Frangokastello maybe 80 Km south of Chania town, however it is one of the most famous beaches in the prefecture.

Its fame is attributed to a number of factors. Firstly, the castle of Frango, which was built in 1371 and reconstructed in the 19th century by Mustafa Naili Pasha, who had demolished it earlier when he defeated Hatzi Mihali Daliani's army. Second, the long sandy stretch of beach with its crystal clear waters, right in front of the castle, is ideal for families with young children. Lastly, the beach which begins west of the castle is characterized for its pebble and rocky seabed.

There are rooms to let and taverns serving local cuisine in the village.