Agioi Apostoloi, Crete
Agioi Apostoloi, Crete, is a small coastal village in an excellent location
The small village of Agioi Apostoloi, Crete, is located 4 km west of Chania city. It is a picturesque waterfront village, named after a small church called Agioi Apostoloi (“Saint Apostles”).
Agioi Apostoloi is strategically located right in the middle of the distance between Chania city to the east, and the bustling summer resorts of Agia Marina and Platanias to the west. This makes Agioi Apostoloi an ideal place to stay, if you want to combine the quiet, tranquil surroundings of a small village, with easy access to a great selection of sights and opportunities for entertainment.
First of all, from Agioi Apostoloi you can easily get to the nearby Chania city, where you can walk on the picturesque alleys of the Old City of Chania, where there is literally an endless selection of shops, taverns, restaurants and cafés for every taste. Apart from this, you can also walk on the world-class Venetian Harbour of Chania., where you will discover the most exclusive view to the sea in Crete Island, and many centuries old buildings being scattered all over the Chania Harbour waterfront.
Furthermore, from Agioi Apostoloi you can also easily experience the unlimited entertainment opportunities, either during the day, or during the night, of Agia Marina and Platanias. These two resorts – the prominent ones in West Crete – have everything you can possible imagine from taverns and cafés, to beach bars, night clubs and live music scenes.
The lovely beaches of Agioi Apostoloi, Crete
There are three different beaches in Agioi Apostoloi, each one situated in its own small bay. The beaches have clear and shallow waters, which are ideal for families with children.
The most well-known beach in the village is called Chrissi Akti (“Golden Beach”), due to the amazing gold colour of the sand. All the beaches of Agioi Apostoloi are generally protected from the occasional winds.
Apart from their quality, the beaches in Agioi Apostoloi, Crete, are well organized. There are water sports facilities, but, most of all, some great beach bars that are well-known all over the region. Indeed, the beach bars of Agioi Apostoloi are ideal to relax, lying down in the sun beds provided by the bars, stopping from time to time to drink your coffee, refreshment, or drink, in order to swim in the crystal clear waters.
In Agioi Apostoloi and always near the beach, you can also find all the usual summer hot spots: restaurants and taverns, cafés, bars, shops, banks, pharmacies etc.
The village of Agioi Apostoloi is also known for its sardine feast. During the feast, lots of people, locals and visitors alike, gather here to freely taste the superb grilled sardines, drink the local spirit, called raki or tsikoudia, and listen to traditional Cretan music.
Agioi Apostoloi, Crete, is a special place that few travellers know about. It strategic location between Chania city and Agia Marina and Platanias resorts, means you can have the best of both worlds: great beaches and superb sights. This is the “secret” reason why many visitors prefer to stay in Agioi Apostoloi instead of Chania city. If you want to try it yourself, it’s sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised!