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The beach of Gerani gets its name from the village. This is 13 km from Chania and is located between Maleme and Platanias: Gerani allegedly is the site of ancient Cydonia.

On the 2 km-long beach are many sites preferred by the loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta) for its eggs. So if you come here, you need to pay attention to where you tread, especially in the evening.

Gerani boasts all the necessary facilities (e.g. restaurants, hotels) and the beach is organized with umbrellas, sunbeds and a lifeguard.

  • Tips, Suggestions, Iseful info
  • History, Culture
  • What to do (Activities)
  • What to see (Culture, Nature)

Additional Info

  • location Gerani, Platanias, Chania
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Sandy
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

    Umbrellas, sun beds, lifeguard.

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Kolimbari - Kandanos - Paleochora

The beach of Gerani is situated next to the old national road of Chania - Kissamos, near Platanias. Distance from Chania, 15 km.

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