Chania Things to do

Chania Things to do
Guide to things to do in Chania, Greece

There are many chances for alternative things to do Chania, apart from beach holidays. Diving is gradually developing in the region of Chania as the coastline of Crete is rich is sea flora, rare fish species, ancient wrecks and other interesting diving spots. Most diving centres are found on the northern coasts of Chania and offer diving trips and courses of all levels. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also developing in the western coasts of Chania.

The region of Chania is also perfect for hiking. In fact, many hikers come to Crete mostly in spring and autumn to walk the hiking trails in the inland. Along their way, they see interesting sights, authentic villages and secluded beaches. Samaria Gorge is the most popular hiking spot in Chania. Before flying back home, taste and buy local traditional products and souvenirs from Crete.

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Explore Chania
Discover the sightseeings, beaches and villages of the region.
Tours
Discover the town and area with more some tours and excursions proposed.
Shopping
The main shopping center of the region in Chania Town. Especially the Old Town.
Festivals & Events
Discover the festivals, religious feasts and cultural events in the area.
Chania diving
The sea bottom of Crete host many treasures, which is why scuba diving is developing in Chania.
Chania windsurfing and kitesurfing
Organized windsurfing centres in Chania are limited, but the wind is great for this sports.
Sailing
Discover the secrets of the area on beautiful sailing boats.
Hiking
The Gorge of Samaria lies on the southern side and is a wonderful place for hikers.
Worksop
Discover pottery classes for adults, beginners or advanced with morning and afternoon sections.
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Get out of my way
Judging by the weather outside, summer is almost here and this reminds me of sea and sand. So I decided to delve into the archives and found this. 

The story behind the shot:

Chania is a beautiful town - famous for its characteristic venetian-style houses and the pretty anutique harbour (as well as for being the capital of one of the four Cretan prefectures). A paradise for the photographer - if you have weather on your side.

When I was there the sun was bright and high in the sky and the sky itself was dull blue. Normal people totally fall for this kind of weather - after all, it's warm, it's nice to be outside and the sky is spotless. Not me, though. Because photographers are NOT normal people and need some drama. 

So, while I was strolling around the harbour and taking pictures I saw those two sitting on a bench. Shots of people are not my exactly my element but I couldn't resist capturing this. 

For the record - the lighthouse in the background is a famous building - there are several almost identical buildings all over Crete - one in Rethymno, for sure. Chania is famous with that one, though (as well as with a few other buidings I'll show you some other time). 

Photoadvice:
The Venetian harbour is crammed with tourists, carriages and all kinds of people so you'll have a harder time getting a shot WITHOUT people in it than the other way round. The harbour is really picturesque in the late afternoon or after the sun goes down but you'll have to find an accommodation in the area.
Springtime Balos - on a 'thin clouds filtered' afternoon