Kolymbari beach is a long coast with sand and small pebbles at various parts. Its deep waters and vast coast ensure a clean swim.
From Kolymbari you can start off for the magnificent awarded beaches of Falasarna and Balos as well as the famous beach of Elafonisi.
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Kolymbari is a beautiful waterfront town about 20km West of Chania.
Kolimbari town itself offers the opportunity for the visitor to taste fresh fish, seafood and local delicacies in a small number of seaside taverns, stroll along the beach, and daydream or enjoy a coffee watching the sea.
The area claims a fair share of history itself. One of the most important sights in Kolimbari is the Monastery of Panagia Odigitria dedicated to Virgin Mary known as “Moni Gonias” built at the very Western end of the bay. It was initially founded in the 9th century but in the 17th century it was built in the place it stands today. The Monastery has a fortress form overlooking the bay at its front. Through out the years it was raided and plundered numerous times by pirates and then by the Turkish in later years. It was actually used as a centre of resistance in the 1821 revolution against the Turkish Occupancy. Because of the care of its Monks, nowadays the monastery hosts an important collection of precious post-Byzantine icons, relics, and other religious treasures. A big celebration is held at the Monastery on the15th of August on 'Mother Mary day'.
A good number of Villages around Kolimbari are worth seeing for their beautiful landscape, the Byzantine churches some of them dating back to the 6th century like the church of Archangelos Mihail in Episkopi Village. Also near Episkopi you can follow the paths that lead to the open theatre of Alexis Minotis and the church of Saint Antonio. Nohia village is well known for its pottery. Spilia village is a beautiful picturesque traditional village with a beautiful square covered by Sycamore trees and the old church dedicated to Mother Mary which dates back to the 14th century.
Within Kolimbari you will find the unique Museum in Crete for fishing and the long standing fishing tradition that many of the Kolimbari villagers live and thrive on.
From Kolimbari you can start off for the magnificent beaches of Falasarna and Balos. Moreover it is also much closer to visit the south west end like Chrysoskalitisa Monastery, the famous beach of Elafonisi and Paleochora. Don¢t forget to stop at Topolia and Elos on the way.
The local marina in Kolimbari can host up to medium sized vessels and be a starting point or rest station for those who love to make their own trips by speed boats and yachts. Do not hesitate to ask us for information about renting space prices for the marina.
Festivities go on forever through out the Summer Season in Kolimbari. Festivals, feasts and celebrations give you a real good taste of the areas tradition and way of life. Not only religious celebrations but festivals of all kinds, just name one! Tsikoudia festival, olive oil, wine, fish, traditional products, honey, rooster festival and it never ends! People do not miss the chance of having fun with Cretan Music, Tsikoudia and dance!
In recent years West Crete and especially the area of Kolimbari has attracted a lot of interest because it still retains an unspoilt and green character without being cut off from necessary amenities and offers the chance to the visitor to choose from livelihood and seclusion. Just take your pick!