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Chania Prefecture

4.3
Beaches · Marinas · National Parks
Covering Crete's western section, Chania prefecture features some of the island's least spoiled natural areas, as well as its only freshwater lake. Most tourists concentrate on the prefecture's namesake capital, overlooking the dramatic landscapes of the region's sprawling national park. Designated as one of UNESCO's biosphere reserves, the park contains a rugged gorge known for sheltering many endemic plant species and providing a much-needed refuge for the rare kri-kri goat. Test your best hiking shoes by exploring this nature lover's paradise on day trips from the town of Chania, or settle in one of the nearby villages and spend your vacation touring the island's less-frequented southwestern shore. Make your own Chania Prefecture vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Greece day trip app.
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Popular things to do in Chania Prefecture

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Garden
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete Fournes
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Water Body
Lake Kournas Kournas
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Samaria Gorge National Park Sfakia
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Farm
Astrikas Estate Biolea Astrikas
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Chania Prefecture

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Specialty Museum
MINOAN'S WORLD Chania Town
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
Souda Bay War Cemetery Souda
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Chania Town
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Manousakis Winery Vatolakkos
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Chania Prefecture

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse Chania Town
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) Akrotiri
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Cemetery
German War Cemetery Maleme
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Chania Prefecture

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Beach
Seitan Limania Beach Akrotiri
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Iguana Beach Agii Apostoli
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Nea Chora Beach Chania Town
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Balos Lagoon Kissamos
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Beaches in Chania Prefecture

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Beach
Elafonissi Beach Elafonissi
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach Agii Apostoli
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Grammeno Palaiochora
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Kalathas Beach Kalathas
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Chania Prefecture

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alexia Handmade Jewelry Chania Town
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bonsai and Art Trachilos
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Flea Market
Municipal Market of Chani Chania Town
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Armenis Chania Town
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mandali Local Products & More Kournas
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Horseback Riding Tour
Zoraida's Horse Riding Paralia Kourna
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Speed Boats Tour
Falasarna Private Cruises Falassarna
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tetraktis Studio Chania Town
4.0
Duration: 1 hour