Hiking around Chania

Hiking around Chania

The first contact of the visitor with the Cretan hiking terrain could be the easy loop walks around the venetian fortress and the old horbour in Chania.

In Akrotiri, the hiker can combine the existing paths and shape long loop trails, such as the route around Gouverneto monastery, or long crossings, like the Rizoskloko-Stavros route.

Around Therisso, an important hiking network is under construction. When completed, it will offer the possibility for long trails, connecting the Metamorfosi Sotira monastery to the villages of Therisso, Meskla and Zourva.

The best hiker companion for the wider Chania area, from Akrotiri to Therisso, is the app Chania topoGuide, available for Android devices, as well as for iOS iOS devices (iPhone και iPad). The application offers off-line maps and guides the user along the trail.