Kolymvari (Greek: Κολυμβάρι, Δήμος Κολυμβαρίου), also known as Kolymbari (Greek: Κολυμπάρι), is a coastal town at the southeastern end of the Rodopou peninsula on the Gulf of Chania. Kolymvari was formerly a municipality in the Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it has been a municipal unit [2] of the municipality Platanias. It was also formerly part of the Kissamos province, which covered the northwest of Chania Prefecture. The municipal unit has an area of 149.99 km2 (57.91 sq mi), including the mostly uninhabited and barren Rodopou peninsula to the west and some villages to the south: Rodopou, Afrata, Vasilopoulo, Spilia, Kares, Episkopi, Vouves, Glossa, Panethimos, Nochia, Deliana, Drakona, Ravdouchas, Kalidonia, and Kamisiana.[3]


Kolymvari is located in Greece
Location within the regional unit
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Coordinates: 35°32′N 23°47′E / 35.533°N 23.783°E / 35.533; 23.783Coordinates: 35°32′N 23°47′E / 35.533°N 23.783°E / 35.533; 23.783
Administrative regionCrete
Regional unitChania
 • Municipal unit150.0 km2 (57.9 sq mi)
 • Municipal unit
 • Municipal unit density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
 • Population1,109 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
730 06
Area code(s)28240
Vehicle registrationΧΝ, XB
WebsiteKolymvari Website

Kolymvari has only rocky beaches and is thus not as popular with tourists as the nearby resorts of Maleme and Platanias. Near the town is the historic Moni Gonia Monastery. The Spiliakos river enters the sea at Kolymvari.

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  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21.

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