Chania Things to do

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 centers 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.

We have selected below the best things to do in Chania but you can find more in the following sections: Sightseeing, Tours & Activities, Beaches, Villages, Eat & Drink, Sports, Shopping, Wellness, Workshops & other.

Do you love hiking? Want to discover the gorges of Chania in a unique way? Do not miss the Hiking Tours to Samaria Gorges.

Discover the best things to do in Chania

  • +110 Things to See
    Discover the sightseeings, beaches and villages of the region.
  • +50 Restaurants and Bars
    Discover our selection with the best restaurants and cafe in the area.
  • Tours & Activities
    Discover the town and area with more some tours and excursions proposed.
  • Hiking in Chania
    The Gorge of Samaria lies on the southern side and is a wonderful place for hikers.
  • Scuba diving
    The sea bottom of Crete host many treasures, which is why scuba diving is developing in Chania.
  • Sailing around
    Discover the secrets of the area on beautiful sailing boats.
  • Windsurfing
    Organized windsurfing centres in Chania are limited, but the wind is great for this sports.
  • Shopping
    The main shopping center of the region in Chania Town. Especially the Old Town.
  • Workshops
    Discover pottery classes for adults, beginners or advanced with morning and afternoon sections.
  • Festivals & Events
    Discover the festivals, religious feasts and cultural events in the area.
  • Traditional hammam
    A hammam brings beauty, well-being, and body care in total harmony with a relaxation of mind.
  • Buy a House
    Have a look in our list with real estate agencies in Chania that can help you find or construct your perfect home there.