Anastasia’s Family Friendly Crete

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Agii Apostoli Chania
I live in Agii. Apostoli Chania. We are blessed to be living in such a beautiful and big place, as we never get bored, and kids start to get familiar with traveling and distances. Throughout the year, there’s a vast amount of choices to make as our island is very big but first things first!
Our neighborhood Agii Apostoli Chania is within a short distance of 4km from the town of Chania. It lies in the beautiful area of Ag.Apostoloi. Nature in Agii Apostoli Chania is unique. A beautiful complex of sandy beaches where people tend to swim throughout the year, a beautiful pine forest where we love to do our walking, skating or nature observation.A playground for the children is located next to an open gym so the whole family can benefit from the visit!
It is very challenging and embarrassing at times as kids tend to ask too many questions so I need to have Google handy. I’m never sure about the life expectancy of the pine trees or the number of ants in the specific nest.
Let us not talk about how many people swim today in Agii Apostoli Chania, in the winter maybe you can count them but in the summer it’s more than a task. Caves, ruins and different paths to follow-all safe- are there to add extra mystery to your day if you feel like it! 
The area is named after the chapel of Ag. Apostoloi Chania which is located on top of the hill, where the view is breathtaking and lots of events and ceremonies take place especially during the summer.  
The park is joyful and vibrant all day long. Locals and tourists enjoy the fresh air and most perform different activities, such as walking, jogging, biking, while there are many quiet spots suitable for quiet meditation or… exploration! Sports Beach Volley and rackets are very popular throughout the year with several clubs and associations which perform different tournaments while the whole area attracts triathlon athletes who find the perfect spot for their training. Even if you pay a short visit to Chania, this is simply not the place to miss. The place has so much to offer, you will definitely wish to come back!

Anastasia Lainaki Zacharopoulou

Greek blogger Anastasia lives in Chania, on the west side of Crete. She is the mother of two young children. Be inspired by Anastasia's local knowledge and join her in her journey around Crete.


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    Tasos Asimakis

    March 18, 2018

    Excellent effort!

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      Celeste Tat

      March 21, 2018

      Thank you so much for your feedback!

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    March 18, 2018

    Such a lovely story you shared Anastasia!!!! Your children are really blessed to grow up in such a magic scenery!!!!

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    July 12, 2018

    This is a great blog! Me and my husband and our 2 children will move in Chania at the end of September. Believe it or not, this article makes us consider Agii apostoli village as the place we want to raise our boys. Can you please tell us if you have any idea of a good English kindergarten close to this village? Or maybe as a local, Anastasia can give us a name for a local travel agency from where to start looking for a long term rental in this wonderful place? That would be very much appreciated! Thank you very much and we can not wait to travel in Greece in this amazing places you post in your blog! This is very helpful!

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    July 12, 2018

    Great article! How can we get in contact with Anastasia? Does she have another blog where she writes? We would love to know more about her lovely village. Thank you!

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      Anastasia Lainaki Zacharopoulou

      July 12, 2018

      Thank you for your kind comments. Anastasia will get in touch with you via mail to help out!

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    Lena Legler

    July 9, 2019

    I am from Sweden. I am going back to Agii Apostoli for the seventh time in the beginning of September. Same hote. Okeanis Golden Resort. I love the place, would like to meet you. Get in contact with me at [email protected].

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