The Best Things To Do in Chania

One of the most beautiful towns in Greece, Chania is known for its cobbled streets that are bordered with boutiques selling clothes, ceramics, and local artworks. Some of the tourist attractions in Chania consist of visiting old Harbour, Maritime Museum of Crete, Archaeological museum and many others. 

People visit Chania to see the oldest lighthouse in Greece which is located in Chania’s old harbour. There are some museums that can attract you to this town such as Museum of Typography, Folklore museum of Chania, amongst others. The Monasteries of Akrotiri Peninsula are also historical and offer a travel into the world of past and spirituality. With an array of things to do in Chania, it is indeed one of the towns in Greece that you can’t afford to miss.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Chania, Greece

Must see places in Chania ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Chania and point of interests to visit.

  1. Old Venetian Harbor

    #1 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Botanical Park Of Crete

    #2 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    Botanical Park Of Crete

    Tags: Mountain, Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Lake

    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. Chania Archaeological Museum

    #3 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete

    #4 of 49 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. Limnoupolis Water Park

    #5 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Ancient Aptera

    #6 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Agii Apostoli

    #7 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Folklore Museum Of Chania

    #8 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Nautical Museum Of Crete

    #9 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Museum Of Typography

    #10 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
    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. Pistapark

    #11 of 49 Things To Do in Chania

    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. Elephant Cave

    #12 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
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    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. Minos Beach Art Hotel

    #13 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
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    Timings: 24-hrs Details
  14. Georgioupoli

    #14 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
  15. Serenissima Boutique Hotel

    #15 of 49 Things To Do in Chania
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