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Introducing holidays to Kolymbari 2018 / 2019

With its peaceful nature, blissful beaches and glorious Greek cuisine, it’s no surprise that visitors flock to Kolymbari holidays. Giving you a glimpse of traditional Crete, it’s a great place to visit if what you’re after is rest and relaxation – plus, you’re within reaching distance of some of Crete’s most beautiful towns and villages.

Kolymbari is located on Crete’s northwest coast and is characterised by the glittering Mediterranean Sea as well as the gorgeous clifftops. The traditional fishing port is a central focus, managing to maintain its charm from bygone days. While this area of Greece is not known for its hustle and bustle, there’s a number of cosy places to visit and enjoy – from its Greek tavernas to its cool beachside cafes.

For daytrips out of Kolymbari we recommend Plantanias, which is only a 15 minute drive away. Plantanias is a resort divided in two, with half old town and half bustling beach resort. Awesome! You’re only a short jaunt away from Chania too, offering a number of adventures and activities.


Most popular hotels in Kolymbari

Giannoulis Grand Bay Resort
Giannoulis Grand Bay Resort
Giannoulis Grand Bay Resort

Kolymbari, Crete

from £365 pp

At a glance

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

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Top Attractions

Top Attractions

While it’s more than likely you’ll want to spend your holidays to Kolymbari relaxing on the beach, much like any Greek Island holiday, there are a number of attractions to keep you occupied. Thanks to its gorgeous surroundings, this area is a favoured spot for those looking to don their walking boots. Clear, defined trails will keep you on the right track as you make your way through meandering tracks and hillside locations. Fancy a challenge? Take the heady climb up to the village of Afrata, where you’ll discover spectacular views from the top. For something more sedate, try a gentle stroll along the inland path that takes you through Kolymbari’s scenic pine woods.

Of course, the bustling city of Chania is just a short jaunt away too. A half an hour drive will get you to the island’s favoured holiday hotspot, with its welcome mix of history, shopping and food. Immerse yourself in ancient Greek culture as you make your way around the historic city, or take in the delights of its markets and shops. The Venetian style harbour is a must-see on your day trip if only for its spectacular architecture, while a visit to one of the city’s waterfront restaurants will provide you with all the evening entertainment you need.

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Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

The central focus of your holidays to Kolymbari is going to be at the beach. If you’re looking for a place to top up your tan or linger over a drink or two, you’re in the right place too. There’s shallow waters for the little ones to paddle and play in, while deeper seas offer a great spot for scuba-divers, snorkelers and swimmers.

For those wanting to spend the day on the sand, there are a number of sun loungers. For a change of scenery, make the visit to Balos beach nearby. Generally less busy than its neighbour, it’s also renowned for its stunning white sands and emerald waters, making for a great place to enjoy a sun-fuelled afternoon.

If you get hungry, you won’t be short of things to eat either. Barefoot beach bars, excellent cafés and traditional tavernas can be found at nearly every beachside in Kolymbari – so you needn’t ever go hungry on your getaway!

If you want to try out another beach, why not the bustling resort of Platanias, just a 15 minute drive away?

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