Kolimbari (Kolymvari) Chania: A seaside village located 24 km west of Chania town. With fish taverns along the beach and small hotels, Kolimbari is a quiet resort ideal for families. The small port of Kolimbari provides a safe spot for fishing boats and yachts to moor. This is where the Turks landed in Crete in 1645, which led to the capture of the island for the next four centuries, till 1912.
A lovely sight to visit in Kolymvari is the Monastery of Hodegetria (Moni Gonias), a 17th century monastery on the corner of the Bay of Chania, offering gorgeous view to the sea. The Monastery was burnt down in 1645 by the Turks but it was rebuilt. During the Second World War, it constituted a centre of resistance against the Germans. Today it hosts an interesting ecclesiastical museum and a rich library.
Beautiful villages to visit near Kolymvari are Ravdouha and Rodopos. Surrounded by lush greenery and wild natural beauty, these villages keep intact their traditional character. Both organized and secluded beaches can also be found close to Kolimbari.
Greece Holidays around Kolimbari (Kolymvari) Chania Crete
Kolymbari is also a Port, a Beach, a Remarkable beach, a Town hall, a Municipal district. Kolymbari Beach has also been awarded the Blue Flag, certifying its excellent waters.
The postal code of Kolymbari is 73006 and its telephone access code is +3028240.
Kolymbari is at an altitude of 15 meters.
In 1991, Kolymbari’s population was 763, up from 739 in 1981.
Locations near Kolymbari include the Monastery of Moni Odigitrias Kyrias Gonias and the Monastery of Monh Gonias.