* Like all beaches on the north west coast of Crete, it is affected by the winds which blow during July and August and are widely known as “meltemia”.
During these days attention is required, due to dangerous sea currents and large waves.

How to reach Tavronitis

Tavronitis beach is easily accessible from Chania by public buses or rented cars and motorbikes.
The beach is at the junction with the new National road Chanion-Kissamou.

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