Chania is famous for its historical heritage and natural beauty. Another attraction that makes this area popular with tourists is the magnificent beaches. Agree that your relaxation gets more pleasurable when you have an opportunity to taste a refreshing drink at the nearby beach bar. There are several best beach bars near Chania which offer entertainment for all tastes.
Almira Beach Bar, Agia Marina
Almira is the most famous and popular beach in Chania. You can find it in the resort settlement of Agia Marina, just 8 kilometers from Chania. The philosophy of the bar says: “Simple luxury at an affordable price”.
The stylish design of Almira combines facilities of a beach bar and a restaurant. You can enjoy beverages (more than 40 cocktail positions) on the comfortable chaise loungers or taste some light food from the menu (hamburgers, pasta, salads). A restaurant will gladly welcome you with Mediterranean cuisine dishes and exquisite Greek wines.
A few times a week, Almira arranges parties under the participation of invited DJs and musicians (rock, Indie, funk, pop, soul).
Hours of work: daily from April till October, from 7:30. Prices: soft drinks – from €3; cocktails – from €7; minimal check at the restaurant – €10 per person. Type of beach: sandy, awarded with “Blue Flag”.
Baralia Café Bar, Nea Chora, Chania
Baralia Café Bar stands on the beach of Nea Chora, just 2 kilometers from the old town of Chania. The place is great to unwind all day through. The bar provides efficient service as well as a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options at affordable prices.
Relax and enjoy your holidays. The waiter will deliver your order right to your chaise lounge on the beach. Several times a week, the talented DJs fill the bar with modern vibes and joyful atmosphere. Baralia Café Bar is also famous for the awesome panoramas and the view of the sunset.
Usually, travelers stay in Baralia till the late evening after the sun ends its marvelous performance.
Hours of work: from early morning till midnight Prices: a chaise lounge – €5 (for two); freshly squeezed juices – from €4; cocktails – from €6. Type of beach: sandy, provides well-developed infrastructure facilities, hotels, sports entertainment, and fish taverns.
Maria Beach Bar, Kastelli
Maria Beach Bar is situated in Kastelli, in a 35-kilometer distance from Chania. It stands on the picturesque coast, preserved from the waves. The destination is of great favor among the lovers of relaxing holidays.
There is nothing better than to have a glass of coffee with ice cubes, one of the signature cocktails, light snacks or refreshing ice cream on a hot lazy afternoon. Maria is perfect for family recreation either: there is a special playground for young guests. In the adjoining area, you can visit the same-called restaurants, serving traditional Greek cuisine dishes.
Hours of work: from 8:00 to midnight. Prices: an umbrella and a chaise lounge – €5 (free of charge for transients of Maria Hotel); frappe – €3; cocktails – from €7. Type of beach: sandy, Mavros Molos beach has a shallow sea that is ideal for holidays with children.
Cabana Mare, Agia Marina
Cabana Mare is an excellent choice for party people. It offers you enjoy its dazzling entertainment and contemporary vibes from noon until late at night. Cabana Mare is considered to be one of the liveliest and most stylish beach bars on Crete, where you can unwind on a chaise lounge under the palm trees, soak in Jacuzzi, relax in the shisha area or recharge in the ample swimming pool.
The bar menu is diverse: it offers a wide choice of cocktails, salads, freshly made juices, and light snacks. You can also taste grilled dishes and sushi on the territory of Cabana Mare. The celebrity DJ, dancers, and the popular Greek music bands will take care of your relaxation during the stay in Agia Marina.
Hours of work: open daily, from 14:00 until 23:00. Prices: beverages – from €7 per drink; €15-20 – an average cost of a full-fledged lunch or dinner. Type of beach: sandy, Cabana Mare beach is highlighted with the “Blue Flag” award.
Neromylos is a famous beach bar that welcomes tourists in the lively town of Platanias (11 kilometers from Chania). It has a 20-year history and is hugely popular with visitors from across the region of Chania. A swimming pool, the playgrounds for beach games, and a restaurant are at your disposal there.
The DJs will help you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the bar. Neromylos menu offers a rich choice of cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks.
Pay attention: the bar, in contrast to many other ones, operates during summer only (from the first days of June till the beginning of September)
Hours of work: from 11:00 till late hours at night. Neromylos menu prices: cocktails – from €6; full-fledged dishes from the menu – €4-15 per dish. Type of beach: sandy, clean, offers spectacular panoramas (however, you may seldom observe the waves there).
Ammos kai Ilios, Agia Marina
Amos kai Ilios beach bar has been successfully operating on the felicitous shores of Agia Marina for 17 years. Its very name promises you absolute relaxation: it is translated as “The sand and sea”.
Apart from beach related activities, you can enjoy a cup of Greek coffee, light salads, snacks, and cocktails in the bar. It is a perfect place for sports enthusiasts who also have a possibility to play beach volleyball, go in for windsurfing, or kitesurfing (the beginners can request for instructor-led classes). Ammos kai Ilios regularly invites popular Greek artists and DJs to charge the visitors of the beach bar with great mood and pleasurable emotions.
Hours of work: from 10:00 till midnight. Prices: drinks – € 3-6; cocktails – from €7. Type of beach: sandy, clean, the chaise lounges are partially set beyond the beach, on the lawn.