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.
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.
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.