Tandem paragliding flight in Chania, Crete

Tandem paragliding flight in Chania, Crete
This offer is very popular
131 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Greek
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 8 y/o
  • Duration: 1.5 hr
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    GoKart centre, Chania, Varipetro
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Take your holidays in Crete to the next level and enjoy scenic views of the island during a 20 minutes tandem paragliding flight over Chania. With the beautiful coastlines and mountains at your feet, live an incredible experience and fly in total safety with an expert instructor over Chania and Balos lagoon, in the northeast of the Island.

Chania, a town in the northwest of the island, is famous for its Venetian harbour, narrow streets, and restaurants on the water. In addition to discovering this pretty town, paragliding in Chania should be on the top of your list while in Crete! It's an incredible experience you shouldn't miss! Totally safe and fun!

For your tandem paragliding experience, you don't need to have any prior experience nor be particularly sporty. Thanks to experienced and passionate instructors that will assure a safe tandem flight, you can fully enjoy the amazing feeling of flying and the great views of the mainland of Crete and the coastline. 

Crete is known for its strong winds. therefore, depending on weather and wind conditions, you will take off from either Falasarna or from Varipetro, a mainland mountain. Your instructor will let you know which one it is before the flight. 
- Falasarna: If it's a west wind you'll take off from Falasarna, one of the most famous beaches in Crete, on the west coast of the island. You'll take off from a height of 250m (820ft) and with good thermal conditions, you might even have the chance to fly over the magnificent Balos lagoon.
- Varipetro: Otherwise, you'll start from Varipetro, a mainland mountain, at 500m (1600ft). Here you will admire incredible views over the north coastline, Chania city, Souda bay, and a small lake. If thermal winds are on you can reach a height up to 1000m (3200ft). 


Offer Description

With this tandem paragliding flight, you'll be in the air for around 20 minutes, depending on wind and weather conditions. While your expert pilot takes care of everything, the only thing left to do for you is admiring the breathtaking views over Crete's coastline, the blue water, the mountains, and the villages. Your instructor will pick you up at the meeting point to take you to the take-off and bring you back to the meeting point. Depending on the wind directions, your instructor will let you know if you will be flying from Varipetro or Falasarna.



- Make your holiday in Crete unforgettable thanks to an amazing tandem paragliding flight.

- Discover the beautiful landscapes of Chania with stunning coastlines, villages, and mountains at your feet.

- Fly like a bird while discovering the peaceful outdoor activity of paragliding


- You'll meet the instructor at the meeting point from where he will take you to the take-off point. 

- Depending on the wind direction your instructor will let you know if you will be flying from Varipetro or Falasarna.

- After a safety briefing your instructor gets all the equipment ready and with a few steps you gently take off for an incredible 20 minutes flight. The air time can be more or less, it all depends on the weather conditions.

- After a soft landing, your instructor will return you to the meeting point.

Activity requirements

- The maximum weight allowed is 100kg (220lb). The minimum weight is 20kg (44lb). Please advise in advance if you weigh 90kg (200lb) or more or less than 40kg (88lb).

- Minors must be signed off by a parent or guardian.

- No prior paragliding experience required. No specific physical condition required.

- It's important to wear comfortable, closed shoes (hiking shoes, running shoes, sneakers). NO FLIPFLOPS, crocs or sandals. 

- Wear clothes adapted to the weather conditions on the day of your flight: T-Shirt and long-sleeved jersey, Windstopper, long or short pants. 

- Also bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and drinking water.

Special terms

- You can buy professional photos and videos on the spot for an extra charge of 30€. Payment on the spot in cash.

- You can have your camera with you if you want. 

- The time is tide-dependent.

- Total duration with the transfers: 1h 30 minutes.

- Your experience in a nutshell: Meet, Signup, brief, run, fly, scream, (optional), land and walk away with your pics and video in hand…smiling for the rest of the day!

  • Flight and all necessary equipment
  • Transfer from the meeting point to the take off point and back
  • Photos/Video 30 euros
Do not forget to bring
  • Sporty shoes - no flip flops
  • Bottle of Water
Meeting point
GoKart centre, Chania, Varipetro Get directions



Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Parapente Chania
  • 5 / 5

Top activité, facile et magnifiques vues

  • 5 / 5

Must do in Chania! Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 / 5


Thank you! It was absolutely amazing!!
  • 5 / 5

It is amazing and unbelievable experience! Here you can fly like eagle with unforgettable feeling of freedom.

Superbe !
  • 5 / 5

La météo ne permettant pas le survol de balos, nous avons choisi Chania. Instructeur très sympathique et à l'écoute. On se sent en sécurité.

beautiful and unique feeling
  • 5 / 5


Magnifique !
  • 5 / 5

Une experience à vivre au moins une fois dans sa vie !

Great experience
  • 5 / 5

Amazing feeling of freedom accompanied by a great instructor, Yannis. I definitely recommend this activity!!

What an amazing expierence. This is a MUST do!!
  • 5 / 5

This was the highlight of our trip to Crete. From take off to touching down, you will enjoy the most beautiful views. Taking off gets the adrenaline running, and then sit back and enjoy the ride.

Activité au top
  • 5 / 5

L'activité parapente a été très agréable avec une superbe vue !

  • 5 / 5

Super activité à faire en crête très belle vu depuis la haut !

Über den Wolken ! Above the clouds !
  • 4.8 / 5

Erinnerung fürs Leben! Eine super Aussicht ohne Lärm oder sonstiges, super netter Guide und das Gefühl als würde man fliegen. Urlaubsaction für jung und alt, Menschen mit und ohne Höhenangst und alle die, die gerne mal etwas Außergewöhnliches erleben wollen. Unvergesslich und sehr weiterzuempfehlen! Memories for life! A great view without noise or any other, super nice guide and the feeling as you would fly. Holiday season for young and old, people with and without altitude and all those who would like to experience something extraordinary. Unforgettable and very recommendable!

Expérience Géniale !!
  • 5 / 5

Superbe activité l'endroit était magnifique première fois qu'on en faisait et on est bien contents!!

  • 5 / 5

Amazing activity with a great views while flying with just Yannis and the chute helping us glide over Limnoupolis. Had an awesome time and would recommend to anyone interested in a but of adventure without any motors or engines 😀

Fly like the birds!!
  • 4.8 / 5

Great way to experience the skies - no motor, no noise, and because you sit in front you even feel like you're on your own (without having to go through the training!). Definitely recommended!

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