Agios Pavlos (Rodopos Chania)
Agios Pavlos is a very beautiful organized beach located in a picturesque bay at the Cape of Rodopos (or Spathas), 40 km northwest of the city of Chania.
The old monastery of Agios Pavlos has given its name to the coast that is unique for its pebbles and turquoise, deep, cold waters.
The beach of Agios Pavlos is ideal for isolation and camping, especially when north or west winds are not blowing.
The Monastery of Agios Pavlos with its beautiful frescoes, full of abrasions from pirates, the sponge divers and its Venetians “guests”, lies beside the beach and is very popular with the residents of Crete.
In order to reach Agios Pavlos, you must either take a boat from Kissamos or or drive on a dirt road from the village Rodopos to the monastery and then walk to the beach.
Just before the Monastery of Agios Pavlos you will see Agios Ioannis in Giona, situated in the middle of a beautiful valley with its domed cells, one of the most important religious pilgrimage destinations of Crete.