The small town of Kolymbari is located at the western end of the Bay of Chania. It has a long pebble beach that runs from the town to Tavronitis over 3 km away. The beach is generally pretty quiet with a few tamarisk trees growing along the beach offering shade. Some large hotels are being built and could possibly make the beach busier in the near future.
Type of beach: pebbles and coarse sand
Size of beach: a long beach that stretches almost 3 km from Kolymbari to Maleme.
Crowds: very quiet except right in front of the few larger hotels close to the town.
Winds: fairly well protected from west winds but can get strong north wind.
Sunbeds and umbrellas, a few showers in the busier part of the beach
Safe for children: open to the North winds so it can have waves.
Car parking: easy parking along and near the beaches
Kolymbari is well connected by public transport and easy to reach by car.
Plenty of cafés and tavernas close in Kolymbari