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The beach of Rapaniana is a part of the long beach that starts at Kolymbari and extends for several kilometers towards Chania. It is 4 km from Kolymbari and 20 km from Chania.

The beach of Rapaniana is organized and has a lifeguard. It has both sand and pebbles, because it is open to the winds, it is very often wavy.

Here, and indeed all throughout this section of beachfront, is the breeding-ground for the caretta caretta turtle (loggerhead).

In the village near the beach are catering facilities, accommodation and other amenities.

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

Additional Info

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

    Lifeguard, Umbrellas, Sun beds

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Kolimbari - Kandanos - Paleochora

1 km east of Kolymbari. Distance from Chania through the New National road of Chania - Heraklion (BOAK), 24 km.

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