Chania - A feast of experiences that capture the soul of Crete
Holidays in Chania combine relaxation on popular beaches, and historical sites, and experience authentic Cretan life.
Beyond the town, to the west, there are some interesting (but crowded) beaches such as Stalos, Aghia Marina, Platanias, Kolymbari, etc. Drive a bit further to the west and you’ll reach the exotic Balos and Falasarna, two of Crete’s pin-up beaches.
In Chania, you’ll visit unique sights, secret villages, and fabulous beaches. Do not forget to include Elafonissi in the South-West part of Crete Island. Holidays in Chania are always a very interesting experience. Drive around the region to discover the Castles and nature, try the local restaurants, hike into the forests and gorges, visit the small local museums, and grab the chance to experience the famous Cretan tradition and the warm hospitality of the locals. From Chania, visitors can also do excursions to other interesting parts of Crete, including Rethymnon and Heraklion.
Amazing Chania town: The beautiful town of Chania has managed to keep its local and authentic colors, despite the growing tourism. Chania was always one popular destination. Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans… all came through Chania, creating the multicultural corner of Crete we can enjoy today. Chania is the main town in the west of Crete, with the second largest population after Heraklion (about 75.000 inhabitants). Attractions of Chania are the old Venetian harbor with its famous lighthouse, the mosque of Kucuk Hasan, the building of the great Arsenal, the shipyards, the unique central market, the church of St. Rocco, the cathedral of Chania, the archaeological museum, the Maritime Museum in Fort Firkas, the Prefecture and the Courts, the graves of Venizelos family, the narrow streets of the old town, etc.