Activities such as horse-riding, hiking and cycling can be found nearby as well as other activities such as water sports like jet-ski, surfing, scuba diving, paddle boats and canoe.

Things to do nearby Chania

Crete island and especially Chania region offers several places of rare natural beauty and interest. The combination of sun, sea, mountains, wild rivers, gorges, narrow trails, and the many small Cretan villages; all create this undiscovered sports paradise in the Southern part of Europe and they wait to be explored.


Nearby Activities

Take a sailing trip with a private skipper. Individually designed routes and duration make this a tailor-made experience.

Our hotel, with the co-operation of the “PADI” certified Blue Adventures Diving center offers a wide range of activities for both beginners, as well as experienced or certified divers.


  • Transportation to and from the hotel
  • One day course
  • DSD PADI Manual
  • Equipment and theory at the diving center
  • Diving skill in the pool
  • Sea dive: max depth 12 m.
  • Referral paper to continue for PADI Open Water Certificate (1st day)

The diving program is valid for children of 10 years and over, and it must be combined with a minimum stay of two (2) days for safety reasons. Total cost 85 euro per person.

For those who enjoy cave exploration, there are several nearby caves to visit on the mountain at Kolymbari. Also other caves can be found at the Akrotiri peninsula and on the south coast of the island.

Agricultural August is an event held at the Chania Old Venetian harbor every August. Locals from each village set up kiosks with their local produce. This is a good place to sample and buy Cretan pastries, ‘dakos’ (the local barley rusks), olive oil, cheese and other dairy products as well as handmade textiles. Several events are held during this festive time and feature Greek and Cretan live music and dancing.

Visit the olive tree in Vouves village – it is known to be the oldest olive tree in the world (estimated at 4000 years old) and still produces olives today. Here also is the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves – a small museum housed in a traditional home. For more info have a look at: olive museum vouves

Visit an olive oil production and bottling plant where extra virgin local olive oil is produced and bottled.

Visit wineries where you can, other than viewing the wineries and sampling Cretan wines also participate in wine picking (possible only at certain times of the year. The making of local tsikoudia can also be viewed (usually in September month).

See the sheep shearing (usually April and October months) is a several days event that takes place in nearby small villages.

Visit a local fabrics and textile manufacturing plant. Here you can see how the traditional linen and carpets are made.

Naval Week is held annually in July at Souda Bay (the port of Chania) and features exhibitions and events (also tours on a military war ship).

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