Marathi (Akrotiri)

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Well enough organized, at the beach of Marathi you will find amenities like sunbeds, umbrellas and showers

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!

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  • 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.

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Access Info

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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.

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