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Rimmed by 1,046 km of pristine coastline, Crete is as if tailor-designed for boat trips. Whether you want to snorkel in crystalline waters, get your adrenaline going with a speed ride or sail through jaw-dropping seascapes, options in Chania are aplenty.
Here are our handpicked suggestions for the most memorable boat trips in Chania.
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Crete comes with scores of great hikes. Gorges are aplenty – and luscious flora and fauna aside, they offer captivating glimpses of life through the centuries, with antique chapels, time-forgotten stone houses and mills and caves haunted by ghosts of medieval hermits. There is also unforgettable food in Crete, with an array of wholesome but toothsome traditional delicacies that form the basis of the world-renowned Mediterranean diet.
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From beaches to swim and bays to snorkel to mountains to conquer and from olive groves to tour to gorges to hike, rivers to cross, and caves to discover, the highly diversified landscape of Chania on Crete beckons the explorer in you.
Do you feel the call of the great outdoors? Are you looking for authentic experiences peppered with inside stories, unique natural wonders, architectural miracles and the best of local gastronomy? Here are our suggestions for a day’s worth of an off-the-beaten-path adventure in Chania – all designed and delivered by our partner, Trekking Hellas.
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Seamlessly fusing past and present, Chania has a long and turbulent history that’s imprinted in its every photogenic nook and cranny. From sea-gazing Venetian mansions to Ottoman minarets and Jewish mosques, the old town’s architecture captivates the world’s aesthetes, history buffs and culture aficionados. Are you one of them? Planning to visit Chania and wondering what to do to maximise your time there? Pack a camera and comfy shoes – you’ll be walking a lot, that’s for sure! – and get ready to delve deep into ancient mysteries and experience ageless mystique.
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Chania is one of the most picturesque Mediterranean ports – but also a living and breathing, modern city with abundant charms.
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Ever wondered when it’s the best time to visit Crete? Greece’s largest island is a yearlong wonderland – a four seasons destination brimming with attractions no matter the weather. But in spring, it’s perhaps at its most stunning, with nature’s blooming beauty setting the stage for an unforgettable escapade.
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Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, days are longer and there’s something in the air: all the telltale signs are there. Spring has finally sprung! And in Crete, this means clear blue, sunny skies above; and a carpet of green dotted with red, yellow and blue wildflowers, below.
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Crete is Greece’s largest and arguably most popular island for a number of diverse reasons. Sea-sun-sand and fun aside, modern-day travellers come here for the food, the wine, the culture and – of course – the historical attractions. From ancient palaces to imposing antique monasteries, there is much to take in. If you’re looking to skip the lines however it’s best to have a go at Crete’s lesser-known historical attractions.
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Are you a sea-sun-sand lover? Rimmed by 1,046 km of pristine coastline, Crete has a beach for all tastes. From exotic sandy strips to secluded rugged bays, and from cosmopolitan waterside resorts to sports buffs’ playgrounds, family-friendly havens and coves that beg for exploration. Choices are unending – and you can really take your pick as the mood strikes.
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With some of the world’s most stunning beaches, inimitable cuisine and a wealth of thrilling things to do, Crete’s one of the most popular summer destinations on the planet – but its allure is not exhausted on the sea-sun-and fun combo.