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|The village of Agia Marina on the island of Crete - The luxury sandy beach|
The village of Agia Marina is situated on the northcoast of Crete on a few kilometers (9) west of Chania. It is one of a number of villages in a row in this part of the island which seem to be all connected to eachother. The whole stretch consists mostly of modern and new luxury buildings. The amount of authentic old houses is limited here. Most of the hotels on the beach are of the larger and luxurious type with large beautiful swimming pools. The number of signs and advertisements on the main street that is running in between the interconnected villages is larger than in some of the shopping streets in Amsterdam.
The older part of the village, Pano Agia Marina - 500 meters upwards, has the more traditional buildings. This is the original part of the village. There is a nice and wide 2,5 kilometer long sandy beach though that comes with the village, with a view of an island (Agii Theodori) at a 400 meter distance from the shore. On this island are the remains of a Venetian fortress that was build in 1574 to protect another village (Platanias) against attacks from the Turks. The good beach and the beautiful views is what attracts the visitors. You will find that although there are quite some accommodations in this area the beach is definitely not overcrowded and there is plenty of space for everybody. Understandably there are lots of hotels and tavernas in Agia Marina that you can choose from.
If you are looking for a lively place, and still at the same time some peace and quiet, if you want a choice in plenty of restaurants, shops and small bars and you are also looking for a pretty sandy beach than this is a good place. Agia Marina is a good option for people that want to be on the beach yet near to historic towns like Chania and Kissamos, ancient towns like Polyrrinia and Aptera, the old monasteries on the Akrotiri peninsula, the Byzantine churches of Rotonda, Deliana and Meskla and other sights like the Castle of Izzedine and Lake Agia. You can either just relax and spend your days at the beach or at the pool or if you feel more adventurous you can go and explore the many attractions that are nearby.
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|Agia Marina Hotels - Ermis Suites - Platanias (1.8 km from Agia Marina) - apartments and villas for rent|
Ermis hotel is newly designed and built in 1995 renewed in 2003. It is family owned and operated offering ideal relaxing holidays and excellent accommodation. Located on the sandy beach of Platanias, 10 kilometers from the center of Chania town. It is the ideal place for unforgettable holidays, as you can sunbathe all day long on the Hotels sun beds, or enjoy the magnificent sunset from your balcony, only a few meters away. Ermis Hotel is situated not far from the main road and close to the centre of Platanias, but in such a way that there is no noise from the traffic. There are 35 m2 "studios" van 35 m2 with a bedroom and 50 m2 apartments with 2 bedrooms.
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|Agia Marina Hotels - Renieris Hotel - Kato Stalos (2.0 km from Agia Marina) - best reviews|
The newly built (2005) Renieris Hotel in Kato Stalos sits upon a hill with a spectacular view of Kato Stalos beach front, the Theodore's island and the blue Aegean Sea and only 200 meters away from the sandy beach. Enjoy beautiful sunsets while bathing in our custom pool with a separate children's pool. Our amphitheater-style design captures sea views in almost all of our rooms. Renieris hotel is family owned and operated. The hotel has a warm and friendly environment, grassy landscaping a covered pool bar offering refreshments and snacks.
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|Agia Marina Hotels - Folia Hotel Apartments - studios and maisonettes|
In the beautiful area of Agia Marina, this hotel is just 200 metres from the beach and offers views of the mountains, the sea and the city of Chania. Close to the golden sand at Agia Marina Beach, you can enjoy this village with its many tourist facilities, bars and cafes. Located 8 km west of Chania, you could hire a car from the hotel to explore the main town of the region. Back at the hotel you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, where you can cool off, or sit back and relax with drinks from the bar. A tavern with traditional Greek cuisine can present you with tasty dishes in the evenings
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|Agia Marina Hotels - Atlantida Mare - very good reviews, cheap|
Atlantida Mare enjoys a beachfront location in the area of Agia Marina, 7 km from the centre of Chania. It features a beach bar-restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance. All studios and apartments at Atlantida Mare are fully equipped with TV, air conditioning, kitchenette with refrigerator and balcony. Most rooms have balconies with sea view. Guests can try Cretan cuisine and snacks at the property's beach bar-restaurant, while enjoying sea views. The centre of Platanias and Platanias Beach are less than 2 km away. The long sandy beach of Agia Marina caters all sports needs, including jet-skiing, snorkelling and boat tripping facilities. The beach bar-restaurant serves Cretan cuisine all day long.
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|Agia Marina Hotels - Frideriki Studios & Apartments|
Our hotel is located in the centre of Platanias, thus giving the guest the luxury of being near any and all happenings they may desire. Meanwhile, guests have the ability to visit "Ano" (upper) Platanias at the peak, which is a picturesque setting of traditional island homes and inhabitants and features the most breathtaking view overlooking the Cretan Sea and the never-ending beaches of lower Platanias. These beaches are awarded with "blue flags" from the EU Clean Beach Award almost annually.
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