Chania
Private Experiences

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Chania Private Experiences

  • Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

    1. Chania: Old Town Highlights Private Tour with Street Food

    Meet your guide in Chania’s bustling market, then set off into historic Old Town. Unravel the history of Chania as you stroll around the streets and admire the impressively well-preserved architecture. Stroll along the cobbled narrow paths of the city, and learn about Chania’s Venetian past, renaissance heritage, and Ottoman influences. Pass by famous landmarks and soak up the charming atmosphere as you mingle with the locals. As you explore, discover the flavors of Cretan cuisine, stop at colorful food shops and taverns, selling wine, olive-oil, cheese, herbs, spices, and more, and enjoy street food samples along the way.  

    Friendly knowledgeable guide, lots of places you would otherwise never experience

  • Chania: 20 Minute Paragliding Tandem Flight

    2. Chania: 20 Minute Paragliding Tandem Flight

    Upon arriving at the take-off area, take some time to enjoy the beautiful views. Your pilot will begin to prepare the glider, while constantly and thoroughly checking the weather conditions. Watch him unfold the glider and deal with the hundreds of lines — a routine procedure for him. Then, gear up, putting your harness and helmet on. As your pilot prepares, he'll tell you a few things you need to know about the experience and describe how you'll feel in the air, so as to make the transition into flight easier on you. As the passenger, you'll go in front, connected to the pilot who will control the glider. He'll inflate the glider, and all you have to do is run a few steps forward. 3, 4, and you're off. There are no words to describe the feeling of flying over Chania, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. When you are close to the ground, you and your pilot will land softly, jogging a ...

    This was the best day! Yannis makes you feel very safe as well as being such a friendly guy that was very accommodating. Would highly recommend for something so thrilling

  • Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

    3. Kissamos: Balos and Gramvousa Private Sailing Trip with Meal

    Arrive to Kissamos Port by car or regional bus and board the sailboat with the green sails. Enjoy the company of only your private group and the crew and skipper as you cruise along the coast to Balos Lagoon and then to Imeri Gramvousa Island.  After about 1.5 hours of sailing, reach the lagoon, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise water, or treat yourself to some relaxing and sunbathing on the white sand for the next two hours.  Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch onboard the ship. Your next stop is the island of Imeri Gramvousa, where you can enjoy the stunning beach and swim in the crystal-clear water. If you'd like to snap an amazing photo of the Balos Lagoon, you will have the opportunity from the top of Gramvousa after a leisurely, 20-minute hike. At the top, built into the rock, you will spot the Venetian Castle, one of...

  • From Souda Port of Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Meal

    4. From Souda Port of Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Meal

    At 9:30 AM sail east out of the bay past the Souda Fortress on a small uninhabited island. If the winds are favorable stop to take a dip or some photos at the pebbled beach of the scenic white chapel of Agiannis. Follow the coast on the wind and marvel at views of the Ottoman fort high up on the hills and the fort of the Idjedin prison just below it. Continue past the seaside villages of Kalyves and Almyrida, around the Isle of Karga before reaching the lighthouse on the peninsula of Drapano. Again, if the gods of the winds are with you the boat will anchor in a tiny, secret cove for another quick swim. The wind will dictate if the boat sails northeast to a very small cove with beautiful sandy waters or otherwise northwest around another small island to a beautiful lagoon. Either way, the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) will be in view, serving as the backdrop to the cruise. After dropping...

    What a day!! Captain Nikos was amazing. He made us feel very comfortable. I would HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a wonderful, relaxing day on the water.

  • From Chania: Private Balos Bay & Gramvousa Island Boat Trip

    5. From Chania: Private Balos Bay & Gramvousa Island Boat Trip

    Find your rigid inflatable boat (RIB) vessel at Chania's old port to begin a memorable half-day boat trip. Your experienced skipper will sail you to the first stop, Menies Beach. Anchor here for one hour and enjoy turquoise waters and ancient ruins as you swim or sunbathe.   Afterward, continue towards the northwestern part of the Chania prefecture, at the end of the land. Arrive at the island of Gramvousa and see its Venetian fortress and a sunken ship. Take memorable photos while your skipper anchors. Have approximately one hour on the island so that you explore on your own and perhaps even take a 40-minute roundtrip hike to the fortress. Finally, continue on for 15 minutes to the famous Balos Beach. Have another two hours to enjoy the breathtaking view of the coast and the sea. Your skipper will call you for the return trip back to Chania's old port. Depending on the weather conditio...

    Amazing experience, the skipper was so kind and made us feel so safe. Highlight of our trip!!!!

