Nea Chora- The Beach of Chania
In order to arrive at the nearest beach from the city of Chania, the coast
"Papanikoli" ("Akti Papanikoli"), you must follow the street by the sea from
the Venetian port to the west, passing by the West Trench.
The beach is at the end of the "Nea Chora" district, a developing area that extends to the northwest of the city of Chania. To the left, there was a large building complex, the old soap factory of "ABEA". Its high funnel is still preserved. Across the factory there is the National Water Sports Center of Chania and the Nautical Association. In the district of "Nea Chora" there is a small fishing port and a clean sandy beach. Lengthwise the beach there are several good quality fish taverns. The "Sardine Festival" is organized every summer at the beach of Nea Chora, with traditional music, dances and free fish for the visitors