Agia Marina





Agia Marina, 10km east of Chania, is a package holiday town. Thereís very little of Crete in evidence here. The town could be in Mallorca or the Canary Islands, and there would be very little to register this fact. This townís only business is tourism, tourism, tourism. Hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and nightclubs lie side by side all over.

Beach in Agia Marina Crete  Agia Marina Hotel with Pool

Agia Marinaís beach is OK, but far too overcrowded in the summer. Finding a room here isnít too difficult out of season, but the prices are higher than other places in Crete. Most restaurants offer international food (pizza, burgers, chips...), though the odd Cretan dish makes it to some menus.
Agia Marina is mostly visited by Scandinavians, Brits and Germans. Communication is easy, since almost everyone speaks English and German. Agia Marina is a place to go for the package deal; a nice beach and plenty of sun. If youíre young and looking for the big party, Malia (near Iraklio) is far more suited to your tastes. Agia Marina is for couples and families.

Fastfood Sign in Agia Marina  International Flags in Agia Marina (Crete)

Itís not a bad base to explore the west of Crete, either by bus or car. The bus connections are fabulous Ė thereís a bus every 20 minutes to Chania and the neighbouring towns of Platanias and Kolymbari. You should buy tickets at a kiosk beforehand, but itís also possible to buy tickets on the bus, even if the signs at the bus stop tell you otherwise.
 

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