Chania, a captivating harbour town in Crete, is known for its picturesque Old Town. A stroll through the maze of narrow, pedestrian-only streets in the historic city centre is a highlight, where a new architectural style can surprise you at every turn​. One of the iconic landmarks in Chania is the Venetian Lighthouse located at the old harbour, built by the Venetians in the 14th century. When your feet need a rest, a wide variety of waterfront tavernas, cafes, and bars near the harbour offer options for all tastes and styles.

Your adventure continues at some of Greece’s most award-winning beaches, including Balos, Elafonisi, Seitan Limania, and Falassarna. Known for their exotic waters, fine sands and extensive amenities, each beach is unique in its own special way and they all call to be explored.


Discover the quaint charm and historical allure of Rethymno, a harmonious blend of the past and the present on the northern coast of Crete.

Stroll through the remnants of Venetian and Ottoman rule in the city’s old quarters with the Venetian-era Fortezza fortress and Ottoman Baths standing as silent witnesses to Rethymno’s storied past. The Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno invites you to a leisurely exploration of its historic docks, now bustling with cafes and eateries.

The city rests beside a long sandy beach popular with locals and visitors alike. Just a short drive away lies Preveli Beach, a true slice of paradise where the Kourtaliotis River meets the sea, creating a unique lagoon surrounded by palm trees.

Balos Beach

Balos Beach, nestled in the northwestern corner of Chania on the island of Crete, is a breathtaking destination renowned for its natural beauty and dreamy appearance. The beach is a sand isthmus connecting the Crete mainland to Tigani Island, with a shallow lagoon on the south and a beautiful, calm bay on the north, making it ideal for families and children.

The beach’s most striking features are its turquoise waters, white-pinkish sand, and the unspoiled landscape surrounding it, giving Balos an exotic feel that’s often described as one of the best beaches in the world!


Elafonissi Beach in Crete is a dreamscape where the natural world seems to have paused in a moment of serene beauty. The beach is famous for its soft sand that blushes with a gentle pink hue, a unique characteristic created by thousands of seashells crushed into the sand over centuries.

Around the beach, the landscape is framed by rugged hills and sparse, windswept vegetation, creating a sense of isolated paradise. The sky above is a vast canvas of blue, occasionally dotted with the lazy dance of seagulls. As the sun sets, the horizon glows in fiery oranges and pinks, reflecting off the sands and waters, turning the whole beach into a living, breathing painting of nature’s magnificence.