The best day trips from Chania Crete that will make your holidays truly unforgettable! Experience premium voyage services and uncover the breathtaking beaches of this amazing island. Crown Cruises Crete guarantees comfort, privacy and luxury to another level. So, are you still thinking how will you make your holidays special? We’ve got you covered! Check all our amazing boat trips and our staff will offer you the most exhilarating sea experiences.

To begin with, Chania in Crete is one of the top destinations in Greece for travelers. Incredible beauty, impeccable culture and history as well as legendary food and hospitable people who become your friends. Visiting this city, you will admire the scenic landscape of the old town and harbor while also the amazing village life and a history of many years. Once you have experienced it, it becomes a part of you. Moreover, the authenticity of the locals and the traditions will enchant you and make you feel like home. Chania is a perfect all year-round destination. However, during summer you will have the chance to explore some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

chania harbor aerial

Photo by: Eduardo Teixeira 

Find the best day trips from Chania Crete in Crown Cruises

Crown Cruises Crete will offer you the opportunity to experience these unbelievable beaches and dive into their magical waters. Most of them are along the west coast of Crete and require a day trip. The most well known are Elafonisi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Menies Beach and Kedrodasos Beach. In addition, there are many more beaches – some of them still unspoilt from tourists – that you should definitely explore. So, let’s find out together the best day trips from Chania!

A trip to Balos Lagoon and Menies Beach

How about a day trip to one of the most famous beaches of the world? Balos Beach is a must-see destination in Crete as its unique scenery will steal your heart immediately. The lagoon is 53 km away from the city and it is nature’s masterpiece. Here’s why. The white and pink sand blend harmoniously with the turquoise waters that come in contrast with the raw steep surroundings. What will surprise you is the pink sand – the million broken shells that have been rinsed from the sea to the coast. Moreover, the shallow waters are ideal for kids. After visiting the whole area and more specific the island of Gramvousa and the shipwreck, we head towards the magnificent beach of Menies.

Menies is a secluded pebbly beach with deep crystal-clear waters. An ideal destination for total relaxation with privacy as the access to the area is difficult – either from a steer road or by boat. The beach is simply wonderful. Right next to it, you will find the small hidden beach of Chironisia where the access is only by boat. Our boat trips are ideal for families with children, friends and couples!

Balos beach - beast day trip in Chania

Photo by: Francesco Ungaro

A boat tour at Thodorou and Lazareta Islets

Furthermore, another proposed day trip is Menies – Chironisia- Thodorou – Lazareta. A small island opposite Platanias area with long history since the Venetian times. Passing by the island you will see the remains of the fortress that was built in 1574 in order to prevent pirates and Turks from invading Crete. A bit further opposite of Nea Chora, Lazareta island was used as the leprosarium place of Chania in the 17th century. The island hosts a shrine of Saint Nicolas built in 1954. Nowadays, there is a small sandy beach ideal for snorkeling.

However, on the other side of the town there are many beaches that you should definitely explore, too. A day trip to one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, Seitan Limania, is a must! The beach is located on the northeast side of the peninsula Akrotiri, 20km away from the city. What makes it so beautiful is the contrast of the landscape. Strips of sea penetrate between the steep rocky shores and create small bays. The waters are crystal clear with a tense blue color that will stay forever in your memories. In general, the whole area is has small gulfs that form fjords.

Next stop is the Avlaki Gorge – one of the most important gorges in Crete with religious value. Many monks and hermits found shelter into the caves during Turkish occupation. Into the canyon, stands the significant Katholiko Monastery. The area emits an otherworldly essence and calls for mind and soul relaxation. After that, a visit to the famous Stavros beach is one of the tour’s highlights.

Katholiko Beach through arch in Avlaki Gorge

Photo by: Manuel Rubio

Visit Zorbas beach and feel the Greek spirit

Stavros beach is a great site located in a bay. The famous movie “Zorba the Greek” was filmed there. Every tourist wants to visit the place and feel that Greek spirit that has created in his/her mind.

Embarking on a boat trip to Stavros Beach in Chania is an unforgettable experience that should not be missed. The beach, located on the Akrotiri peninsula, is known for its crystal-clear waters and the stunning rock formations. As you set off on your boat from the Chania port, you’ll pass by picturesque coastal villages and enjoy the gentle breeze of the Mediterranean Sea. Along the way, we will point out notable landmarks and provide insight into the region’s history and culture.

As you approach Stavros Beach, you’ll be struck by the sight of the impressive cliffs that surround the bay. The boat will anchor near the shore, allowing you to disembark and explore the beach at your leisure. You can sunbathe on the soft sand, swim in the turquoise waters, or take a stroll along the shore. One of the highlights of Stavros Beach is the small cove that is surrounded by towering rock formations. It’s the perfect spot for snorkeling and exploring the underwater world. You may even spot some of the colorful fish that call these waters home.

Stavros Beach in Chania

Photo by: Gatsi 

In conclusion, Crown Cruises Crete guarantees to upgrade your summer holidays and make them truly memorable. We offer a range of exceptional boat trips that provide a unique way to explore the stunning coastal areas of various destinations. Our services cater to all kinds of travelers, from those looking for a relaxing day out on the water to those seeking a more adventurous experience. Book now the best day trips from Chania Crete and enjoy a once in a lifetime adventure. Check all our boat trips here and do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.