Kounoupidiana is small town located on the Akrotiri peninsula, 8km from the city of Chania and only 6km from the International Airport. It has a population of around 1500 and the facilities of the Cretan Polytechnic University are nearby.  It is in close proximity of some of the best beaches for swimming, sunbathing and watersports including Marathi Beach, Loutraki Beach and Stavros Beach. The town has a supermarket, pharmacies and local amenities for locals and visitors and is well equipped with holiday accommodation for those that need it. Kounoupidiana is a great location for those wishing to be close to Chania without being in the centre but still having quick access to areas of natural beauty and fantastic beaches.