The Best Hiking in Chania

Looking for the best hiking in Chania? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Chania. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Chania

  • Meskla, Greece

    Hike from Meskla to Zourva

    / 984.3 ft gain
    Meskla and Zourva are two villages located at the roots of the White Mountains sierra, island of Crete, Greece. Both villages are easily accessible by road, however there is a path that connects them that is a hiker's paradise. Starting from Meskla, one enters the woods and soon enough arrives at...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike Katholiko Gorge

    4.0
    1.2 mi / 918.6 ft gain
    About 16km from the city of Chania, Crete, is the monastery of Gouverneto. You can park you car at the parking area near the monastery and start your descent towards the sea through a small, yet very interesting gorge, Katholiko gorge. The first part of the descent is through rock steps, curved b...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike to Seitan Limania Beach

    0.6 mi
    Seitan Limania is one tiny secluded beach with turquoise waters surrounded by an amazing landscape. Until recently, almost nobody knew it and even fewer people visited it - most of them with boats. But with the rising of social media, this small paradise became one of the most photographed and so...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Snow Hike from Omalos to Kalergi Mountain Shelter

    3.1 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    Omalos plateau is at the center of the White Mountains sierra in western Crete. It is located 38km south of Chania at an altitude above 1000m. All around the plateau, several of the high peaks of the sierra stand creating an impressive scenery. Above the plateau, at an altitude of 1680m, lies th...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike to Gigilos Summit

    5 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    Omalos plateau is one of the highest plateaus in Crete at an altitude of 1080m above sea level. It is located in the heart of the White Mountains sierra and it is surrounded by seven of their peaks. One of them is the iconic Gigilos. From far away, Gigilos seems the wildest of all, however it has...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike to Pachnes Summit

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 1650.3 ft gain
    Pahnes is the highest summit of White Mountains sierra (Lefka Ori in greek) at western Crete. It is located at the heart of what the locals call "mountain desert", a unique geological area at an altitude of 2000m and above, where one may encounter more than 30 peaks lying above in cone-like shape...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike Aghia Irini Gorge

    4.7 mi / 1922.6 ft gain
    The gorge of Aghia Irini takes its name from the village located near its entrance. Aghia Irini is a small village on the road from Chania to Sougia, approximately 43km from the city of Chania. The gorge is one of the most popular gorges in Crete, attracting several thousands of hikers each summ...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike the Imbros Gorge

    6.8 mi / 2132.5 ft gain
    Imbros Gorge is one of the many gorges that can be found in the White Mountains sierra at the south-western part of the island of Crete, Greece. The gorge is part of the E4 European hiking path and it is easily accessible and properly marked. The name of the gorge comes from the village that mar...
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  • Sougia, Greece

    Hike to the Ancient City of Lissos

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    This hike starts Southwest of Sougia at the far end of the Sougia harbor. There will be a rocky beach and a small wooden gate that you must open and close behind you. There will be a little wood sign that says "Lissos" to let you know that you're headed in the right direction. The first 30 minute...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike to Glyka Nera Beach

    0.6 mi / 308.4 ft gain
    The southern side of the island of Crete has the most beautiful and secluded beaches. The catch is that most of them are not easily accessible and/or may lack facilities. I consider this to be their greatest advantage and really enjoy those beaches that have fewer visitors and not the "pollution"...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Explore Balos Lagoon

    0.6 mi
    The lagoon of Balos is located on the northwestern end of Crete and it is probably one of the most famous beaches in Crete. Famous for its turquoise waters and an impressive surrounding landscape that includes mountains and small islands, it is visited by thousands of tourists each year. The lago...
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  • Kampos, Greece

    Hike Kampos Gorge

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 820.2 ft gain
    Kampos is a village on the western side of the island on the road linking Sfinari to the world famous beach of Elafonisi. Kampos is built at an altitude of approximately 250m above sea level and from the central square of the village starts a trail that crosses a gorge and eventually reaches a se...
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  • Chania, Greece

    Hike to Viena Beach

    1.6 mi
    Lake of Krios or Viena beach is located on the west side of Cape Krios and it is the most remote beach of the coastline in the Palaiochora area (the closest city from the beach). The beach is mainly rocky, with sand in some places. It is protected by a large wall of rocks, that forms a small encl...
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  • Rethimno, Greece

    Hike Patsos Gorge

    1.2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    The gorge of Patsos is located close to the village of Patsos (hence the name) in Rethymnon prefecture, island of Crete, Greece. The gorge is also known to the locals as Aghios Antonios gorge, named by a little church carved in the rocks at the entrance of the gorge. The gorge has been formed by ...
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