Kalathas is a new settlement by the sea, located on Akrotiri peninsula. First there were only a few private villas in the area but recently many hotels and apartments to rent have been built, because of the nice sandy beach and proximity to Chania Town
(12 km) and the international airport (8 km). Although there are no pedestrian streets or square, Kalathas is forming as a village and has some main facilities like super market, taverna and cafeteria. Part of the beach is organized with sunbeds and parasols in the summer, and right in front of it there is a small rocky islet. The sand is fine and soft, and the water is very shallow so you can easily swim to the islet. Tourists from the nearby village of Chorafakia
usually come to Kalathas beach.