The 10 Best Things to Do in Agia Marina, Greece

December 12, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best top things to do in Agia Marina, Greece including Agia Marina Beach, On The Rocks Tours, Agii Apostoli Beach, Greek National Football Museum, Manousakis Winery, Tequila Music Bar, Chrissi Akti Beach, Jeep Safari, Iguana Beach, Old Venetian Harbor.
Restaurants in Agia Marina

1. Agia Marina Beach

Agia Marina, Crete, Greece
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Agia Marina Beach

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

The sand is fine, the beach remains shallow way out. Wonderful for kids, grown ups and elderly. 3rd time in a row here and we've walked all the Beaches west of Chania.

2. On The Rocks Tours

Vamvakopoulo, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

On The Rocks Tours

On the rocks is a company, located in the beautiful city of Chania, Crete. We offer to our customers a unique buggy safari experience, through some amazing off road, to picturesque destinations. Give yourself the chance for a unique experience, visit historical and natural sites while exploring real Crete away from the touristic crowded places!

Reviewed By E A - Paris, France

Despite being initially enthusiastic about our ride, we had a terrible experience with On the Rocks Tours. My husband was driving a buggy and noticed an issue with the breaks shortly before the break for lunch. He brought it up to the two guides, who spent 20 minutes fixing the buggy. After the break, while driving, we were stopped by the guide on a motorbike, who spotted smoke coming out of the engine. We had not seen it since the engine is located at the back of the buggy. When we stopped, a strong smell came from it. The guide quickly fixed something and said ‘you can go now but be careful with your breaks, because for some reason they don’t seem to be working very well.’ We should have stopped right there and asked for a pick up, but trusted the guide. We started driving again, the breaks were fine at first, and then as we were getting closer to the other buggies that were waiting for us at the end of a slope, the breaks were no longer responsive. My husband had the choice of either going into a wall to stop the buggy or bypass the other buggies and continue until he could stop it, but there was a curve and he could not see whether a car was coming from the other side. We hit a wall and the buggy right in front of us, which got damaged but thankfully no one was injured. The guide on the motorbike asked if everyone was okay; the second guide however started yelling and asked my husband if he was speeding. He was not speeding, but the buggy started going faster because it had reached a slope and the breaks could not stop it.
We were then picked up, along with the passengers of the buggy that got damaged, by a van that took us back to the starting point. The first guide congratulated both passengers and myself for surviving, and told me husband ‘you should not have survived but congratulations.’ Thank you for telling my husband he should have died because you did not carry proper maintenance checks on your vehicles.
On the Rocks Tour then asked the passengers from the other buggy to pay half of the cost for the tour (seriously?). Afterwards, they told us ‘the damage is estimated at 200 euros, so you can pay now or wait for the insurance company, but it will be more expensive.’ (...) We refused to pay, and attempted to explain exactly what happened, but got yelled at by the guide, who this time directly accused my husband of speeding. On the Rocks Tour eventually decided to be honest and let us go without making us paying anything, but the attitude of the guide was unacceptable.
Note to the guides: you were lucky that the person driving that buggy was very experienced and knew quickly what was the safest bet to limit potential injuries. You were also lucky the breaks stopped working while we were not driving off road. When an accident happens because you have not carried out proper maintenance checks and have fixed a buggy twice because of faulty breaks, the best attitude is probably just to apologise.

3. Agii Apostoli Beach

Agii Apostoli, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 643 reviews

Agii Apostoli Beach

Reviewed By Susiethebaker - Newton stewart

Clean beach with crystal clear water. Wonderful in late afternoon when the sun hits the far corner of the sand and young children dash about, building sand Castles and playing in the shallows.
No lifeguard station on this beach and although it seems very safe, once out in deep water, the headlands and the island opposite Agia Maria can cause undertow and rips. Be careful.
As with many Beaches in Chania region these days, there are too many sun beds and several expensive hotels whose sunbeds jut close to the waters edge and their advertisements imply private beach. Not so.
We joined the local people at the end of the beach in the soft sand, the most sheltered and the best bit.
Just behind is Iguana beach and there are several lovely bays along this stretch within minutes walk eastwards.

4. Greek National Football Museum

40 Tsouderon, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece +30 697 433 1691
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 385 reviews

Greek National Football Museum

A unique Museum, the biggest one for a National Football Team, the Greek National Football Team, which was European Champions in 2004, located in the Old City of Chania and has over 1000 exhibits, balls from World Cup and Euro games, official shirts, photos and thw whole history of Greek football.

