- Region: Crete
- Prefecture: Chania
- Municipality : Kolimbari
- Population: 133
Ravdoucha Village is one of the most beautiful and traditional places in Rodopos Peninsula, in Chania, West Crete. Τhis small village, just 133 inhabitants, is located on a hill with the memorable view, overlooking the gulf of Kissamos-Kastelli and also is very close to the beach.
Ravdoucha took its name for the Greek name Ravdi, that means that the weather Ravdizei (affects a lot) all the area.
The Village although is not well known for tourists is quite fond of Cretans and especially to discerning foodies as here you will find two delicious tavernas hidden in the olive groves and below the amazing, wild rocks and just steps away from Ravdoucha Beach.
There are no shops at the village just a few cafenions, enjoying a Greek coffee, some raki and local wine or even a beer.
How to get there
By Air: From May through mid-October there are direct charter flights to Chania and, more frequently, to the capital Heraklion. Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.
By Sea: The journey is the thing". A superb way of enjoying the journey to Crete is to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus (Pireas) - the port serving Athens. A still-romantic way to travel by the overnight ferry from Piraeus to Chania-Souda port or Chania-Souda Port. Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our website.
By Car: If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest our Partner Budget, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.
By Taxi: Book your taxi transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our website.
Where to stay
There are a few small hotels and some villas with private pool at Ravdoucha.
What to see & do
The Ravdouha Beach has several small bays with pebbles and amazing rock formations. Often the sea is affected by the west wind and is quite ideal for snorkeling. There are no umbrellas, but you can find shade under the trees on the beach or next to the rocks.
On the way to the beach you'll meet the cavernous small chapel of St. Onoufrios,