  • Chania: Private Boat Fishing Trip

    6. Chania: Private Boat Fishing Trip

    After gathering at the tour meeting point, begin your adventurous fishing trip with some of the best fishermen in Chania. Departing from the shore, your skippers and experienced fishermen will take you off the coast and out to the open water. Once out at sea your guides will show you different techniques such as jigging, spinning, and bottom fishing. Your main targets throughout the experience will be groupers, snappers, dentex, squid, and other smaller fish. Your guides will provide you with all the fishing equipment necessary to best enjoy this experience. Once you are done learning how to fish from the finest fishermen in Crete, your boat returns to shore where you'll disembark.

  • From Chania: SUV Safari with Winery Tour and Tasting

    7. From Chania: SUV Safari with Winery Tour and Tasting

    Discover Crete's natural landscapes and wine culture on this private tour from Chania.

    Meet your guide at your hotel and hop on the SUV which will take you to the Manousakis winery, one of Crete's most prestigious wineries. Follow an exciting off-road route through the Vatalakos Hills and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling vineyards.

    At the winery, enjoy a tour of the vineyards and garden. Enter the production area and learn all about the winemaking process from start to finish.

    Finish your tour with a tasting of 5 delicious wines. If you're feeling peckish, order some snacks from the winery's extensive menu, featuring Cretan delicacies. On the way back, enjoy scenic views of the Chania mainland before returning to your hotel.

  • From Chania: Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Private 4WD Road Trip

    8. From Chania: Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Private 4WD Road Trip

    Enjoy a private road trip with a local guide. Get picked up from your accommodation in Chania and the surrounding suburbs on the West side of the island. Your driver and host will take you to the peninsula of Gramvousa. Drive along the coastal dirt road with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea, where you'll reach a small parking spot.  From there, begin an easy 15-minute trek that leads to the breathtaking views of the world-famous Balos lagoon. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the view and take photos. If you want, you can hike 20 minutes down to the beach and swim or explore further.  If you don't opt for the hike to the seaside, then continue the drive through local roads and magnificent olive oil groves toward the next stop: the extraordinary Falassarna beach. One of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, it has wonderful fine white sand and warm, crystal-clear water. There will b...

  • Crete: Food & Wine Tour

    9. Crete: Food & Wine Tour

    Experience the day-to-day life of the Cretan villages and share with the locals their knowledge on local products and delicacies. After meeting your guide, head to the region of Kisamos, famous for its olive oil and wine production. Visit the oldest olive tree in the world that still produces olives and learn about the history of its sacred land. Next, it’s time to taste organic extra virgin olive oil. Visit a family-owned, olive mill, specializing in the artisan production of organic olive oil using millstones and presses. Get an introduction to Cretan olive oil and olive oil quality, while visiting the production facilities, and tasting various delicious olive oils. Make your way to a family-run farm to sample the famous dairy products of the region, such as freshly produced cheese and yogurt. Roll up your sleeves and grab your baskets as you walk into the farmer’s vegetable garde...

  • Chania: Akrotiri, Seitan Beach & Agia Triada Tour with Lunch

    10. Chania: Akrotiri, Seitan Beach & Agia Triada Tour with Lunch

    Explore the wonders of the Akrotiri Peninsula on a private tour from Chania with a local guide. Begin your day with pickup at your accommodation in Chania, then head to the scenic Seitan Limania Beach. Admire picturesque views of the beach from the clifftop, or hike down to the sand and go for a swim in the sea. From there, move on to the Agia Triada Monastery, also known as the Holy Trinity. Explore this 17th-century monastery and marvel at its Byzantine-style architecture. Wander around the monastery's many gardens and learn about its religious importance throughout history and the present day. Discover how the monastery’s monks produce olive oil and wine, then enjoy a tasting session. Afterward, travel to the famous Stavros Beach, known for its perfect swimming conditions. Cool off from the heat with a dip in the sea, or sunbathe on the sand. Once you've worked up a bit of an appeti...

Other Sightseeing Options in Chania

Want to discover all there is to do in Chania? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Super food tour tailored to balance adult and teenager requirements. The food and drinks were varied tasty and authentic. We really felt like we visited Chania properly and saw places we would have missed wandering aimlessly by ourselves. Roussos laid back style was superb and he knows the area and the people so well. We could have taken several hours more walking and eating (but maybe not so much for the teenagers!) and now always look for a food tour with a local guide when in new cities!

The tour was great. We got a really great impression of the city, its history and many hidden corners. It was a great experience with a very good guide who took a lot of time and looked after us in an absolutely fantastic way. We can only recommend this tour to everyone. She is a very good choice.

What a day!! Captain Nikos was amazing. He made us feel very comfortable. I would HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a wonderful, relaxing day on the water.

Amazing experience, the skipper was so kind and made us feel so safe. Highlight of our trip!!!!

Friendly knowledgeable guide, lots of places you would otherwise never experience