Calm in Kolymbari
Kolymbari holidays are fabulous for those who want to skip the bright lights and crowded tourist resorts to enjoy the true side of Crete. With beautiful beaches and a laid-back vibe, Kolymbari is the perfect place to soak up the Greek culture with an array of traditional taverns, miles of rolling hills filled with olive groves and quaint fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. With a Blue Flag beach and endless hikes you really can unwind in the warm Mediterranean sunshine.
What to do
If you are looking for things to do in Kolymbari then you will be spoilt for choice. One of the main draws of this charming resort is the Blue Flag beach that offers a long stretch of soft sand and smooth pebbles with sparkling blue waters that are perfect for topping up your tan or taking a leisurely swim. Snorkelling is also popular as you can watch the colourful fish swim beneath the shores with fantastic visibility.
Only a short bus ride away you will find the gothic streets of Chania, the second largest city in Crete. Home to numerous museums, shops, bars and restaurants it is a wonderful place to visit during your Kolymbari holiday.
With plenty of day trips on offer Kolymbari makes a great base that you can retreat from when things get a little hectic. Take a boat trip to the nearby islands, the bustling city of Chania or head to one of Crete’s best waterparks for plenty of sun in the sun.
Friday mornings in Kolymbari are all about the farmers' market. This is the place to pick up locally produced honey and olive oil. Try Greek food at its freshest and even find a few charming handcrafted souvenirs to take home.
Most popular hotels in Kolymbari
Grand Bay Beach Resort
Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 30m
When to go
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Holidays to Kolymbari are all about taking it easy. Spend your days snorkelling and on the sands and your evenings enjoying local cuisine and drinking in the taverns. Close by you will find the lively resorts of Platanias and the city of Chania for more upbeat entertainment.