Marathi is sited on the southeast side of the Akrotiri peninsular, 17 km from the city of Chania. This is actually two beaches, both with sand and shallow blue water – both are fashionable with many Greeks and foreigners that congregate in the summer.
Well enough organized, you will find amenities like sunbeds, umbrellas and showers. Water-sports enthusiasts will have lots of options for entertainment. A lifeguard watches over the safety of the bathers.
Marathi has a small harbour, with plenty of tavernas (with fresh fish), and if you decide to stay overnight, there are plenty of choices here too – from hotels to rentable apartments if you want a longer and comfortable holiday.
In front of the beach, about a mile out to sea, is a small islet – which you can get to be swimming or by pedalo.
Also when here, you can visit an archaeological site, known as the Little Palace of Minos: a totally misleading name, as it is a Roman port that happened then to be called Minoa. Nothing Minoan has been revealed there to date!
- Tips, Suggestions, Iseful info
- History, Culture
- What to do (Activities)
- What to see (Culture, Nature)
- location Marathi, Chania, Chania
- free camping No
- nudism No
- beach type Sandy
- accommodation Yes - some choices
- dinning Yes - enough choices
- other facilities
There are sun beds, umbrellas and shower. In addition, a lifeguard ensure the safety of bathers.
relevant routes & paths:
Distances: 17 km from Chania.
By car/motorcycle: From Chania, drive northeast and towards the airport, following the route Chania - Aroni - Sternes - Marathi.
By sea: Boats from Souda Bay travel to Marathi.