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Outdoor Sports to Enjoy in Chania, Crete

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Located on the largest Greek island of Crete, you will find the city of Chania. Chania is a city full of culture, history, and tradition. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece, Chania will impress you with its colorful streets, impressive buildings, white mountains, sandy beaches, and breathtaking gorges.

Anyone with a love for nature and outdoor sports is going to find the city of Chania a true paradise.

Go Hiking

Hiking in Chania is a wonderful experience thanks to a number of paths that are available. If you’re looking for an unforgettable hiking trip, you will want to hit the White Mountains gorges. The most well-known gorge is the Gorge of Samaria. It is the longest gorge you’ll find in Europe. You’ll be hiking in the mountains, so it won’t be an easy hike. Equipment and experience are requires. One of the easier hikes is the Agios Ioannis – Agios Antonios Loop, which is just over 3 miles. It’s suitable for all skill levels. Whichever hiking route you decide on, you will be treated to the most amazing views and nature surrounding you.

Enjoy a Sailing Trip

From the Venetian Harbor of Chania, you can hire a boat that will take you around and give you the most unique view of Chania and the island of Crete. One of the popular places to anchor at is the marina of Agios Nikolaos as it is protected from all weather conditions. For larger sailboats and yachts, the marina of Heraklio is a good place to anchor. Sailing trips may also include a meal of Cretan cuisine and stopping to snorkel in a secluded bay. Sailing is a good choice for anyone who wants an adventure on the water, but prefers someone experienced be in charge.

Go Windsurfing or Kitesurfing

Chania is an ideal place to windsurf and kitesurf thanks to its windy conditions, especially during the summer months. Surprisingly there aren’t many centers for these activities, but there are a few. You can find one of these organized centers at Elafonisi Beach. There is another location at Falassarna Beach. These centers offer lessons and equipment. If you’re interested in water sports, Chania is a great place to be.

Take a Horseback Riding Tour

Taking a horseback riding tour while visiting Chania is a unique way to experience its wilderness and beaches. There are a number of riding centers to choose from in and around Chania. Safety precautions, such as helmets, are taken for both children and adults. Horses are well-behaved, so even the most novice rider doesn’t need to be nervous. Tours are available for all ages and skill levels. Horseback riding is a relaxed way to see the scenery of Chania you might otherwise miss. Some horseback riding centers also offer other activities such as archery, hiking, and cooking.

Experience Chania, Greece by spending time in the great outdoors. Chania is home to spectacular nature and fun outdoor sports for all ages and activity levels.

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