Monday 20 May 2024


Just got back from an unforgettable last minute holiday to Chania, Crete and I am already dreaming of my next adventure. We booked a stayed at the Pilot Beach Resort with Jet2holidays and it was an incredible trip packed with so many things to do and places to see, i wanted to showcase how incredible Chania is and what's on offer there.

For me, I really like a mix of things to do while I am away. Of course, relaxing by the beach with a cocktail is a priority, but delving into activities, sightseeing and getting lost in a new place is also at the top of my list of things to do and I think Chania has the perfect mixture of all.

Wine Tasting in Chania

When visiting Chania, indulging in the local wine scene is an absolute must. The region is renowned for its exceptional wineries and vineyards, offering a unique glimpse into Crete’s winemaking traditions and we definitely did a lot of wine tasting for sure!.

The Triada Monastery wine tasting was a delight!. Accompanied by olives, bread,Olive oil and balsamic vinegar and friendly staff - it was a lovely activity for us all to enjoy.

Learning how the wine is made, how long it takes and really appreciating the different wines and what type accompanies a dish perfectly really interests me. I also picked up a few bottles for home and can not wait to indulge in the garden once the weather is nice.

Hiking to Gouverneto and Saint John’s Katholikon

For those who crave adventure and love a good walk, hiking to Gouverneto Monastery and Saint John’s Katholikon is a perfect activity. This trail offers a mixture of scenic views, historical landmarks and beautiful landscapes.

We did a gentle hike so didn't make it to the end but started at the historic Gouverneto Monastery at the top, one of the oldest monasteries in Crete, dating back to the 16th century. You then head down towards the Arkoudospilio cave, which is also known as the Bear Cave. The name comes from the fact that the Stalagmite below looks like a bear!.

Exploring the Archaeological Museum of Chania

To truly understand Chania’s rich heritage, a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Chania should be on your itinerary. Located in the heart of the old town, this museum houses an impressive 3500 years worth of history that narrates everything from the history of Crete, the Neolithic period to the Roman era.

It also offers a modern twist to Museums with its interactive experience for visitors with really cool informative phones. Throughout the museum, you will find display phones equipped with numbered buttons. By pressing the corresponding number associated with a particular exhibit, you can listen to detailed audio descriptions and historical insights.

I found this such a fun way to enjoy the museum and I think children would enjoy learning more about Crete this way.

Chania most definitely promises an unforgettable experience for everybody and is a destination that caters to all interests for sure. If you are looking at Flights To Chania With Jet2 or holidays to Crete this year then I would love to know if you include any of these activities :).

If you are travelling solo then be sure to check out my solo travel essentials, being stuck with no power bank to capture Therisso Gorge is no fun!.

For more posts on exploring Chania and the rest of Crete, keep an eye out on my blog. Next, we talk Mpougatsa tasting and Raki!.

- Press trip with Jet2holidays


  1. That museum looks like such a good way to learn about the past and culture of the area! Sounds like a great place to visit.

  2. Thank you so much for the detailed guide on Chania! I just got back from a last-minute trip there with my family, and we had an amazing time thanks to your recommendations.

  3. Your guide to Chania is fantastic! I loved learning about all the unique spots to visit. Thanks for the great travel tips!