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.