Explore World class beaches
In Chania

2023. By R4W.

Ready to visit Chania? Be all in. Make your visit count with a vibrant island life whether you choose a moped, scooter, motorcycle or car.

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Elafonisi Beach

1) Visit Elafonisi 
Elafonisi stands as the preeminent beach in the region of Chania, renowned for its distinctive pink sands. The remarkable clarity of its waters remains undiminished, even in the face of daily visitation by multitudes, attributable to the perpetual currents that grace its shores. The sand itself presents a velvety-smooth texture, inviting tactile exploration. The global acclaim enjoyed by this beach, however, is not without its concomitant challenges, most notably evidenced during the peak tourist season when crowds gather. Nonetheless, we ardently recommend embarking upon this visitation to fulfill an essential entry on your travel itinerary. A journey of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes is required to access this destination, constituting the lengthiest excursion we propose, yet promising a gratifying experience that transcends its duration.

2) Visit Chrisoskalitisa Monastery
Despite an early arrival, Elafonisi inevitably experiences a surge in visitors. Should the bustling ambiance be of no concern, a complete day can be splendidly savored at this locale; otherwise, a timely transition may be in order. Your next sojourn beckons at the Chrisoskalitisa Monastery, a resplendent testament of 17th-century Eastern Orthodox Christian heritage. This architectural marvel graces the southwest expanse of Crete, Greece, nestled within the Innachori municipal district of the Kissamos municipality, a mere 72-kilometer journey from Chania. Perched 35 meters above the shimmering waters, this monastic sanctuary offers panoramic vistas of the Libyan Sea, an awe-inspiring conclusion to your unfolding expedition.

3) Visit Voulolimni
Situated 70 kilometers southeast of Chania, a mere 500 meters northwest of the Chrysoskalitissa Monastery, lies Voulolimni, colloquially referred to as the “sunk lake.” This geographical feature reveals itself as a diminutive crater ensconced within encircling rock formations, creating a tranquil enclave resembling a small maritime reservoir. It is important to note that while Voulolimni may not conform to the conventional definition of a beach, it functions as a rocky basin that the inhabitants of the village Chrysoskalitissa frequented for aquatic reprieve.

4) Eat at Stomio Tavern
Nestled along the scenic journey from Elafonissi, Stomio Taverna stands as a culinary gem that beckons travelers seeking authentic Cretan flavors. With a remarkable rating of 4.8/5 on Google Maps, this rustic and traditional taverna has left an indelible mark on its patrons.

Balos Lagoon

1) Travel to Kissamos Port
Contact the ferry company to inquire about the timetable and pricing information. It is advisable to arrive at the port approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Should you embark on your journey early, you may avail yourself of the opportunity to pause en route and enjoy a brief respite with a coffee break in Nopigia Village. 

2) Buy a ferry ticket to Gramvousa & Balos
Upon reaching the port, kindly ensure the acquisition of tickets for both the Gramvousa AND Balos destinations.

3) Gramvousa Fortress
You will get to discover the captivating island of Gramvousa, a timeless gem that beckons to those who seek history, adventure, and unspoiled beauty. Perched at the entrance of the legendary Balos Lagoon, this rocky island reveals its secrets through the remnants of a Venetian fortress that has withstood the tests of time. As you ascend to the fortress’s summit, you’ll find yourself transported to a bygone era, where tales of maritime struggles and strategic prowess come alive against the backdrop of the azure Aegean Sea. The journey to Gramvousa is an adventure in itself, with boat tours offering an exhilarating passage to this historical treasure. Explore the intriguing nooks of the fortress, bask on its pristine shores, and gaze upon panoramic vistas that stir the soul. From its rich history to its harmonious blend of nature and architecture, Gramvousa promises an enchanting experience that will leave an indelible mark on your travel memories.

