Nearest Beaches

Beaches closed to Vamos

Almirida beach, sunbeds & a sandy beach, restaurants, not exposed to wind, wind surfing and other sea sports activities (8 km from Vamos)

Kalives beach, sunbeds & a sandy beach, restaurants, not exposed to wind , beach volley, (6 km from Vamos)

Kiani Akti, beyond Kalives 1 km towards Chania, sunbeds & a sandy beach, only one cafe, less crowded, not exposed to wind, long quiet beach for rackets players, (7 km from Vamos)

Kera, between Kalives and Almirida, sandy beach, for those who don't like organized beaches, no sunbeds, no restaurants, not exposed to wind, (7 km from Vamos)

Ombrosgialos bay with gentle rocks & a turquoise sea, signposted down a turning between Paleloni and Kefalas, one nice tavern with fresh fish, interesting sea for snorkelling, exposed to wind, (8 km from Vamos)

Georgioupoli beach, very touristy, sunbeds & a long sandy beach, restaurants, exposed to wind, horse riding (sometime on the beach), (12 km from Vamos)

Kalivaki beach, north of Georgioupoli river (turn left before the river), protected from the wind, two tavernas (12 km from Vamos)


Beaches west of Chania

Elafonisi Lagoon: one of the prettiest beaches, pinkish sand, shallow water, sunbeds, restaurants, exposed to wind, and really crowded till 16: 00. After this is the best time to enjoy the place and the sunset, 1½ hours drive.

Falasarna beach: a long nice sandy beach, sunbeds, restaurants, exposed to wind, 1 ¼ hours drive.

Balos Lagoon one of the nicest beaches of Crete and of Greece too. The water in the lagoon is shallow and warm. You may also swim out of the lagoon, where the water is deep, crystal-clear, much colder and good for snorkelling. You may access the beach:

  • on foot from Kalivianni village, a 3 hour walk
  • follow the dirt road (not so convenient for some cars), from Kalivianni Village to the parking place and then walk 15 min.
  • by boat from Kissamos (40 min drive). This way you also visit the Gramvousa Venetian fortress on the island of Imeri Gramvoussa.


Beaches in the south of Crete

All of them are amazing! A huge variety! Travel by car, on foot or by boat! For more information please ask the tourist office.