To the West of the old town of Chania
there are organized beaches with camping areas, bars, tavernas and water sports.
From Agii Apostoli - which can be reached by public transport - and up to Kolymbari
there are the largest tourist centres of the county, Platanias,
Marina, Maleme. To the
West we can see the blue gulf of Kastelli, the most western port of Crete,
which connects with Peloponessos
The beautiful green villages that are to the east of Chania with clean sands and clear waters have developed into modern resorts that attract quite a lot of tourism Kalyves, Almyrida, Plaka, Georgioupolis. The western beaches of Falassarna, Sfinari, Elafonissi are areas of unique natural beauty as well as the whole side of the county where in the blue waters of the Libyan sea the mountains Lefka Ori are mirrored, are directed to the nature-loving tourism. Big and small hotels rented apartments and rooms as well as camping sites on virgin beaches (Glyka Nera, Orthi Ammos) are available to visitors while the communication among the villages Sfakia, Loutro, Agia Roumeli, Sougia, Paleochora and the isle of Gavdos is succeeded with boats. The area of Fragokastello, to the southwest, with the villages in line at the bottom of the mountains, the gorge of Kallikratis, the field with the great sunshine, the Venetian castle (1371) and the myth of magic shadows (drossoulites) has some of the nicest beaches of the Mediterranean.
(text: Roula Kastrinaki)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.
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