Chania offers thrilling experiences for nature lovers, too! Samaria gorge, part of the White Mountains’ National Park, welcomes guests from every part of the world, that come just to admire this wonder of nature. This gorge might be the longest and most famous but there are other smaller but unique gorges in the area to go hiking, like Aradaina gorge, where you can also bungee jump! For water sports lovers, Chania beaches offer all sorts of activities, like kite- or windsurfing.
Chania prefecture is famous for its wonderful beaches, some of them being among the most beautiful in Greece and Europe! You simply have to visit them all! Beaches like Balos lagoon and Falasarna have an exotic air, with emerald green waters and white sand. Don’t miss Elafonisi, a Natura 2000 protected area, world-famous for its pink sand and turquoise waters.
Located in northwestern peninsula Gramvousa, this charming lagoon is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.Crystal clear waters,fine sand and its white colour pink and its wild landscape that surrounds it, creating a unique spectacle. Accessible by boat from kissamos or by car on a rough ground road after reaching the parking,you have to walk for about 20 min.Balos is equipped with bar, sunbeds and parasols only during the high season.
From Maleme to the port of Kissamos is 20,56 km.