Right in front of the seaside village of Kolimbari, 25 km west of Chania town, you will find a big sandy beach (which has small pebbles in places) extending to Tavronitis. It has deep water and catches the waves easily as with all the beaches in northern Crete.

Those who want to avoid the crowds should choose the bays near the Odigitria Monastery in the north east of Kolimbari. The village has plenty of tourist amenities.