4) Balos Lagoon
Its finally time to experience paradise at Balos Lagoon, an enchanting jewel nestled along the rugged coast of northwestern Chania. Imagine stepping into a world where turquoise dreams come to life, where the waters whisper tales of hidden treasures and ancient mysteries. With its inviting sandy shores and crystal-clear waters that transition from shades of aquamarine to deep blue, Balos Lagoon is a breathtaking haven for those seeking a natural escape. Accessible through exhilarating boat tours or invigorating hikes, the journey itself is as exhilarating as the destination. Marvel at the towering cliffs that cradle this picturesque wonder, and explore the remnants of a Venetian fortress atop the nearby Gramvousa Island. As you immerse yourself in the vibrant ecosystem, be enchanted by the diverse flora and fauna that call this sanctuary home. Whether you’re seeking tranquility, adventure, or simply a place to witness nature’s artistic prowess, Balos Lagoon promises an unforgettable experience that will forever paint your memories with its colors.

 

Cristy
Cristy
4 November 2023
Absolutely top notch rental outfit. Nice scooter and helmets. Easy rental process and reasonable price. Website is amazing and full of very detailed route suggestions. It’s obvious that a lot of time and attention was given to its creation. Highly recommend!
Cyber Funk
Cyber Funk
29 October 2023
Smoothest process ever had at a rental agency. G is very knowledgeable and his service goes way beyond the expected. We had additional demands and everything was managed SUPER professionally. HIGHLY recommended.
Jess Charwin
Jess Charwin
28 October 2023
Super organized rental shop - one of the best I have been to in many countries. The bikes and helmets were in perfect condition and the owner did a great job orientating me. Everything you need to know, including great tour reccomendations, are sent via a convenient WhatsApp message.
Andrew S
Andrew S
24 October 2023
George is the absolute best. After a bad experience at nearby competitor, George went out of his way to get us a perfect scooter, new helmets, lots of information and directions and was really a pleasure to work with. He is enthusiastic, considerate of time, and made the whole process a pleasure. PLEASE GO HERE FOR YOUR VEHICLE RENTAL!!!!
Lau Gonzalez
Lau Gonzalez
18 October 2023
Very good service! They recommended us the best places to go on the island. Google map links for the way, they were very fast and efficient throughout the process and above all friendly. The motorcycle we rented is in super good condition. We were able to enjoy one of the best days on the island! thank you 🙂 Pd: the way for to going from Chaina to Elafonisi is incredible and the beach so beautiful.
Artery Gunman
Artery Gunman
18 October 2023
Exploring Chania area Crete on a 300cc Piaggio scooter was the best choice we made our whole trip, since tours and buses and timelines are not really our thing. We saw so much beautiful scenery on our own schedule and were able to stop for food, photos, or a beach dip whenever we liked. The scooter handled amazing, was not expensive, and George was so flexible and friendly and informative. I can't imagine a better rental experience in Chania. Rent4Wheels made for incredible memories of this gorgeous place.
C. S.
C. S.
16 October 2023
Brand new motorcycle , very friendly owner, great price. I loved it! Thanks for the great time I had with your rental bike!!
earth97
earth97
16 October 2023
Renting from George was such an easy experience - he set me up with a great 150cc moped, and even had some preplanned itineraries which were helpful in figuring where to go.
Emma Brassington
Emma Brassington
10 October 2023
Easy, fast, friendly, warm- just perfect. We decided late in the morning to rent a bike and George’s was available on whatsap and then with us in moments. We told him our rough plan and not only did he rent us the bike, he offered best routes for the way there, the way back, the best sunset spot and best eatery on the way. He was super friendly 10/10 service
Samuel Bellamy
Samuel Bellamy
10 October 2023
Perfect rental experience, super efficient and friendly, Georgios gave us some good recommendations, and was very kind with great communication. Bike was spot on, cheap rental, great location.

"We don’t just rent vehicles. We have driven all over Chania. We can suggest day trips, where to drive, where to swim, where to eat. With high attention to detail, we will provide you with a safe, clean, modern and reliable vehicle to get you there."
-R4W

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