Paragliding in Crete - adventure at a dizzy hight with great panoramic views

Experience a special adventure during your holiday in Greece and sail through the air at impressive heights while paragliding in Crete. The flight takes place either near Chania or Heraklion and is accompanied by an experienced tandem pilot. Abdominal tingling is guaranteed during this activity!

  • Tour / activity duration: depending on selection
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Transfer: no, not included
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Tandem flight over Crete: paragliding from Chania or Heraklion

Paragliding in Crete is an unforgettable adventure where you can enjoy the Greek island from above. See the world from above on a 30 minute paragliding flight.

Price overview

  • Paragliding in Crete - 30-minute flight - per person (from 10 years)135.-€
Flight into adventure

Booking option: Paragliding in Crete near Chania and Heraklion

You are looking for an adventurous activity that will sweeten your holiday on the island of the gods. Then paragliding in Crete is the right thing for you. The exciting flight with the paraglider takes you down a hill and you glide together with the tandem pilot over the island and depending on the place of departure also over the coast. A special experience for all who are looking for the thrill!


  • Duration of the paragliding flight: 30 minutes
  • Duration: ~ 1.5 hours
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Pick-up not included
  • 3 possible starting points: Chania-Falasarna Beach, Chania-Varipetro, Heraklion-Avdou


  • Introduction, insurance, complete equipment
  • Certified tandem pilot, transfer to the take-off point and from the landing field back to the starting point

Important information

  • All the flights are recorded by a HD GoPro camera. You can decide if you want to buy the videos and photos after the flight for a fee.


  • Minimum age 10 years
  • You must be able to take some fast steps forward at first.
  • The weight limit is 100 kg.
  • Children can only participate if accompanied by a parent.
  • Paragliding with children only takes place in perfect weather conditions (usually in the early morning or late afternoon).

Please bring along:

Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, suitable clothing, long trousers, windstopper

Detailed description

Fly into an adventure in Crete: paragliding from Chania or Heraklion - a special holiday highlight

You want more than just sightseeing and swimming in Crete? Paragliding in the north or west of the Greek island will inspire you! You experience the enchanting surroundings from a bird's eye view, while you float through the air together with the tandem pilot on a paraglider. You don't experience this every day! Treat yourself to this special experience during your holiday in Greece.

If you start paragliding in Crete at the famous Falasarna Beach, it goes up from a 250 meter high hill into the sky and you land at the end of the flight directly at the beach. Afterwards there is time for a refreshment in the crystal clear water. Paragliding from Avdou, a world-famous departure point, can reach an altitude of more than 1200 metres. The nearby artificial lake below you offers a wonderful panorama. When you reach sufficient height with a paraglider, you can see the north coast, sometimes even the island of Santorini in a clear atmosphere. The starting point Varipetro leads you on a mountain and you start 500 m above sea level, sail over a small lake and enjoy a wonderful view of the north coast from a height of up to 1000 meters. North winds are a prerequisite for starting here. On some days you fly here together with the vultures through the air, which can reach a span of up to 2.5 meters.

Depending on your wishes, you will meet on the booked day near Chania or Heraklion at one of the three possible starting points and will then be taken to the departure point. There you will get acquainted with the equipment and receive an introduction from the paragliding crew. You will be explained exactly what you have to consider during take-off and landing. Seat belts connect you with the tandem pilot and the paraglider. Finally we start on an elevation. You walk downhill in quick steps until you finally take off from the ground - an indescribable feeling! While paragliding in Crete you can reach a considerable height. Floating over the Mediterranean island, the coast and the sea is a special experience you will never forget. Feel free like a bird and feel your adrenalin level rise!

Paragliding in Crete shows you the Greek island from a new and exciting perspective. You can enjoy the glide to the fullest. The experienced tandem pilot steers the paraglider safely towards the landing site. While you float in the air and feel like a bird, an HD GoPro camera records everything and you can buy the pictures and/or video after the adventurous activity. Even after your holiday you will have a wonderful memory of the unforgettable minutes in which you floated through the sky. Experience the island of the gods in a fascinating way while paragliding in Crete!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Tandem flight over Crete: paragliding from Chania or Heraklion

Greta wrote on Jun 15, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Belly tingling preprogrammed

My girlfriend and I were still looking for a little adventure in our otherwise very relaxed Urlkaub. The Parasailing we did from the starting point Heraklion-Avdou and it was a great success! We were both incredibly excited but it´s really worth jumping over his shadow! Thank you for this great experience!

Bauchkribbeln vorprogrammiert

Meine Freundin und ich haben noch nach einem kleinen Abenteuer in unserem sonst sehr entspannten Urlkaub gesucht. Das Parasailing haben wir ab dem Startpunkt Heraklion-Avdou gemacht und es war ein voller Erfolg!
Wir waren zwar beide unfassbar Aufgeregt aber es lohnt sich wirklich über seinen Schatten zu springen! Vielen Dank für dieses Tolle Erlebnis!
Mike wrote on May 9, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Exciting day

I got this as a present from my girlfriend and the views from the top are impressive!

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