Kolymbari, a large village at the foot of the Rodopou peninsula, is still relatively unaffected by tourism but a few large hotels have been built recently so this may change soon.
Location of Kolymbari
Kolymbari is located 23 km west of Chania with frequent bus connections.
A quiet village nestling between the sea and the cliffs.
There are a few small hotels in the village as well as a number of new accommodation (some of it very large) close to the beach.
Several good restaurants.
A few shops and supermarkets will provide most of what you might need on a daily basis. There is also a nice weekly market on Friday
Not a lot!
Visit the important monastery of Gonia.
A long pebble beach which is being artificially improved with some shipped in sand. See more about the beach here.