Kolymbari or Kolimbari is a seaside village located on the corner formed between the northern coastline of western Crete and the Rodopos peninsula stretching towards north. Kolimbari is 24 km from the city of Chania and 12 km from the large resort of the prefecture of Chania (Platanias – Agia Marina – Kato Stalos).
Visit Kolymbari in Chania
Kolympari has few shopping stores, very good restaurants and tavernas, few cafes and all kind of accommodations from luxury quality hotels with excellent services, complexes to simple, family owned rooms for rent to simple rooms! Kolympari does not have a busy nightlife but you can enjoy a peaceful village atmosphere! In village you can warm yourself with the Cretan sun and local hospitality.
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Kolymbari’s long beach is ideal if you’re looking for a relaxed spot to sunbathe – it’s not too touristy, so you should always find a place to spread out. The water is shallow near the shore but deepens quickly a little way out. For a change of sandy scenery, you’ve also got Balos beach nearby, renowned for its white sand, which makes the ocean look a jaw-dropping emerald shade.
A half-hour taxi or minibus journey takes you to Chania, the island’s second biggest city. A vibrant, historic city, the streets are a jumbled labyrinth of lively markets, museums, shops and restaurants. You can explore the crumbling Venetian harbour, overlooked by a fortress, then hit the buzzy waterfront restaurants for a slap-up meal.
Kolymvari is a working coastal town at the southern end of the Rodopou peninsula and is a local centre for commerce and fishing. It does not have a sandy beach and is thus not as popular with tourists as the nearby resorts of Maleme and Platanias. Near the town is the historic Moni Gonia Monastery. The Spiliakos river enters the sea at Kolymvari.
The municipal unit of Kolymvari covers the Rodopou peninsula at the end of the Gulf of Chania and some villages to the south. Most of the peninsula is uninhabited and rather barren, with most villages close to Kolymvari at the southern end.
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