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1. Kolimbari beaches December 19, 2010 08:17

Kolimbari is a small seaside town with 5500 inhabitants, located 24km west of Chania, at the westernmost point of the bay of Chania. The wild Rodopos Cape starts at the west of the town.

Kolimbari is fairly well developed, mainly due to the beautiful long beach that stretches in front of the village and extends east to Tavronitis. The beach in Kolimbari is sandy and in some places has small pebbles. The water is deep, but usually wavy (like all the open beaches of northern Crete). Next to the beach there are many options for accommodation, food and entertainment. If you seek for a quieter beach, you can visit the small coves near the monastery of Gonia, 1km northwest of the village.

Boats run from the port of Kolimbari to the Cape of Rodopos, with its imposing cliffs and the small quiet bays.