The delightful village of Agia Marina (Santa Marina) is located just 8km from the centre of Chania and its must-see old Venetian harbor. This coastal village is one of several that line the coastline west of Chania centre and enjoys great views to the islet of St. Thodorou which today is a dedicated breeding ground for the Cretan mountain goat Kri-Kri (protected species).
This coastal village is blessed with an abundance of trees and a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters which stretches for just over 2.5 kilometers. Fine golden sand blended with trees along the shoreline make this beach truly exotic.
Agia Marina is spotted with several beach bars pool bars, cafes, restaurants, taverns and fast food stores. Sports activity centers feature highly in Agia Marina. You can easily take part in scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, paddle boat, banana boat, canoe and more. Other beach activities include beach tennis and beach volley. Children’s entertainment venues, mini-golf, bowling and mini-train rides are also available.
A paradise for nature lovers, Agia Marina village is ideally located to explore nearby caves, bird watch, hike gorges, visit the Agia Lake, explore nearby villages and Crete’s fauna and fauna.
Within Agia Marina village you will also find; supermarkets, mini-markets, bank, ATM, bakery, petrol stations, a hair dressing salon, taxis, car rental, bike rental, bicycle rental, pharmacy, doctor’s office, post office, small shops and more.
A short stroll to Pano Agia Marina village (Upper Saint Marina village) is just the place to admire houses displaying Cretan architecture. Pano Agia Marina is also home to several traditional Cretan taverns for you to sample traditional Cretan meals.
Agia Marina has maintained the Cretan village feel, atmosphere and island way of life despite being a highly popular holiday destination combining the convenience of modern day life, the facilities and activities for all visitors and the humbleness of Cretan hospitality.
The nearby village of Platanias is the core centre of tourism, entertainment and night life in Chania. In this coastal village, there are several restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, Go-Karts, children’s entertainment venues, mini-golf, trampolines, internet café, mini-markets, supermarkets, pharmacy, ATM, post office, doctor’s office, car and bike rental companies, souvenir stores and more.