All possible shades of blue
The prefecture of Chania has countless impressive beaches, some of which are among the top in the Mediterranean
The region of Chania has amazing places to visit, from secret villages and fabulous beaches to interesting sightseeing. The most famous town is Chania Town, with the characteristic Venetian and traditional architecture. The most impressive beaches are Balos, Elafonissi, and Falassarna, while there are innumerable other amazing beaches around the coastline, from organized resorts to secluded coves.
Chania holidays is a very interesting experience. A drive around the prefecture will also bring you to many interesting sights. Explore the Medieval Castles you will find on your way, trek the many paths along with forests and gorges, visit the small local museums that depict the local history and even try a chat with the locals at the traditional restaurants.
Discover the Old town
Chania Old Town is one the most famous landmarks of Crete due to its charm and architecture
In Chania’s Municipal Market you will find key ingredients used to prepare the delicious Cretan dishes. The Turkish district is the favorite place for locals when it comes to dining. A few boot artisans still remain at Stivanadika, the area used to be the home of the cretan boots shoemakers. The Venetian neighborhood of the Old Town in Chania is one of the most picturesque areas. Many of the venetian mansions have been recently transformed into stunning boutique hotels, retaining the original architecture
old VENETIAN harbor
The lighthouse of the Venetian harbor, is considered the oldest existing in Greece, and one of the oldest in the world…
The first phase of the construction of the port was during the Venetian period between 1320 and 1356, however the morphology of the port was inappropriate, as the port was overall small in size and shallow. The foundations of the lighthouse lie on natural rocks and it reaches a height of 21 meters. During the Venetian rule, the purpose of the lantern was to serve as a protective bastion.
Culture, combined with diet, nature, people, and new technologies, are Crete’s comparative advantages. Feel the traditional incredible hospitality.
Culture and History
Crete and Chania through the struggle for freedom and faith, changed the fate of the Greek and World history.