Experiences & Activities in Chania

Fascinating experiences at the most iconic landmarks of Chania and Crete

Known over the world as a cosmopolitan island that attracts visitors from all around the globe with its rich natural beauty, archaeological sites, historical landmarks, and pristine azure beaches, Crete is truly a sight to behold. And especially Chania’s captivating architecture, cultural heritage, and mouthwatering gastronomy have never failed to leave visitors astonished.

Whether you’re visiting on a business trip, a family vacation, or a romantic jaunt, taking the time to enjoy the unique experiences and activities in Chania should be at the top of your list. Below you’ll find a curated selection of experiences that you should definitely not miss while in Crete. Bear in mind that our staff will always be by your side and ready to help you arrange cruises and excursions to any destination on the island.

Thrilling Water Sports

Crete is a hub for all kinds of water sports enthusiasts. While in Chania, don’t miss the chance to enjoy water activities on the aquamarine waters of the Cretan Sea while exploring the colorful underwater life in a scuba diving or snorkeling tour, or watch the mesmerizing sunset while paddling away across the coastline on a SUP board.

Wine & Olive Oil Tasting

Crete is famous worldwide as one of the most exclusive producers of top-notch Greek products like virgin olive oil and premium wine. Here you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness local producers at work, learn about the secrets of wine and olive oil making first-hand, and tease your taste buds by tasting the most delicious treats right where they are made.

Countryside Adventures

The landscapes of the island are so diverse that visitors are often surprised by how many fascinating activities in Crete can be enjoyed away from all the popular beaches. Skip the crowds and get off the beaten path to explore the famous White Mountains and picturesque villages, witness spellbinding panoramas, and discover lesser-known traditional tavernas only locals know about.

Archaeological Museum of Chania

The city of Chania offers much more than pristine sandy beaches, captivating gastronomy, and a charming city center. For those interested in digging deeper into the island’s culture and looking into its rich history, a visit to the Archaeological Museum is a must-do activity in Chania. This museum features an astonishing collection of artifacts dating back to the Neolithic period, all housed in an enchanting old Venetian monastery.

Chrysopigi Monastery

For thousands of years, religion has played a very prominent part in shaping the culture, customs, tradition, art, and architecture of Crete. The island is dotted with monasteries and churches of all ages, styles, and times that deserve a spot on your itinerary. One of them that truly stands out is the Monastery of Chrysopigi, which is housed in a 16th-century building and is inhabited by nuns who farm the adjacent fields with exclusively organic methods.

Maritime Museum of Crete

Located right across the edge of the Venetian harbor of Chania and the famous lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Crete is a must-do activity in Chania for those who want to better understand the history of the island and discover how maritime activities influenced locals and shaped their lives for centuries. Its exhibits span the Minoan, Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish periods, providing invaluable insight into local culture and Crete’s rich maritime heritage.

Eleftherios Venizelos Museum

Housed in the erstwhile permanent residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, former prime minister of Greece and one of the most influential political figures of the modern state of the country, this museum narrates the story of the famous politician along with guiding visitors through different historical periods by exhibiting everyday household items, furniture, and artworks. If you’re a history buff, you can’t miss out on this one!