Family and Kids in Chania

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Chania? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Chania, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Chania.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Chania for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Old Venetian Harbor

    Family and Kids

    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 are particularly enchanted by the various monuments left behind by the foreign occupations – Venetian, Ottoman, and Egyptian. The harbour, built by the Venetians in the 14the century, quickl...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Botanical Park Of Crete

    Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Bird Watching

    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 commemorating the fire. The highlights of the park are: 150 species of fruit trees; and the dozens of herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants that Cretan mountains are famous for. Animals such as b...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Chania Archaeological Museum

    Educational Site

    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 established here in 1963. Its exhibits, arranged in chronological order, mostly cover: Pottery, carved stone objects, sealstones, sculpture, metalwork, gold jewellery and coins Roman mosaics Neolithic cla...Read more
  4. Amazing Chania attraction for kids
    Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete

    Family and Kids

    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 fantastic panoramic view of the harbour… and then come down to the museum. The Maritime Museum of Crete is a red building that covers history right from antiquity to the Battle of Crete. High...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Limnoupolis Water Park

    Water Park, Water Sport

    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. This water park offers fantastic rides, slides and water fun. Limnoupolis is located in a green, scenic area which sets it apart from many other parks of its kind which are often sadly devoid of veget...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Chania
    Ancient Aptera

    Family and Kids

    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 the Muses and the Sirens, in which the losing Sirens were stripped of their wings. The city was entirely ruined by a 7th century earthquake. Today, the highlights are: A monastery of St. John The...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Agii Apostoli


    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, its charming woods, its pretty and small coves, and beaches that are a favourite with Chania residents on the weekends. The three beaches are: Chrissi Akti: Golden colored sands The Horseshoe Bea...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Nautical Museum Of Crete

    Family and Kids

    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 World War. It has a collection of models of different ships, nautical instruments and historic photographs. The second site, which is on the opposite side of the port, has a reconstructed Minoan boat...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Elephant Cave Image

    Family and Kids

    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 found its entrance. After passing the 6.5 metres wide and 9 metres high entrance, you would have to pass a tunnel of forty metres. After swimming in, you would be able to observe an exquisite seri...Read more