Reviewed By clairestraveltales

The owner clearly has a love for football and his collection of memorabilia, for which he has needed to extended the premises so he can display it all properly. After learning I am a Liverpool fan, he produced a reds shirt of his own for me to try on and photograph. There was something magical about Greece winning the Euro's in 2004 and this is captured in this museum. There is even some grass from the oitch! No entrance fee but there is donation box which I was very happy to contribute to.

5. Manousakis Winery

Vatolakkos, Crete 730 05, Greece +30 2821 078787
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 369 reviews

Manousakis Winery

Please note that all tours are by appointment only, Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Please inquire about our different tour options. Our winery is open year round to visitors who wish to enjoy a tour of our facilities, as well as a full tasting of all available Nostos Wines. The Manousakis Winery is located in the village of Vatolakkos, 20 minutes outside of the town of Chania. All of our wines are organically grown with a focus in local as well as Rhone grape varietals.

Reviewed By Belgo96 - Australia

We did a trip out to the Winery from Chania with Crete Travel. It was an exclusive off-road trip to the winery in a four wheel drive. It went up a spectacular mountain route to get to the grounds of the winery and then we...MoreWe are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our winery and our wines! Hope to see you again.

6. Tequila Music Bar

Gerani, Crete 73014, Greece +30 697 335 3821
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 35 reviews

Tequila Music Bar

Reviewed By vanjaboris - Uzice, Serbia

After returning from Chania we stopped at this bar,because we wanted to come to one of the most popular bars in Gerani where we were accommodated.It is nice place,unusual.Nice music,ok drinks depending on the taste.I drank a cocktail and my boyfriend ouzo.

7. Chrissi Akti Beach

Agion Apostolon, Daratsos, Crete 731 00, Greece
Excellent
42%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Chrissi Akti Beach

Reviewed By LaSimplicite - Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland

This is the largest and easternmost beach from the gulfs of Agioi Apostoloi. It has five umbrella sets, a few bars (with fresh drinks, the ubiquitary freddo and salads and sandwiches). It is the least expensive from the 4 Beaches (6 euros an umbrella and 2 sun beds) but the water is almost always agitated with the northern winds, making it ideal for surfers. And they were many today, Surfing through the few swimmers who bravely confronted the waves today. It is also a very large beach, ideal for families with children. If you want to relax, maybe this is not the first choice as people play football or other beach sports just near the umbrellas.

8. Jeep Safari

1 Dedalou | Beach Road, Amoudara, Crete 714 14, Greece
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Jeep Safari

Reviewed By Neil M - Dunblane, United Kingdom

Despite being dubious about a jeep safari after a bumpy, dusty, contact lens destroying on in Bulgaria, this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Crete - largely down to the knowledge and humour of driver / guide Nikos! He was exceptional! The tour is in relative comfort of Landrover Defenders taking you high into the Mountains of Crete on some downright dodgy tracks you couldn't attempt yourself!
We saw the sides of Crete away from the tourist trails, saw mountain top vultures, visited the Cave Of Zeus, tried locally made raki, tried more, bought some of said raki, fed goats, tried locally produced mountain goat cheese, bought cheese, had an awesome barbeque lunch with locally produced wine...
All in all a "must do" trip - tell Nikos & Simon we said hi!

9. Iguana Beach

Agii Apostoli, Chania Town, Crete, Greece +30 2821 009959
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 546 reviews

Iguana Beach

Iguana beach is located a few kilometres away from the city of Chania. You can come here with taxi or bus. The bus stop is located at the "1866 square" and the ticket costs around 1 euro (if you buy the ticket from inside the bus it will be more expessive).

Reviewed By zSne - Belgrade, Serbia

Good beach, but there are a lot of fishes which will bite you and you can't relax in the water for a second. You have to go deeper and swim fast all the time. There is other beach near, where you can see even more fishes and none of them will bite you.

10. Old Venetian Harbor

Agiou Markou 8 | Akti Tompazi, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Old Venetian Harbor

Reviewed By Fred B - Montreal, Canada

Wow. Another Venice. But this one is so much more relaxed. Lovely and elegant. Mighty fine. A fairly long walk from end to end and can be a crowd scene but still worthwhile

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