Kolymbari is a small, quiet fishing village, 23 km west of Chania at the foot of Crete’s Rodopou peninsula. It combines the feel of the rugged and untamed peninsula with majestic mountainous backdrops and panoramic sea views.
The locals are primarily farmers and stockbreeders cultivating olive and citrus trees, grapevines and vegetables. As such, the local produce is olive oil, honey, wine, meat and dairy products. Along the coast, fishermen provide fresh fish and tourism has, over the last years, flourished.
Whether you are taking a couple’s break, a family holiday or combining one of these with some business, Kolymbari would work well for you if you are looking for a quiet time, to relax on the beach and to explore Crete.
Within this small village you can find a small selection for your everyday essentials; pharmacy, ATM, souvenir shops, bakery, supermarket, bus stop, post office and more. Small fish taverns and cafes are clustered along the beautiful stretch of beach.
Though night-life does not feature highly here it can be found either in the nearby coastal village of Platanias or in Chania centre and Old Venetian Town.
Surrounded by natural beauty, you can take in this solitary place by taking relaxing walks along the beach, having the time to read a book, reflect, and rejuvenate – tranquility at its best.
For the days where you wish to be adventurous and explore you can easily access several of the ‘must-see’ monasteries, beaches and gorges such as the famous 13th Century Greek Orthodox Gonia Monastery (used today as a cemetery), Elafonisos beach, Falassarna Beach, the gorge of Samaria and the Balos lagoon and Gramvousa islet.
Kolymbari village and beach provide you with the opportunity to fill your days and please your soul.