Little Galatas is a delightfully authentic seaside resort on the beautiful northern coast of Crete, just 3 miles west of Chania Town, a charming and historic city. You’ll find sandy beaches, plenty of cafés and tavernas, lots of water sports and oodles of authentic Greek charm in Galatas. The original village is set on a hilltop just inland, but the town has spread down to the coast and has developed into a popular, yet low-key, holiday destination. As well as the beaches and water sports, you can enjoy some fantastic walks in the hills. Or you could spend the day in enchanting Chania Town, where you’ll find lots of opportunities for shopping and nightlife.
Your guide to Galatas holidays
Galatas, on a hilltop 3 miles west of enchanting Chania Town, is a charming, low-key resort set amid citrus and olive groves on Crete’s beautiful northern coast. The little town spills down towards the sea, where most of the hotels and taverns are located. It has lovely sandy beaches, plenty of atmospheric places to eat and drink, and you’ve got all the city attractions of Chania Town on the doorstep. Explore Chania’s enchanting historic quarter, stroll around its marvellous harbour and enjoy some of the best shopping and nightlife on the island. Inland, you can visit wineries, explore timeless villages or hike through the island’s famous gorges.
Kalamaki Beach is the main beach of Galatas, and its fine sand and shallow waters make it particularly good for families. The beach boasts all the facilities you need for an enjoyable sun, sea and sand holiday, including sun beds and parasols for rent, plus plenty of beach bars and cafés for refreshments. Beyond Kalamaki are a string of other beaches that stretch in a virtually unbroken line all the way to Agii Apostoli. There is a great selection of water sports on offer, whether you fancy renting out a kayak or a paddle board or want to try the fantastic snorkelling and diving in the area.
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