Gerani beach

Gerani beach

 

Gerani is a small resort immediately to the West of the much larger and busier Platanias. Apart from a couple of large hotels there are also small family hotels and apartments scattered around. Gerani beach is generally very peaceful especially if you're not right in front of one of the larger hotels.

The beach is also a nesting place of Caretta caretta sea turtles from June to September.

 

Type of beach: a mix of coarse sand and pebbles

Size of beach: around 2 km long and very wide

Crowds: the beach never feels crowded

Winds: can be affected by North winds but because the sand is coarse it won't blow into your eyes.

Facilities

Sunbeds and umbrellas, a few showers connected to the few hotels that are by the beach

Safe for children: not safe if there are waves though generally there are no currents. The water drops quickly.

Car parking: easy parking at the access roads to the beach

Getting there

Regular buses from and to Chania. 13 km from Chania (around 15-20 minutes drive by car)

Eating & drinking

A few restaurants near the beach or in the hotels by the beach

Accommodation near Gerani beach

Best places to stay near Gerani beach

 

 

Photos of Gerani beach

  • Gerani beach with waves
  • Gerani beach with waves
  • Sunset time
  • Taking it very easy
  • Gerani beach looking west
  • Gerani beach looking west
  • Gerani beach
  • Gerani beach looking east
  • Gerani beach looking east
  • Gerani beach
  • Gerani beach
  • Gerani beach looking east towards Platanias
 

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