Agia Marina is located in West Crete, about 8 km west of Chania city and 4 km after Agioi Apostoloi, just before Platanias. The village has grown along the coastline road that leads away from Chania city and to the west. In the sea of Agia Marina, and about a kilometre from the coast, lies the fabulous islet of Agioi Theodoroi, or Thodorou, which is exclusively enjoyed by the most traditional residents of Crete: the Kri-Kri wild goats. Thodorou islet has a rich history: the huge cave, which looks like a dragon’s mouth, was a Minoan sanctuary in the ancient years, whereas, in the Venetian era, a big fortress stood on top of the islet.
The endless beach of Agia Marina is one of the best in Crete, and host to some of the best beach bars: Ammos and Ilios, Costa Costa, Okeanos – most of them staying open until early in the morning during summer. In the beach you can also practice a variety of water – and beach – sports: swimming, windsurfing, jet ski, beach volley, and numerous others.
The club scene in Agia Marina is also superb: here you can find two legends of the Greek nightlife: De Stihl club – the No.1 club in Chania – and Island club. If you are a “club animal”, these two clubs are an absolute must-see.
Apart from the beach bars and clubs, in Agia Marina you can find excellent restaurants and taverns, where you can see for yourself why the fine cuisine of Crete is considered the “mother” of the mediterranean diet. Except from the standard pork, beef and chicken dishes, don’t forget to taste the seafood and the famous Cretan lamb dishes.
If you decide to stay in Agia Marina, you’ll have no problem finding super markets, shops and boutiques, cafés, banks, drugstores, and even children playgrounds. After all, as we said in the beginning, Agia Marina is a famous resort in Crete in its own right!
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