Things to do in Chania: Villages

In cosmopolitan yet traditional Chania, there is a wealth of things to do in the town and the nearby areas. Do not miss the chance to explore coastal villages and Gavdos islet, to discover peaceful havens in in azure coloured background, blessed with beauty and tranquility, not afar from cosmopolitan Chania!


On the southern side of Chania prefecture, about 74 km far from the city, you can find Sfakia, a place you can’t ignore while in Crete! Combining the wilderness of the mountainous landscape with the tranquility of the sea, the area offers a soul soothing getaway. The temperament of the locals with their unpretentious spirit of hospitality is captivating. From the port of Sfakia you can take a boat trip to Loutro-Aghia Roumeli-Paleochora.


The cycladic landscape in Loutro will make you feel like you are in a quiet village in Cyclades. This picturesque fishing village close to Sfakia, is situated on a gulf surrounded by small whitewashed houses and can be reached only by the sea. Swim at the nearby beaches, taste homemade delicacies and enjoy a cosmopolitan retreat away from the noisy culture.

Gavdos island

If isolation is what you look for and you feel like enjoying the simplicity of life in totally untouched nature, you must visit Gavdos island. Take some time for yourself and experience utter tranquility far from the mundane, on the southernmost edge of Greece and Europe! Gavdos islet  is a popular destination among nature lovers and free campers as well.