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Tranquility awaits the traveler in Kolymbari (also known as Kolymvari), a small seaside fishing village on the northern coastline in western Crete, located about 25 kilometers to the west of Chania city. Located at the root of the Rodopou peninsula, Kolymbari is not as busy as other destinations in Crete and is generally a relaxed atmosphere. This makes Kolymbari ideal for the visitor who wants quiet relaxation with family or friends. The beach in Kolymbari is long, sandy, and perfect for swimming, especially with young children. You will also find traditional Greek taverns, cozy cafés, and many gift shops to choose from. Kolymbari beach is ideal for relaxing at a café in the evening, to watch the sunset. The port of Kolymbari has played a role in the history of Crete. This port was used by the Ottomans in 1645 when they occupied the island. In 1897, the port was the center of the landing operation by the Greek army to gain independence for Crete from the Ottoman Empire the island re-joining Greece.
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Getting to Kolymbari by car is easy because the road is in great condition and safe. Kolymbari is located near many local attractions, and you can see them in style with your Kolymbari car rental. The main sight in the Kolymbari area is the Monastery of Panagia Odigitria, the Moni Gonias. It was built in the 9th century and played a major role in the island's fight for independence from Ottoman occupation. A nearby drive away is the archaeological site of Diktina, which was dedicated to the goddess Artemis Vritomartis. See a famous German war cemetery In Maleme, 6km to the east of Kolymbari, where 5000 German soldiers from WWII were laid to rest. Another nice area to explore is Falasarna on the west coast of Crete, on the way to the famous pink tropical beaches of Elafonisi. Falasarna sports beautiful beaches of its own, as well as a nearby ancient ruins to explore.
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Enjoy romantic walks along the pebbled beach which extends eastwards up to the Tavronitis area, and a sea of crystal clear waters will greet you. The waterfront is ideal for a stroll in the afternoon, overlooking the blue sea on one side, and on the other, the hills, olive groves and the mountains of Rodopos peninsula rising behind the town's rooftops. Of course, you will find cafes and taverns in the village and next to the sea. Feast upon scrumptious fresh fish in the clean, salty breeze! Soak up serenity and sun in this peaceful place. Cool off in Kolymbari's clean, calm waters. Do it all, with freedom, and affordably when you rent a car in Kolymbari with Olympic.