Best Things To Do in Chania, Greece

Whether you're visiting Chania for a few days or are a localite, Chania is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Chania. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Chania. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Chania. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Chania keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Chania listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Chania which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Chania will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Chania recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Chania

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Chania that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 756 itineraries
    Old Venetian Harbor

    Tags: Harbour

    Address: Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete, Greece

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is practically the only reason people even come to Chania– A gem of natural beauty and history. As if lovely bars, cafes and restaurants in front of a seaside weren’t enough, tourists...Read more

  2. #2 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 748 itineraries
    Botanical Park Of Crete

    Tags: Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Lake, Bird Watching

    Address: Skordalou Kidonias Chania Crete, Chania 730 05, Greece

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Looking at this 20 hectare park, 18km from Chania, it’s hard to imagine this lush wonderland was ever a victim of fire… which happened in 2003; there’s a centennial olive tree here ...Read more

  3. #3 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 607 itineraries
    Chania Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Architecture

    Address: 30 Halidon, Chania, Greece

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    This Venetian Church of St. Francis, which was reportedly once the largest church in Chania, was once also taken over by the Turkish and converted into a mosque. The Archaeological Museum was establis...Read more

  4. #4 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Historical Site, War Memorial

    Address: Maritime Museum of Crete, Akti Koundourioti, Chania

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The building was used as a barracks to house the Turkish army,to protect Chania from raiders from the sea. This was also the place where Crete’s union with Greece was celebrated. Check out the f...Read more

  5. #5 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 186 itineraries
    Limnoupolis Water Park

    Tags: Water Body, Water Park, Entertainment, Water Sport

    Address: Varipetro, Chania 73100, Greece

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Greece can get pretty hot. That’s why people of Chania head out to this fantastic little water park. It’s not got much, only 11 rides, but those 11 are spectacularly fun and addictive. Thi...Read more

  6. #6 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 557 itineraries
    Ancient Aptera

    Tags: Temple, Ancient Ruin, Theatre, Architecture

    Address: Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    13 km from Chania are the ruins of Aptera, an ancient city that was very powerful from Minoan to Hellenistic times. The name means ‘without wings’, and refers to a legendary battle between...Read more

  7. #7 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 339 itineraries
    Agii Apostoli

    Tags: Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, Village

    Address: Agii Apostoli, Crete, Greece

    This small waterfront village takes its name from its church, the Agioi Apostoloi ("Saint Apostles"). Only 4 km from Chania, it’s famous for its summer volleyball tournaments, its sardine feast,...Read more

  8. #8 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 253 itineraries
    Folklore Museum Of Chania

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Natural History Museum

    Address: Halidon 46B, Chania Town, Crete 73134,Greece

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Curated by Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandraki the Museum is housed within the Firka Fortress, just like the Maritime Museum. It’s an improperly named, because it has little to do with storytel...Read more

  9. #9 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 474 itineraries
    Nautical Museum Of Crete

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Akti Kountourioti, Chania 731 31, Greece

    Timings: 08:30 am - 03:00 pm Details

    This fascinating museum was opened in 1973. It is spread on two different sites in the same city. The main building displays the recent nautical history, as well as from the last century and Second Wo...Read more

  10. #10 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 89 itineraries
    Museum Of Typography

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Park of small industries - Building 1303,Chania Town, Crete, Greece

    Timings: 10:00 am - 02:30 pm Details

    Yannis Garedakis, founder of the paper Haniotika Nea, was enraptured n his youth by the solemnity of typographers manually setting type. Year later, that led to him beginning a collection of printing ...Read more

  11. #11 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 410 itineraries

    Tags: Waterfront, Park, Water Park, Entertainment

    Address: Varipetro Chania Kreta, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece

    Timings: 09:30 am - 11:00 pm Details

    5 km away from Chania, in an Olive Tree dominated landscape, is a lovely surprise of an attraction – GoKarting in Crete! Situated right next to the popular waterpark, this place has an ultra-mod...Read more

  12. #12 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    Elephant Cave Image

    Tags: Cave, Historical Site

    Address: Vamos 730 08, Greece

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Elephant cave is one of the most spellbinding underwater caves in Greece where the bones of a unique species of elephant were found. The existence of the cave was not known until 1999 when a fisherman...Read more

  13. #13 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Minos Beach Art Hotel Image
    Timings: 24-hrs Details
    Google Reviews
    A S

    Great location and historic hotel in Crete, an hour's drive from Herakleion. Well known for it's art installations and high quality. Very impressed with the interior and design, the friendliness and p...

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  14. #14 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 1 itinerary
    Serenissima Boutique Hotel Image
    Timings: 24-hrs Details
    Google Reviews
    Philip Rainwater

    We stayed four nights. The accommodations and location are ideal. Very clean and updated. The staff is friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was a treat each morning. The coffee, the yogur...

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  15. #15 of 55 Things To Do in Chania
    - Used in 3 itineraries

Activities And Tours

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