The amazing town of Chania is a place that everyone, of any age, with family, friends or in romance duo should visit. Once there, you can’t miss out exploring small paradises few kilometres far from the town. Here are the top of the things to do in Chania in its magnificent nature.
Discover the secrets of this unique lake, located south of Georgioupolis, 47 km from Chania. In the 23m deep waters of one of the most important wetlands of the island live goldfishes, eels and water turtles. During summer, the taverns by the lake flood with people who come here to enjoy the excellence of nature and enjoy a sea bike ride in the calm waters.
The mountainous village of Therissos lays 15 km away from Chania, and is the place where Eleftherios Venizelos started the revolt declaring the political union of Crete with Greece as a single free constitutional state. Here, you can see the statue of the Cretan politician, the former general’s headquarter and the National Resistance Museum, with exhibits from 1941-1945 which underline the history of the place. Educational trips are interesting, but this is not only what this village has to offer! Hike at Therissos gorge in the wild beauty of the landscape and replenish your energy at a traditional tavern serving authentic Cretan delicacies you’ll love!
An absolute must-see in Crete! Find the Botanical park 15 km far from Chania, southern of Fournes village on the way to Omalos mountain. The park, covers 50 acres of land and the only one in Europe that specializes in fruit trees and herbs, with varieties that thrive both in warm and cool climate. The route inside the park is 1,5 miles long, worth to walk and merge with the awesome landscape.