Holidays in
Agioi Apostoloi

Chilled-out, family-friendly fun

In beautiful Agioi Apostoloi, embracing the beach is what it’s all about. The area’s three peninsulas boast four bays with wide, sandy beaches and coves galore. Agioi Apostoloi holidays offer a relaxed vibe rather than a tourist buzz, with the sands lined with pine and eucalyptus trees instead of lively bars and restaurants. That’s not to say there aren’t facilities. Agioi Apostoloi is just 3 kilometres from the centre of Chania, so all the perks of a city are within easy reach, and this makes it a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

The area is famous for its sardine production – and a sardine festival – and holidays to Agioi Apostoloi are ideal for those looking to get a glimpse of traditional Cretan life. To the west, meanwhile, you’ll find the resorts of Agia Marina and Platanias, should you want to move things up a gear.

Your Agioi Apostoloi questions, answered

All four beaches are sandy and have shallow waters, so they’re perfect for children. Agioi Apostoloi’s laid-back feel makes it ideal for pottering about with the family.

Yes, but again, things are low-key. Beach volleyball and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters are both popular – and you probably won’t be disturbed by passing jet-skiers.

You can easily get a bus or cycle to nearby Chania, and there’s also a bus that connects Agioi Apostoloi with Crete’s resorts to the west.

Best things to do in Agioi Apostoloi

Celebrate the sardine

In September, a week-long festival marks the importance of sardines to the region, with plenty of grilled fish, wine and traditional music to create a fun, friendly vibe.

Check out Chania

Crete’s romantic second city is an underrated gem. Its maze-like streets reward wanderers with elegant mansions, elaborate churches and a 14th-century Venetian harbour with waterfront restaurants.

And relax

Agioi Apostoloi’s golden beaches, pine forests and clear waters demand your attention, and they’re so beguiling that you may find you’re happy not to do anything else.