The north-west coast of Crete is ideal for snorkeling, as there are beaches with cliffs and coves. Especially the two peninsulas Rhodopou and Balos invite for rest on - and under water. Herewith we want to give you some tips for snorkeling-trips:
An ideal place for snorkeling is the Bay of Afrata. Diving schools from Chania often come here to train their dive students. Please do not forget slippers. There is a small reef and you will be amazed by the underwater world. The bay is rather unspectacular, but cozy with a small tavern, and the underwater world more beautiful and just 15 minutes drive from our hotel.
The village Ravdoucha is located on the west side of the Rodhopou Peninsula, about 10 km west of kolimbari. It is located 30 km west of Chania city and about 180 meters above the sea level. A steep path leads down to the small bay of the same name. In the bay there is a tavern with typical local dishes. The bay consists of coarse gravel to fist-thick stones with large rock slabs. This Beach is also not spectacular for beach fans who like sandy beaches, but all the more spectacular for snorkeling enthusiasts and anglers. The bay offers some interesting rock formations.
Falassarna is a paradise not only for snorkeling, this bay is also a paradise for enthusiasts of sandy beaches. The sandy beaches are devoted from several rocky bays behind the ancient excavations. You have to know that Falassarna and its dunes is the most well-known bay of western Crete. This is the best place for kiting. As it is a nature reserve there are not so many hotels but many visitors. Many individual tourists visit falassarna with their rented car. You will find there several taverns and beach chair rentals.