Explore West Crete : Agia Marina , Chania
Holidays in Agia Marina
Agia Marina is located 10 km west of Chania on the north-west coast of Crete. This sandy beach meets at the headland of Platanias beach, which is a long sandy beach to the west, with Agioi Theodori island opposite. This is a happening place, full of fun and activity, there are water sports of jet skiing, para gliding and wind surfing. On the beach are plenty of bars, pool bars, beach volley ball and beach tennis.
The village has expanded and there are many, many rooms, hotels, apartments and resorts here. It is good for tavernas, bars and nightclubs, and an easy location for visiting the town of Chania.
The older part of the village, Pano Agia Marina - 500 meters upwards, has the more traditional buildings. This is the original part of the village with a view of Agii Theodori island at a 400 meter distance from the shore. On this island are the remains of a Venetian fortress that was build in 1574 to protect olso the village of Platanias against attacks from the Turks. The good beach and the beautiful views is what attracts the visitors. You will find that allthough there are quite some accommodations in this area the beach is defenitely not overcrowded and there is plenty of space for everybody. Understandably there are lots of hotels and taverna's in Agia Marina that you can choose from. If you are looking for a lively place, and still at the same time some peace and quiet, if you want a choice in plenty of restaurants, shops and small bars and you are also looking for a pretty sandy beach than this is a good place. Agia Marina is a good option for people that want to be on the beach yet near to historic towns like Chania and Kissamos.
You can either just relax and spend your days at the beach or at the pool or if you feel more adventurous you can go and explore the many attractions that are nearby.