Chania: Paragliding Tandem Flight


Upon arriving at the take-off area, take some time to enjoy the beautiful views. Your pilot will begin to prepare the glider, while constantly and thoroughly checking the weather conditions. Watch him unfold the glider and deal with the hundreds of lines — a routine procedure for him. Then, gear up, putting your harness and helmet on. As your pilot prepares, he'll tell you a few things you need to know about the experience and describe how you'll feel in the air, so as to make the transition into flight easier on you.

As the passenger, you'll go in front, connected to the pilot who will control the glider. He'll inflate the glider, and all you have to do is run a few steps forward. 3, 4, and you're off. There are no words to describe the feeling of flying over Chania, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. When you are close to the ground, you and your pilot will land softly, jogging a few steps forward as you come into contact with the ground.

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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).

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Additional Information

  • Flight duration: 15-20 minutes (always aiming for the maximum)
  • Total duration: 1:30 hour (trasportation from meeting point to take off, briefing flight, trasportation from landing field to meetting point)
  • Availability: All year
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Extras: Videos & Photos (25€ per person)
  • Cancellation: 1 day before it starts 100%, with no refunds after that
  • People: Bookings more than one person, fly separately, one person at a time
  • Weight limit: Max weight per passenger 100kg
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