Chrissi Akti located in the Municipal Unit of Nea Kydonia, only a few meters east of Agii Apostoli beach and 2,5 km west of Chania. It has been awarded Blue Flag and its name results from the golden sand of the beach. It constitutes an attraction for thousands of visitors every year, who visit this beach in order to swim in the crystal clear water that is not influenced by meltemi wind.
Chrissi Akti, The “Golden Beach”
The length of the beach is 500m. It is well organized, including sunbeds, umbrellas and changing room, as well as lifeguard. The beach is ideal for families with children because of the fine sand, the shallow water and the well organized playground.
More About Nea Kydonia
Nea Kydonia is a former municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. It is situated on the western outskirts of Chania. It saw fierce fighting during the Battle of Crete during World War II and there the main prisoner of war camp for Allied soldiers in Western Crete was in Galatas.
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The seat of the municipality of Nea Kydonia was in the village of Daratsos. Galatas has a popular beach at Kalamaki and a port called Kato Galatas. Agia Marina, Stalos and Daratso are other principal settlements of the municipality, as well as the uninhabited island of Agioi Theodori. It was part of the former province of Kydonia.
Ancient History of Nea Kydonia
Nearby in the modern city of Chania, is the ancient city of Kydonia, over whose ruins the modern city has been built. Kydonia was a powerful Cretan city in the period 600 to 200 BC.
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Sources: Wiki, Chaniatourism