Kolymbari is a holiday resort, a developing area, a hospitable fishermen village about 25 km west of Chania, in the northwest coast of Crete. Famous for the good quality fish taverns, Kolymbari is an attraction for tourists and locals especially on the weekends when they drive away from the town traffic and spend some time relaxing by the sea. The old small port with the fishermens’ boats and the flock of ducks and the big new port of Kolymbari just before the Monastery of Gonia, are wonderful places for a romantic walk!
The Monastery of Gonia is very famous in Crete, visitable and known for the hidden treasures inside, welcoming thousands of people every year for the celebration of Mary Mother of Jesus on the 15th of August which is a national day off for Greeks. That day and one day before is the busiest period for the village. Open markets, festivals and folklore music concerts take place and all the visitors and locals come to light a candle at the church and then have fun at the open party of the new port’s open square, tasting local specialities and drinking good wine!
During the last years many hotels, apartments and villas were built in the region of Kolymbari making it a new destination for a peaceful and unforgettable vacation in Crete. Just 1km before the village you can find one of the best 5 star hotels in Crete, Euphoria Resort and Spa built in 2018 and in the centre of the village another 5 star hotel, Avra Imperial Resort and Spa. Our office – Mystical Crete Tours – is just 50 m away from Avra going to the beach and the taverns! Katerina, the tourist office manager, is always willing to help you in anything you need!
The village is in the middle between the beautiful and historical city of Chania and the small town of Kissamos. From Kissamos port you can sail to Balos blue lagoon, or just drive to the popular and amazing beach of Falassarna!
Kolymbari village is ideal if you desire an easy going holiday away from the busy bars and clubs of the touristic zone of Platanias. But if you do want to visit Chania, Platanias and all the other places around, there are often coming local buses to take you anywhere you want up to late at night!
If you plan your next holiday to be in Kolymbari ask for our help so you to have a great and memorable time!