The Best Beaches in Chryssi

Best Beaches in Chryssi

Visiting Chrissi Island is like taking a trip to paradise. The place is completely uninhabited and a Natura 2000 protected area of unique beauty.

Golden Beach or Chryssi Akti is the main beach of Chania and can get pretty crowded in peak season. However, the beach is long enough to avoid being crammed.


Located on the south of the island near Glyfa, Tripiti beach is a simple, off-grid beauty surrounded by green tamarisks and eucalyptus trees. Sheltered from the wind by the tip of Cape Pyrgos, this is a quiet spot where you can sunbathe with a view of the water.

Therma beach is a wild landscape of unique beauty, offering a true spa experience with thermal waters that have an average temperature of 30-50 degrees Celsius. This beach is a popular choice amongst Kos locals and is perfect for those looking to relax in a natural environment with crystal-clear waters.

A beautiful beach with a mixture of both natural landscapes and great tourist facilities. It is a large, sandy and organized beach where you can enjoy swimming and various water sports. You can also find a nice taverna on the coast of this beach, making it an ideal option for families with children. However, this beach can get crowded during summer due to its popularity.


If you’re looking for a beautiful beach with crystal-clear water and golden sand, Glifa is the place for you. This secluded beach is perfect for those who want to relax in peace without the noise of blaring hotels or crowded beach bars.

Another of the best beaches in Chryssi is Leftos Gialos, also known as “The Golden Beach.” This large and organized beach offers water sports, seaside tavernas, and shops for those who want to spend the day shopping or enjoying a drink.

Chrissi Akti is known as the Windsurfing Capital of Paros, and its sister beach to the north, Nea Chrissi Akti, has hosted the Professional Windsurfing World Cup for several years. It is a popular spot for windsurfers, and many of the surrounding hotels offer equipment rentals and lessons. This beach is sheltered from the west and north winds, making it ideal for all kinds of water sports. There are also a number of beach bars and restaurants nearby.


Secluded Kalogeros Beach is a hidden gem on the island’s east coast. This rocky cove beach is sheltered from the strong winds on the rest of the island’s shoreline, making it an ideal spot for swimming. It is also known for its healing mud, which visitors can slather on their skin for an all-natural spa treatment. After a dip in the sea, rinse off the mud to reveal smooth, silky skin.

Situated north of secluded Kalogeros Beach is another beach to consider, Molos. This beach is set into a deep bay, so it tends to be less windy than other east coast beaches and is usually deserted. There are several traditional tavernas nearby, and the food is excellent.

If you’re looking to experience the best of Greece without the crowds, visit in spring or fall. The weather is warm and dry, so you can enjoy the beautiful beaches without the heat and humidity. You can also visit the local villages and experience the authentic Greek way of life.


Located on the southwest coast of Naxos, Plaka Beach is one of the best beaches on the island. Its sheltered position allows it to remain calm and glassy, making it the perfect place to relax. It’s also a great choice for snorkelling, with the clear water hosting a range of wildlife, including sea turtles.

The sand is soft with fine pebbles and shaded by the trees that line the beach. The water is a wonderful turquoise color and is always cool. It’s a perfect spot for families, young people and those looking for a quiet holiday away from the buzzing beach bars of the other beaches on the island.

Getting to Plaka Beach is easy with the wide range of transport options on offer. However, we recommend hiring a car with Discover Cars to get around Naxos and make the most of your time on this beautiful island. A car hire gives you the freedom to explore the other beaches on the island too.