Chrissi Akti beach or Golden beach as its known, consists of two sandy beaches separated by some rocks. The west cove is the main Golden Beach whereas the other side is less crowded and organised.
More beaches near the villa we suggest you visit are:
Agii Apostoli (4km): Agioi Apostoloi beach is a beautiful sandy beach with all amenities and a large parking place nearby, easily accessed. It is not affected by the summer winds. In combination to this, its shallow waters make it ideal for children. The beach is well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and beach bars.
Kato stalos beach (7.5 km): It is a long sandy beach, very well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and beach bars.
Agia Marina beach (10 km): Agia Marina is composed by a number of sandy organized beaches which has easy access. A part of Agia Marina is full of small bays while the east side of the place is a long sandy beach which reaches up to neighbouring Stalos settlement. Agia Marina is also a developed touristic site with shops, bars, tavernas, beach bars and night clubs.
Additionally in the Akrotiri Peninsula, a 30 minute drive from the villa, you will find several beautiful beaches worth visiting: A fully organized Kalathas beach with clear shallow waters, fine sand and palm trees. Starvos beach with shallow clean waters and a hidden small turquoise lagoon. Organised Loutraki sandy beach with various taverns and beach bars. Marathi sandy beach which has fine sand and shallow calm water, ideal for children. It is very well protected from the winds and has nice views the White Mountains.
Furthermore, on the west of Crete you will find some of the most amazing and famous beaches of Crete and Greece such as Falasarna and Elafonisi.