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Manchetser
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Beaches

Hi

Can anyone recommend any good beaches within walking distance (or reachable by public transport) from the Agii Apostoli area?

Thanks in advance!

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Please tell me you're joking Ag Apo has some of the best beaches on the Western North coast along with neighbouring Makris Tikos. But if you tire of them take the bus to Falassarna or Elafonisi or south to Palaiochora

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jrrh, Agia Apostoli is a good beach. Nearby Chryssi Akti is even better: the two are, I think, the best of all the beaches on the strip along the coast west of Chania, as well as the closest: both within a couple of km walking distance. You've chosen well.

chappers, this is obviously the OP's first visit to Crete, so please: have a heart. Why should s/he be joking? S/he doesn't know: that's why s/he asked.

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I saw your other posts, about Chania and about restaurants.

Chania is a city, and a fairly large one, but the part that you'll be enjoying, the harbour and the old town, is small, walkable, and beautiful. You'll like it: everyone does. It's impossible not to. If you are interested in where and how the Chaniots live, there's nothing to stop you exploring further, but I imagine the harbour and old town will be where you'll want to spend your time.

Restaurants. With a couple of isolated exceptions along the new harbour (the one where the yachts are moored) the restaurants around the harbours are overpriced purveyors of mediocre-to-bad food for unsuspecting tourists. You'll recognise them by the touts employed outside to lure you in, none too subtly. If you sit down to eat in any of them, you'll be paying for the view. Don't be seduced. It IS a beautiful view, but you can enjoy it with a drink or two until sunset, and then move on to the back streets behind the harbour, where you'll get better food at better prices.

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fair point well made apologies.

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Thanks: you are a gentleman. :-)

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A favorite of mine is busy Nea Chora beach, on the Agioi Apostoli side of Chania town. Better swimming and snorkeling than Apostoli IMHO. Plus for an exciting outing hire a canoe and paddle out to the island offshore. There's a regular bus service between Apostoli and Chania.

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Nea Hora is not so clean, crowds are more or less the same, Agii APostoli is greaner area too, and less built up close to the beach.

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Yes, Nea Chora is really too close to the city. Agia Apostoli, and my own favourite, Chryssi Akti, are cleaner and nicer.

Edited: 19 July 2013, 12:03
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