Agia Marina is a seaside village located just 9km west of Chania city and is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the area. It is named after the local church of Agia Marina, which is celebrated on July 17. The village’s shoreline is stunning, with a succession of sandy beaches and small artificial piers for swimming. Along the beach, visitors can find all the amenities and services they need. Additionally, just 1.5km south of Agia Marina lies the Nerospilia Cave, which is full of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, but is currently inaccessible due to it being on private land. In Agia Marina, visitors can also check out the local folklore museum. Opposite the beach, lies the protected Thodorou Island, which has been declared a natural reserve and is home to a large colony of endangered Cretan wild goats. Boat excursions to the island are offered occasionally, however, special permission is required by the Forest Service. The small harbour of the islet features a small sandy beach with a view of Agia Marina.