Chania Beaches & Attractions


The fascinating region of Chania with its picturesque town is known for its gorgeous beaches, the open markets, the museums, the charming monasteries and churches, the calm way of living and the mouth-watering cuisine. Both accommodation options in Chania, in the villages of Kaliviani and Kastelli are conveniently situated near some of the most worth visiting attractions in Kissamos as well as near the finest beaches at Kissamos along with all stunningly beautiful sites and Chania beaches nearby.



Kissamos is a picturesque town in West Crete also known as Kastelli due to the old Venetian Castle that used to stand on the site. Situated near some of the most wonderful beaches of Crete including Telonio beach, Mavros Molos beach, Balos beach, Falassarna, Kissamos bay, Cape Gramvoussa and Elafonisi as well as some of the most renowned attractions of Chania the town of Kissamos is more than it seems on first sight with its attractive little harbour, the taverns, restaurants and cafes along the seashore. It is the perfect starting point for the most indulging island excursions, standing only a breath away from all the hottest spots of Crete.

Distances from Kissamos

  • Chania Airport “Daskalogiannis” 50 km
  • Heraklion Airport ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ 180 km
  • Port of Kissamos 2 km
  • Chania ‘Souda Port’ 42 km
  • Chania town 36 km
  • Rethimnon town 94 km
  • Heraklion City 184 km
  • Knossos Palace 194 km
  • Falassarna Beach 16 km
  • Elafonisi Beach 50 km
  • Platanias 24 km
  • Kolimbari 12 km
  • Sfinari 25 km
  • Balos Beach 17 km
  • Omalos – Samaria Gorge 54 km

Useful phones

  • Telephone code: +30 28220
  • Health Center Kissamos +30 28220 22222
  • Police station +30 28220 22115
  • Fire department +30 28220 22199
  • Port station +30 28220 2202
  • Bus station +30 28220 22035
  • City Hall +30 28220 83043
  • Archaeological museum +30 28220 83308
  • Chania Tourist information +30 28210 36155
  • Samaria Gorge information +30 28210 67179

Kaliviani Village

The village of Kaliviani is a quaint traditional village with a few local shops, a gas station, a bakery and grocery, two restaurants serving authentic Cretan delicacies and a Jazz-ethnic bar making it an ideal choice even for families with young kids. The beach is situated only a breath away while the village stands in close proximity to Chania’s most renowned attractions and stunningly beautiful beaches.


Gramvoussa Islands

Our accommodation stands near the two uninhabited islands of Gramvousa off the coast of northwestern Crete, ideal for snorkelling adventures and swimming exhibitions.


Lagoon of Balos

Situated approximately 17 km northwest of Kissamos the famous lagoon of Balos is rightfully one of the mostly photographed beaches in all of Crete due to its natural splendour and exotic scenery. The wild natural beauty, the emerald waters and peaceful setting have made Balos one of the most visited beaches on the island.



Telonio beach is a picturesque rocky and sandy beach situated only 100 meters from the centre of Kissamos along the pedestrian precinct dotted with authentic tavernas, restaurants, cafes and bars offering flavours and music for all tastes and preferences.



Another beach you simply cannot miss is the renowned beach of Elafonisi, a pink sandy beach filled with seashells as if taken from a fairytale. Apart from the beach itself the drive from our accommodation is equally amazing. Take the coastal road down to the south following the signs for Platanos, Sfinari and eventually Elafonisi. The scenery is breathtaking along the way so allow yourself to make some quick stops to gaze and photograph the stunning landscape and make sure to visit the Monastery of Chrisoskalitissa.


Mavros Molos

Is a sandy beach with shallow waters ideal for families with young children. It is the central beach of Kissamos featuring many cafes, taverns, souvenir shops, hotels and restaurants as well as beach umbrellas offering shade to the bathers along with the tamarisk trees.



The beautiful beach of Falasarna, one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Crete, is situated only 12 minutes’ drive from the Olive Tree Apartments. Heading to Platanos village you take a right (west) at the main road and continue forward, passing a series of beautiful beaches and coves with white and pink sand, some more tranquil and private, ideal for naturists. There are also plenty of tavernas and beach bars along the way, a supermarket with beach essentials as well as the ancient site of Falasarna worth visiting.

Chania Beaches & Attractions