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Lounge on Nea Chora Beach in Chania, Crete

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Crete is the largest island in Greece, which means there is no shortage of beaches. Nea Chora is a long, sandy beach located in Chania on the island of Crete. The island of Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and known for its fine sand beaches. Here’s what you should know about Nea Chora Beach in Chania Crete.

About Nea Chora Beach

Nea Chora is located 1 km from the city center of Chania, the second largest city in Crete. Its proximity to the city makes it a favorable beach to visit for relaxation after sightseeing or to spend an entire day swimming and lounging. The main area of Nea Chora beach is nicely organized and because it is so close to the city there are amenities nearby providing whatever you may need.

If you don’t want to venture too far from the city to visit a beach, Nea Chora is the perfect choice.Nea Chora is a long and sandy beach with some rocks. There is also a lifeguard on site, so you will feel safe taking the whole family.

Getting to Nea Chora Beach

Crete is a convenient island to get to. You can get there by plane or ferry. The flight from Athens takes just one hour, while the ferry ride takes anywhere from 6 – 13. Island hopping tours are another fun way to get to the island of Crete. Once on the island, you can get around via rented car, taxi, bus, and ferry. Nea Chora Beach is located just outside of Chania, so it is fairly easy to get to. If you are staying at a hotel in Chania, the beach is within walking distance.

What to Do at Nea Chora Beach

Thanks to Nea Chora Beach’s proximity to the city of Chania, it makes the perfect spot to walk to. Walking to the beach can be a sightseeing adventure itself as there is always something to explore. You can walk to Nea Chania Beach from Chania Old Harbor, it will take about 15 minutes.

The harbor was built by the Venetians between 1320 and 1356 and it served as an important center. To the east of the beach is an old soap factory as well as the old sanatorium of Chania. The chimneys of the soap factory are still standing and can be seen from quite a distance.

Once at Nea Chora Beach, you can enjoy lounging on the sand and swimming in the water. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent at the beach. These items are wiped down between customers to ensure health and safety. When you’re hungry, you will find a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, snack bars and fish taverns in the area to choose from.

Every summer at Nea Chora Beach, the Sardine Festival is held. You can enjoy free fish, dancing, and traditional music. The sunset from the area is also worth a trip to the beach during the beautiful summer months.

Spend time lounging at Nea Chora Beach when visiting Chania, Crete.

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