Nea Chora Beach, Chania - Crete | 15 Sep 2014
The ‘Nea Chora’ neighborhood of Chania which in Greek means the New Town was built in the early 18th century and it was the first part of the city to be developed outside the Venetian Castle. Today Nea Chora is famous among the locals mainly for two reasons: Its sandy beach and the numerous fish restaurants which are among the best in town and lined up next to the fishing harbour, some of them literally on the water. The beach of Nea Chora is ideally located for the ones that have chosen the Old Town of Chania for their holidays but are not willing to travel far away for a swim. It is only a 10 minutes’ beautiful walk (approximately 1km) along the coastal road and once you get to the beach there are plenty of tavernas and cafés to choose from. The combination of Nea Chora Beach and the Old Town of Chania is great as it offers beach holidays while staying in the heart and the most scenic part of the city.