Ravdouha (Ravdoucha) Chania: Ravdouha is a small mountainous village that lies 30 km west of Chania town and only 5 km from the tourist fishing village of Kolimbari. The village has few inhabitants and most of the houses are made of stone and are worth admiring for their Cretan style and traditional character. The surrounding nature is made up of fur trees and olive groves forests, while nearby is a small secluded beach, ideal for swimming.
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There are no tourist facilities in Ravdouha. The closest facilities are found in Kolimbari. However, it is close to Chania Town and Kissamos, the two largest towns in this prefecture of Crete.
Ravdouha (Ravdoucha) is a village on the Rodopos peninsula, about 10 km away from the larger town of Kolimbari. A visit to Ravdoucha can ecellently be combined with a visit to Kolimbari, where you can also take a look at the 17th century Monastery of Gonies. You can also walk through the nearby village of Rodopos with its Roman column and Byzantine church, and then eventually end up in the tavern on the beach of Ravdouha for a drink or some food and possibly take a cooling dip into the sea.
Ravdouha is located on the west side of the Rodopos peninsula. It is a village of mostly older stone houses, but also with some newly constructed ones. There is a nice little church on the square that was built in 1897. Ecept for a few kafenions there is not much of facilities available. At Ravdoucha you take the road down which leads to Ravdoucha Beach, which is two kilometers away. And although it is sometimes written that the road is not good, this information is now outdated. The whole stretch to the beach is paved, even if it is not very wide on some places, and here and there it is a bit steep: it’s doable.
On the way to Ravdouha Beach you’ll pass by another, larger church (left) and a beautiful old white church with a cemetery (right). Here you can make a stop to enjoy the magnificent view over the Gulf of Kissamos. At this white church there is a fork in the road and here you go further down where after a few hundred meters on the right side of the road you will see the Byzantine church of Agia Marina. It is indicated with a (brown) sign. You walk up the stone stairs to get to the the small church.