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Emerald Hotel
Plaka Apokoronou 73008
Chania, Crete, Greece


Tel. : +30 28250 31978
Mobile : +30 694 8506081
Fax : +30 28250 31978
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Day trip ideas

... explore the beauty of Chania

  • Hora Sfakion – FrangokastelloPlakiasMyrthiosRethymno. Drive down to Hora Sfakion and either take the ferry to Loutro or Agia Roumeli (see ferry schedules here) or continue on from Chora Sfakion for a further 12 kilometers to Frangokastello (see the castle on the beach) and onto the large coastal village of Plakias. From there drive up to the inland village of Myrthios (for a traditional Cretan lunch at any of the taverns with panoramic sea views) and then onto Rethymno. From there you can easily get to the New National Road (heading west to ‘Chania’) to get back to Emerald Hotel.
  • Explore the Akrotiri peninsula: Monastery of Agia Triada - Gouverneto Monastery – Eleftherios Venizelos Graves (historical site) From Souda (port of Chania) drive towards the airport. Visit the Monastery of Agia Triada and then the Gouverneto Monastery. On your way back towards Chania stop at the Eleftherios Venizelos Graves – a historical site with wonderful views to the old Venetian harbor of Chania. Also there you will find a choice 3 coffee shops for you to enjoy.
  • Falassarna beachElafonisos beachMonastery of Chrisoskalitissa The two top beaches to visit while in Chania are Falassarna and Elafonisos. On route you can also visit the Monastery of Chrisoskalitissa. This is a full day trip with approximately a 2 hour drive each way.
  • Balos lagoon and Gramvousa islet Take a ferry from Kissamos port (daily) and spend a day sunbathing and swimming at Balos lagoon and the islet of Gramvousa. Total time on the ferry is 55 minutes. For more information have a look at: