1Balos Beach

Balos beach is a natural paradise in the western part of Chania and an overall fantastic experience, whether you planning to go there by car or by boat. It is one of the best beaches in Crete and should be at the top of your list. 

2Old Venetian Harbour

The Venetian Harbour is one of the most beautiful places in Crete and stands as the most photographed landmark too! The walk to the lighthouse is an absolute must, especially in the evening to catch the sunset.

3Elafonisi Beach

Elafonisi is probably the most recognized beach in Crete and for a good reason! It has been voted the 2nd best beach in Europe and ranks as one of the Top 10 beaches in the world! Need we say more? 

4Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is a wonder of nature as Europe’s longest gorge. It is 16 km long and while it might not be for everyone, it is definitely an experience to be considered if you want to emerge in Cretan nature. Did we mention you can also catch a glimpse of Kri-Kri, the Cretan goats?

5Old Venetian Town

Strolling down the narrow and colorful streets of the Venetian Town, you feel like have been transported to a different era. Every corner has a historic and romantic feel to it, making the Venetian Town a place you shouldn’t miss if you’re travelling to Chania!

6Seitan Limania Beach

Seitan Limani used to be a secret beach, but over the past few years has risen in popularity. Its unique rock formations and gorgeous blue waters attract tourists and locals alike, making it one of the most popular beaches of Crete.

7Chania Archaeological Museum

Whether you are a history buff or not, the Archaeological Museum of Chania should spark your interest as you get to learn more about the history of Chania. Since you have been walking around an ancient city, might as well know a few things about it, right?

8Falassarna Beach

Falassarna is the favorite beach for many tourists as well as locals, and it is often overlooked by many. It has a long coastline and has some of the gorgeous waves, given the right weather.