Places to Visit in Chania

Balos Lagoon

Balos lagoon located on the northwest coast of Crete is a natural highlight. Balos Lagoon lies between Gramvousa peninsula and Cape Tigani and is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, therefore is a must-see destination for those looking for a paradise escape.
The waters of Balos lagoon gradually change from shallow to deep blue, creating a rainbow of blue and green colors and turquoise. The combination of colors and natural beauty makes Balos Lagoon look almost otherworldly. Getting to Balos lagoon is an experience in itself.
To reaching this beautiful lagoon you can take a boat ride or you can go hiking. The positive on boat ride is that offers a panoramic view of the rugged coastline as well as the surrounding sea. The hike takes you through the rugged terrain and offers panoramic views from the mountain above.

Elafonisi Chania

Located in the southwest corner of Crete with his beautiful pink sand beaches is a must-see for any traveler looking for a beautiful escape. The fantastic pink sand is a result of the crushed seashell and coral fragments that accumulate on the beach. The soft powdery sand has a dreamy feel and contrasts perfectly with the turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
The pink color of the sand is also known as the “pink beach” due to its rosy tint, especially during the sunset when the color is especially vivid.
Because of the shallow waters region are perfect for swimming for families and for those looking for a relaxing swim, the crystal-clear water gradually deepens, allowing you to wade or swim for extended periods of time. Elafonisi beach is also famous for its small islet, which you can reach on foot during low tide.

Samaria Gorge

Gorge of Samaria is located in the White Mountains of Crete, is one of the most renowned tourist natural attractions on the island.
Carved by the waters of the Tarraios River, Samaria Gorge is a winding chasm that stretches for approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles). It is part of the Samaria National Park, a protected area known for its diverse flora and fauna, including rare species that find refuge in the gorge’s rugged terrain. This majestic gorge is not only a haven for nature enthusiasts and hikers but also holds cultural and ecological significance.
The hike culminates at the village of Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, where weary trekkers can cool off in the crystal-clear waters or enjoy a well-deserved meal in one of the local restaurants. All visitors from Agia Roumeli take a boat to the nearby village of Hora Sfakion or other coastal settlements, completing the journey and avoiding the need to backtrack through the gorge.


Paleochora is a small town around 77 km south of Chania, city is located on an 11 km long coastline washed by the South Cretan Sea. Regions based economy is on tourism and agriculture.
In early 1970s has developed as a quiet holiday destination because it was popular with hippies.
Around the wider area has very well-organized beaches, but also beautiful isolated small anchorages. There are located hotels, bars, restaurants, taverns, cafes, museums and night clubs, and there are bank branches, post office, health centre, pharmacies, police station, coastguard and customs. Many ferries connecting Paleochora with Sougia, Chora Sfakion, Gavdos dockb Agia Roumeli and Loutro.