Heraklion taxi provides private transfers from Heraklion airport to Kolympari.
Kolymbari, a large village at the foot of the Rodopou peninsula is still relatively unaffected by tourism.
Getting there: 23 km west of Chania with frequent bus connections.
Atmosphere: A quiet village nestling between the sea and the cliffs.
Accommodation: There are a few small hotels in the village as well as a number of new accommodation close to the beach.