The beach of Agia Marina is located 47 km southwest of Rethymno, 84 km south of Chania, and 2 km south of the village of Rodakino, on the southern coast of Rethymno prefecture. It has taken its name from a church on the east side of the beach. The beach has shallow and clear water, as well as interleaving patches of sand, pebbles and rocks and is an ideal location for fishing and underwater exploration. Because it is very quiet and has enough trees and greenery to provide the necessary shade to visitors, it is a popular choice for unsupervised camping. A small taverna operates near the beach. More food and snack options can be found near Peristeres.
The distance from Rethymno is about an hour and a half (55 km) and will take you through the beautiful village of Argiroupoli and its water springs. A slightly shorter route will take you through the village of Armeni and various archaeological sites. The E4 European long-distance path runs through the village of Ano and Kato Rodakino found near the beach. The villages are framed by the mountainous backdrop of the peak of Krioneritis mountain to the north and the vast and long beach of Korakas. However, due to the remote nature of the area, the area does not see a lot of visitors. The E4 trail starts at Kato Rodakino and travels north towards the village of Alones. The canyon of Rodakino to the north of the villages is popular with canyoners and is only accessible with proper equipment. In addition to hiking activities, the ever-growing in popularity town of Frangokastello is located 6 km to the west. Here, you can dine and relax in one of the seaside tavernas while looking out towards the Libyan Sea with its golden sand and the Venetian fortress framing the scene. The southern coast of Crete is a true paradise for nature and beach lovers. Driving east from Agia Marina, we find the beaches of Rodakino, Peristeres, Polyrizos, Korakas and Klimata.
**This Agia Marina (in Rethymno Region) is not to be confused with the beach of the same name in Chania.