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Rapaniana beach


The quiet beach of Rapaniana is located about 20km west of Chania town and 10km west of the busy resort of Platanias.


Access Βy: Car/bus Blue Φlag: Yes
Beach Τype: Sand/pebbles Depth: Deep
Temperature: Normal Organised: Yes
Natural Σhade: No Crowded: No
Windy: Yes Handicapped accessible: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, café, snack, tavernas, accommodation, mini market.


The beach is an ideal solution for those who seek for isolation.
As all its surrounding beaches, Rapaniana is a shelter for Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle which nests in the sand from May until September.

How to get to Rapaniana

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

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