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Agia Marina is 9 km away from Chania in the way to Castelli. It took its name from the church which is located on the small hill of the old village. The endless olive plantations, orangeries and all kindsof fruit-bearing trees with the limpid seashores make Agia Marina a modern touristic resort.
There is a beautiful 2.5 kilometer beach with all the standard facilities. The thin golden pink sand of this beach and the trees along the seafront create an exotic setting.
Looking to the north, 400 meters out at sea, is the island of Agii Theodori(Saint Theodor). It symbolizes the local holy guardian. In the ancient times the little island was considered to be a great monster coming from the sea, with its mouth wide open to swallow the nearby village Agia Marina. Poseidon, the god of the sea transformed the monster into rock, so as to save the village. Also according to mythology the golden color of the sand was created by the flames that came from the mouth of the terrible monster. In 1574, during the Venetian dominion, it was decided to fortify it, in order to prevent the Turks from landing in Platanias. So they built a multi-angled fortress on the highest point of the island and called it Turluru, and another multi-angled fortress at a lower level, which they called San Theodoro or San Francesco. There we find a three-aisled chapel of the St. Theodori, but only its foundations remain today. At the present time, the island serves as a rearing place for the Cretan mountain goat, kri-kri, and is protected area.
Very close to the beach, and only 500 meters away, is the traditional village of Pano Agia Marina(upper Agia Marina).Here you will see lovely traditinal Cretan houses and hospitable restaurants serve original Cretan dishes in a traditional atmosphere.In Pano Agia Marina there is also an underwater cave with unknown length, which become an issue of study for archaeologists and speleologists from all over the world.
Agia marina is a beautiful, fully organized small society with many shops, gas stations, hotels, pensions, restaurants - taverns, rent a car, café/bars, clubs, discoΆΆs, jewellers, water sports, camping and many other touristic enterprises.
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