Chania Beach Glass, Crete, Greece

by Jennifer T.
(Seattle, WA USA)

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Chania, Crete, Greece 3/27/16

I would rate this beach as "Good" for the amount of jewelry grade glass found. We thought it was excellent for the wonderful variety of glass, pottery, and ceramics that we found. Lots of unusual colors, big chunky old glass, and lots of perfectly smooth, frosted pieces.

The beach that runs along the bay is small in length, and very rocky in the places we were most successful.

My best find of the day was a beautiful bottle stopper in mint condition. I also found a nice, albeit small, smoky blue piece, a few pieces of jadeite, and some very nice aquas.

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Jul 01, 2023
Which beach at Chania?
by: Debbie

I live near Chania and have been trying to find this beach for several years without any luck. I've been to the peninsula and looked at the beach at Seitan Limani (quite difficult to get to) but that doesn't seem to be the correct one. If anybody knows which beach has the seaglass, please let me know.

I do find quite a bit of well-rounded seaglass washed up on Kalyves Beach each winter and have been told that it washes in from across the bay where there used to be a glass factory on the cliffs on the Chania peninsula, but still been unable to find this beach, despite several attempts.

Aug 25, 2019
Title. Eea glass beach Chania
by: GILL

Hello I am in Chania Crete and wondered which beach it is, can some please tell me.
Thanks Gill Australia

Apr 14, 2016
by: Bluehowler

I live those pottery pieces; I wish I could see a larger resolution image!

Apr 14, 2016
Chania Beach Glass
by: Adele Price

Fabulous finds! Been to Crete a few times but in those days I wasn't a Seaglass hunter lol! Must go back soon.

Apr 14, 2016
Crete, Greece sea gass treasures
by: David and Lin at OdysseySeaGlass

Thank you for your report on Chania sea glass, Jennifer.

Greece offers so many possibilities for sea glass an other beach finds. However, with thousands of beaches, not all with the conditions to produce good beach glass, reports like this one with photos and specifics are really helpful.

Want to go to Crete, anyone?

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