With relaxation written through it like a stick of rock, this is bliss for couples or families coming to Crete to unwind. Holidays in Gerani are gloriously laid back and leisurely. There's a Blue Flag shore for serious sun-worship, a clutch of bars and tavernas to stroll to in the evening, and a sprinkling of self-catering holiday retreats – like the Silver Beach Studios, clustered round their pretty pool and set right beside the sea.
On Gerani holidays, all the action is focused at the water's edge …but don't think for a minute that 'action' means frenetic, or even energetic. Rarely crowded, the long beach is a mix of sand, shingle and pebble stretches. Watersports and beach volleyball provide excellent exercise and an even tan for those who feel inclined to indulge … and make great spectator sports for those who are happy to give them a miss.
After dark activity is largely table talk in the handful of bars and traditional tavernas – where an evening out is still comparatively cheap. Holidays in Gerani aren't big on bright lights and nightclubs – so killer heels can be replaced by casual comfort. But when you're ready to up the tempo a couple of notches, there are discos 2km away in Platanias, and a 10km taxi journey could see you sampling the busy bars and restaurants on Chania harbour.
So whether you've chosen it well in advance or you're booking a last minute holiday, in Gerani you may feel you've found the best of both worlds.
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