Akrotiri has a coastal zone of about 60 km long and is revealed around presenting unique diversity. In the north-northeastern part, the hilly area sinks into the sea of the Cretan Sea, forming steep rocky shores with large slopes. In the northwest and southeast, there are small bays with beautiful sandy beaches.
Akrotiri has plenty of beaches, caves, monasteries, and walking routes, making it the ideal place to escape from the stress of the city.
In ancient times, its name was "Kyamon", while its official name today is Akrotiri Melechas. Akrotiri of Chania is essentially a peninsula located in the northeastern part of the Regional Unity of Chania, extending east of the city of Chania. It joins the rest of the island with a "neck" about 3 km wide, thus forming on its eastern side the bay of Souda, and on its western side the bay of Chania. In the Municipal Unity of Akrotiri live about 13,000 inhabitants and has an area of 112,644 acres.
The mountainous zone is characterized by an extensive mountain range that develops in an NW-SE direction, occupying the northeastern part of the Cape. It builds of carbonate rocks and is presented by numerous mountain peaks at altitudes usually 350 - 420 meters with the highest "Skloka" which is at an altitude of 529 meters dominating the eastern part.
The mountain range was crossed in places by mostly small gorges and streams created by the combination of rugged tectonics and rapid uplift movements that accelerated the erosion process. The relief is characterized by exceptional roughness and the image of the mountainous rocky landscape prevails everywhere with the multifaceted slopes characterized by strong slopes and the numerous karst structures that have formed cavities, caves, dolines, finger carvings, etc. of various sizes and shapes.
The coastal zone develops around Akrotiri and is presented with exceptional diversity. In its north-northeastern part, the mountain massif sinks into the sea of the Cretan Sea, thus forming steep rocky shores with strong slopes. In contrast, in the northwestern and southeastern parts of Akrotiri very picturesque small bays are created that offer images of unique natural beauty.
Akrotiri has the following eight beautiful sandy beaches: