Chania - Crete Greece
Chania is the largest city in Crete's western prefecture and is filled with some of the islands most amazing and interesting sights and attractions. It is the second largest city in Crete with a population of approximately 60,000 residents.
Chania is Crete’s most beautiful and picturesque town, with colourful old Venetian buildings circling around a sheltered harbour that is protected by sturdy fortifications. The town truly is picture perfect !
Although Chania has been overtaken by some of the development that Crete has gone through over the past few decades, its rich and important history is clear for all to see and appreciate, and traditional Chania way of life is still present.
Chania has a very varied history and cultural heritage. This is main due to the fact that throughout time, it has faced many conquerors, which in turn led to the influences of different civilizations making their mark on the city.
All over Chania visitors will find a number of monuments of the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman periods. There are also a number of interesting museums that travellers to Crete should try to visit such as the Nautical Museum of Crete, the War Museum of Chania, the Archaeological Museum of Chania and the House of El.Venizelos - one of the most important political figures in modern Greek history.
Chania is well developed for tourism, and here you can find an excellent range of hotels and accommodation of all types, as well as a variety of restaurants, shops, cafe bars and much more.
In our Chania Crete travel guide you will find a wide range of information about this fantastic island, and find useful travel info such as hotels and accommodation, flights, ferries, car and bike rental, entertainment, tavernas, nightclubs, photos, videos and much more. Everything you could possibly need to organise and plan your holidays to Chania Crete can be found on these pages.
Our complete travel guide to Chania can be found at www.aroundchania.com and is full of useful information for this beautiful part of Crete island.
Our Greek language travel guide to Chania can be found at www.χανιά.com and is a great resource for Greek speakers for this popular destination in Crete.