Excursions in Crete
Crete offers so much variety that it has often been described as a continent on an island. Wherever you are located on your holiday, there is so much to see in Crete that you probably won't want to spend all your time at the beach.
Below are a few day trips that you can undertake from the Chania region
Note that these excursions are meant to be done by car or other forms of transport. Walks have their own section. One exception is the Gorge of Samaria which has been included in both sections.
- A visitor's guide of Chania
- The gorge of Samaria
- The plateau of Omalos
- The village and Hellenistic site of Polyrinia
- Elafonisi beach and island
- Balos Bay and Gramvousa
- Falasarna beach and ancient harbour
- The ancient city of Aptera
- Moni Preveli - Preveli monastery
If you prefer to join an organized bus excursion you will generally find the following day trips on offer in tourist resorts: Samaria gorge walk, Imbros gorge walk, Elafonisi beach, Balos and Gramvousa boat trip as well as excursions to Knossos palace and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum..
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