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Kalathas beach


Kalathas is located 13km north east of Chania town, on the western side of cape Akrotiri.
Kalathas beach has shallow waters and is therefore ideal for families.


Access By: Car/bus Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Sand Depth: Shallow
Temperature: Normal Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Little Crowded: Normal/busy
Windy: Yes Handicapped accessible: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafes, snack, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, mini markets, souvenir shops.


The beach lies inside a small natural bay at the mouth of a ravine called Kalathorema which features pine trees and wild herbs.
Just 200m from the coast there is a lovely islet you can swim to.
West of the main beach, beyond the rocky end, there is a more secluded and quiet, unorganised beach.

How to get to Kalathas

Kalathas is accessible by rented cars and motorbikes.
There are buses from Chania to Chorafakia village, from where you can walk to the beach.

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