Chania Regional Unit Solo travelers' tours

Our most recommended Chania Regional Unit Solo travelers' tours

From Kissamos Port: Boat Cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa

1. From Kissamos Port: Boat Cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa

Go on a day trip from Kissamos port to the uninhabited island of Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon by a round-trip cruise. Glide past cliffs, stop at pristine golden beaches, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and visit Gramvousa Fortress—a castle that offers incredible panoramic views. Depart from Kissamos Port and sail for about an hour in the bay. Approach the island of Gramvousa and then the lagoon of Balos or vice versa, depending on the itinerary route. Cruise against a stunning backdrop of steep cliffs and rocks, incredible secluded beaches, and the infinite blue. Have the chance to see a large cave, which is thought to be an ancient shipyard.  At the end of the bay, sail between Gramvousa Island and Cape Vouxa. Soak in the scenic landscape against the backdrop of Valenti, Pontikonisi, Balos Lagoon, and Imeri Gramvousa. Arrive in the small port of Gramvousa and spend the next 1.5 hours here. Enjoy the magical environment created by the Cretan nature, the legends, and the area's turbulent history. See the beach is adorned by a lonely shipwreck. See the famous castle of Gramvousa, the highest point on the island, that sits atop a steep rock. You can swim in the area next to the Church of Agioi Apostoloi, stay on the ship to relax, or have some fun on the water slide. After a stop at Gramvousa, get back on the boat to head to the Balos Lagoon. Listed as one of the world's best beaches, this exotic beach lagoon is situated between the Gramvousa Peninsula and Cape Tigani. Choose to swim in the turquoise blue waters, relax on the pink sandy beach, or admire the natural beauty, the rocks, and the cliffs rising above you during your 2.5 hours at the beach.

From Chania or Rethymno: Samariá Gorge Guided Hike

2. From Chania or Rethymno: Samariá Gorge Guided Hike

Embark on a guided hike in the Samariá Gorge on a day trip from Rethymno or Chania. Get your daily dose of exercise, enjoy the panoramic views and take a swim.  Discover the longest gorge in Europe, an area of stunning natural beauty. See its many flowers and herbs and the crystal-clear spring waters that flow from the mountains. Following an early morning pickup from the nearest point to your accommodation in Rethymno or Chania, travel through the mountains passing the plateau of Omalos. Arrive at some wooden stairs at the start of Samariá Gorge. You can opt to start the walk straight away or get some breakfast at the taverna before you begin. Hike for approximately 6-7 hours and experience the magnificent landscape on a 16-kilometer walk. Once you have finished the hike, there will be ample time for a swim and lunch at a taverna in Agia Roumeli.

Chania: Stand-Up Paddleboard Small Group Tour

3. Chania: Stand-Up Paddleboard Small Group Tour

Experience what it feels like to walk on water with a stand-up paddleboard adventure in Chania! Benefit from the area's calm, crystal clear waters that create the perfect environment for stand-up paddleboarding. Get an introductory lesson on basic paddling techniques and learn how to stand up, turn and stop. Explore the hidden caves of the coastline, and get some time to swim in the beautiful sea. Your adventure will be recorded by action cameras as a unique souvenir. All footage will be sent to you as a keepsake memory of your experience. Benefit from the expert guidance of certified instructors who will make everybody feel confident and ready to go within the first few minutes! The program is specially designed for all levels of paddlers, from first timers to professionals.   

Crete: Chania Trikke Tour Through the Centuries

4. Crete: Chania Trikke Tour Through the Centuries

Climb aboard an electric trikke for a 75-minute guided tour of Chania, the 2nd largest city on Crete and full of buildings that tell a fascinating history, from the Venetian and Ottoman eras, to modern day times. Meet your guide for a safety briefing and orientation of the 3-wheel bike. Once you feel comfortable and confident to operate it, head off down the narrow streets of Chania’s Old Town. Stop to take photographs and strategic points. Photos of your tour will be sent to you electronically at no extra charge once the tour is over. Glide through the Harbor to see the Chania Lighthouse, Venetian Walls, and site of the Maritime Museum. Marvel at the imposing walls of Firkas Fortress, and discover the location of the Byzantine Museum. Pass the “Gate of the Sand” at Sabbionara, see the Dry Docks of Neoria, and go to Yialli Mosque. Next, trikke into the heart of the Old Town, and visit Splantzia Square. Take photos of the Turkish Minaret and Synagogue. Experience everyday life at Chania Market and on Halidon Str. Continue past landmark attractions such as the Orthodox Cathedral, and see a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi outside the Catholic Church. Discover architectural adornments from various epochs, and experience the warm hospitality of the Greeks.

Chania: City Highlights Trikke Tour

5. Chania: City Highlights Trikke Tour

During this tour, see the highlights of Chania with an electornic Trikke tour. Start by traversing the Old Town and continue to the Venetian Harbor. What's more, explore of the Halepa area and marvel at the great houses with their new classic architecture. Spot the magnificent church of St. Magdalene along the way. Next, visit the old neighborhood of the tanners, a place where they were making shoes and leather clothes in a traditional manner. On the western side of the town you will visit a graphical port with the fisher sloops. Finish the tour driving through the picturesque beach of Nea Hora.

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An absolutely gorgeous hike and worth waking up at the crack of dawn! The bus driver met us on time. If you get motion sickness, I highly recommend bringing something. I took a lot of ginger. The route is scenic but the roads are very windy, the drive is long and the driver goes fast. All the water in the gorge is drinkable. Bring layers — the hike started chilly and misty then I warmed up a lot from hiking and the sun came out. The tavern at the beginning is super basic (juice, bananas, coffee, simple sandwich) so I’d recommend packing your own food for the day so you can eat when you want. I rented 2 hiking poles for 6€ from the guide which helped a lot in the beginning for the stair-like descent then I stowed them in my pack when the trail was more boulders. The organization of this tour was great and helped make my hike smooth and enjoyable, thanks!

The gorge was wonderful but the organisation was not smooth and caused stress. I received pick-up details 2 days after the trip! As I did not receive the email with additional info before the trip I wrote to customer support. No one ever answered. I contacted the local organisator via WhatsApp and again no reaction. I was lucky to call them 30 min before pick-up time and received directions where to go. Fortunately, we stayed close, otherwise, we could miss the trip...

Went in october, temp perfect for walking, be prepared for a long day, our guide Kostos was brilliant, lovely taverna at the end of the walk, transfers and pickups were spot on.

Unbelievable hike! Gorgeous views and now as challenging as expected. Highly recommend but be prepared for a long, winding bus ride to and from.

Great fun, full of adventure and laughs and chats. So helpful and great teacher. 100% recommend