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Nea Kydonia holidays

With its blissful beaches and scenic surroundings, it’s no surprise that holidays to Nea Kydonia are so popular. Located in the north west of Crete, there’s more than enough charm in this beautiful part of Greece- while the nearby towns and villages have plenty to keep you occupied.

If you’re seeking the quintessential coastal break, you’re in the right place. Nea Kydonia is famed for its sandy beaches, but that’s not all. Traditional tavernas perch on hillsides, offering delicious cuisine. Vineyards act as a backdrop for ancient villages inviting you to explore and waterfront bars make the ideal place to linger over a drink or two. Whether you’re seeking rest and relaxation or a chance to experience something new, you’ll soon fall in love with this holiday hotspot.

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Top hotels in Nea Kydonia

Thodorou Village
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Thodorou Village
Thodorou Village

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £177pp
Folia Studios Apartments
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Folia Studios Apartments
Folia Studios Apartments

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £296pp
Nicolas Studios
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Nicolas Studios
Nicolas Studios

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £212pp
Ekavi Apartments
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Ekavi Apartments
Ekavi Apartments

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £204pp
Relax
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Relax
Relax

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £204pp
Orion Star
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Orion Star
Orion Star

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £261pp
Eva Suites
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Eva Suites
Eva Suites

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £228pp
Angelica Apartments
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Angelica Apartments
Angelica Apartments

Nea Kydonia, Crete

from £228pp

At a glance

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Greek
  • Time Zone: GMT +2
  • Average flight time: 4h 10m

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Life’s a beach

If its swathes of sand and glittering seas you’re craving, holidays to Nea Kydonia provide it. The destination boasts a long stretching coastline dotted with beautiful beaches and secret sandy coves. The main beach to focus on is Kalamaki, an excellent place to take the family on a day out of the hotel. Awarded blue flag status, the bay is a vision in itself – surrounded by beautiful hillside and mingled with sun loungers and parasols to shelter you from the sunshine.

For a quieter time, visit Stalos beach. Away from the hustle and bustle of beachfront hotels and adrenaline-fuelled water sports, you’ll experience your own little haven. Take time to enjoy a picnic on the sand, or kick back and relax on this peaceful part of Greece. Alternatively, visit Agii Apostoli beach for its hideaway coves – the perfect setting for a dose of romance!

Top Attractions

While Nea Kydonia is a primarily a beach resort, there are a number of attractions to keep you occupied in the surrounding area. Kalamaki beach is a great place for adrenaline enthusiasts to enjoy, boasting a range of water sports to try. Fancy kayaking, canoeing or even boarding a jet ski? You’ll find it all here. Meanwhile, lovers of wildlife should keep their eyes peeled for the island’s most famous inhabitants – the loggerhead sea turtles that roam the shore.

For a day out with plenty of clout, head to nearby Chania. This big bustling city is a favoured hotspot for those seeking shopping, nightlife and excellent cuisine. It’s also just a 15 minute drive from Nea Kydonia, so you can make the most of everything both destinations have to offer. Thanks to its historic harbour, there’s a real Venetian feel to Chania, echoed in its meandering narrow streets that lead through to antique shops and stylish boutiques. Aside from its impressive 17th-century fortress, there’s even a dedicated maritime museum crammed full of ship wreck finds, making it a favourite with those seeking this part of Greece’s historical side.