Nea Chora is a district of Chania located 1 km west of the city center. Particularly known for its well-organized beach with golden sand, the port and the annual “Sardine Festival”.
The beach of Nea Chora is a very well organized beach with golden sand and not much depth. At the bottom of the sea there is a complex of rocks (Volakas) that protects the beach from winds and meltemia. It is known for being the first choice of beaches in the city and accessible on foot from the Venetian port. It is worth noting that the beach has accessibility infrastructure for people with disabilities.
An institution for the municipality of Chania is the annual “sardine festival” organized in the area of Nea Chora. The celebration aims to promote the beauty and problems of the district.
The celebration takes place every year in the picturesque port of Nea Chora, which is a trademark in the area.