Activities & Sightseeing

  • Visit the well known beach of Falassarna (about 40 km from Hotel Frideriki, about a 45 minute drive). At this beach you will also find windsurfing, and kite surfing.
  • Visit the lagoon like beach of Elafonisos and stop at the Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa along the way (about an hour and 15 minute drive from Hotel Frideriki).
  • Balos lagoon and Gramvousa islet – a full day trip (take a ferry, available daily, from the port of Kissamos)
  • Visit the ruins of the ancient city of Polyrinia (about 50 km from Frideriki Hotel). Polyrinia is considered to be the oldest city that the Dorians built in Crete (following the Minoan Period).
  • Hike the gorge of “Samaria” (busses leave from the bus station of Kissamos with a stop at Chania central bus station). Alternatively, you can book an organized tour.
  • Drive through the gorge of “Therisso”.
  • Visit the centre of Chania as well as the must-see old Venetian harbor and town (about 11 kilometers from Hotel Frideriki).


Some of the more popular places there are the Naval Museum, the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Museum, the Archaeological museum, the Turkish mosque (which now functions as an arts exhibit hall), the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, the Jewish Synagogue and Hallidon Street (the most famous street of the old town). For more information, have a look at and (with several photos) and

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Frideriki Hotel
Platanias  73100
Chania, Crete, Greece
Τel. : (+30) 28210 60511
Fax: (+30)  28210 60511-60512
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