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Pachia Ammos beach


A one kilometre long beach just a short walk from the centre of Paleochora, Pachia Ammos (i.e. thick sand) is situated on the west coast of town with many facilities within easy reach.


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


Umbrellas, sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, beach bar, cafes, restaurants, taverns, accommodation.


Pachia Ammos when windy is favored by windsurfing lovers.
The beach has shallow waters and is therefore ideal for families.

How to get to Pachia Ammos

Paleochora is easily accessible from Chania with frequent public buses or private cars and motorbikes.
If you choose to drive from Chania, follow the coastal old National road (E65) towards Kissamos, to the west.
After about 20km take the exit to Paleochora.
The route is well signposted.
Pachia Ammos beach is just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Paleochora.

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