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Drapanias beach


Drapanias beach is located 33km west of Chania town and 5km east of Kissamos.


Access By: Car/bus Beach Type: Sand
Depth: Shallow Temperature: Warm
Organised: Yes Crowded: No
Windy: Yes Family-friendly: Yes


Showers, umbrellas and sunbeds, cafe, snack, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation, campsite, bakery, mini market.


The sea shelves gently making it ideal for small children, on good days.
The village of Drapanias was built at the ruins of the ancient site of Mythimna.

How to get to Drapanias

Drapanias beach is easily accessible from Chania with frequent public buses to Kastelli.
If you choose to drive from Chania, take the old National road Chanion-Kissamou, (E65), to the west.
The route is signposted and the beach is just off road.

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