Kalathas Beach Chania Crete: To reach this beach, follow the signs to Chania prefecture upon reaching Stavros, another beach on Crete Islands. The airport base is also located near Kalathas beach, which is a small and sandy beach on the way and one of the most popular in Chania.
It is well organized and it also offers watersports and accommodation options. The water at the beach is shallow and suitable for children to swim in. Normally, the beach is a serene region but it buzzes with activity during summer. This is because it is close to the town, from where the youth come. A tavern is open during summer for people to enjoy the night life. Kalathas beach is well-known more so because the world wide famous movie Zorbas was filmed here.
Kalathas Beach – Crete Holidays
The seaside village of Kalathas is located 12km northeast of Chania, in the heart of a large natural bay on the Akrotiri peninsula, which is open to the north winds. Kalathas is a relatively modern village, which has been inhabited by residents of Chania who wanted to live away from the city center.
The beach in front of the village is beautiful, with fine sand and shallow crystal clear water. Opposite Kalathas, there is a small island which you can easily reach by swimming. Next to the beach there are several palm trees that give an exotic tone to the landscape. Moreover, the beach is very well organized with umbrellas, water sports, restaurants, hotels, mini markets, etc.
West of the main bay, beyond the rocky end, there is a secluded sandy bay. This is not organized and is ideal for those who do not like crowded places.