beaches in chania | Zorbas Beach Village Hotel | Crete Greece

Unique Beach Experience in Chania

The Most Photographed Beaches in Chania

“Perfect holiday means spending the day by the beach, splashing around with your loved ones in crystal clear waters! Also, sipping cocktails and feeling the rhythm of Greek summer as you dance barefoot on the sand under the moonlight. Join the fun, live life!”

It is not easy to describe the amazing beaches in Crete surrounding the hotel!

Zorbas is perfectly positioned on the Akrotiri peninsula with sandy beaches, coastal flora and sweeping views overlooking the Cretan Sea.

Sun, deep blue waters, golden sands and the outstanding Cretan landscape form the backdrop.

Dive and unwind in one of the most stunning beaches of Chania and free your mind, gazing the endless blue.

The gently shelving seabed of the beaches makes the bays safe for children & adults.

Below there is some information about the most known beaches in Chania.


Elafonisi is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that you can cross when the sea is calm. This islet lies 82 km northwest of Chania town, and you can reach it by boat from Paleohora but also by car from the village of Vathi, until a point and then cross the reef.

Balos Lagoon & Gramvoussa

Balos which is also known as “The Most Photographed Beach in Crete”, is located on a small peninsula on the western side of the island. Opposite the beach, there is a rocky island called Gramvoussa.


Falassarna is one of the best beaches of Crete located in a beautiful fertile plane near the village of Platanos and 58 km west of Chania town. It consists of pure and soft golden sand and incredibly clean and turquoise waters.

Seitan Limania

A spectacular beach is located on the Akrotiri peninsula, relatively close to our hotel. Many locals think of it as a hidden gem! In other words, it is a narrow cove ideal for many activities.


Marathi is a small cove in the Akrotiri area of Chania. The cove has crystal water and is also protected by strong winds.

Discover more about the beaches in Chania here.