Marathi beach

The coast in Marathi consists of two wonderful beaches, side by side, with white sand and shallow turquoise waters. There are two fully organized beaches, which are almost always windless, unlike other beaches of northern Crete. The beaches of Marathi are separated by a small port and its pier.

Marathi is located at the southeastern part of the peninsula of Akrotiri and is 5 kilometers away from the military base at Souda and 16 km away from the city of Chania.

The taverns and cafes by the sea with a view of the shores of Souda Bay and the White Mountains are reasons enough to go to Marathi.

If you do not only want to admire it, you can also swim to the island of Marathi or Palaiosouda, which is opposite to the coast at a distance of 500 meters – you can get there by pedal boat.

In Palaiosouda there is a small pine forest while the western coast is steep and therefore popular among lovers of diving.

Next to the beaches in Marathi is the archaeological site of Ancient Minoa and the picturesque church of Agios Spyridon.

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