Chania

If you consider Chania one of the most beautiful places in Greece, you will hardly find someone to disagree with you. The beauties of western Crete are endless: monuments, from every time period, the beaches, the White Mountains, countless small and large gorges, unique geological formations and of course, the Gorge of Samaria, that is known throughout the world and is one of the most important on the planet.

Minoan Chania is mixed with ancient Greek and later Roman and Byzantine times. Later, the Venetian rule, as well as the subsequent Turkish rule, have left throughout the whole area monuments, churches and attractions, such as the old port of Chania with its beautiful lighthouse.

Elafonisi and Balos are two amazing monuments of nature. Each visitor bows to the majesty and awe they inspire, while thousands of people visit them every year. The endless sandy beaches in northern Chania, one of which is Falasarna, create a charming contrast with the small bays and picturesque villages in the south, Sfakia, Paleochora and Fragokastello.

The southern border of Greece and Europe, Gavdos, has unique beauties and stunning beaches, while the sense of being on the edge of a continent is an experience in its own.

The traditional Cretan hospitality will welcome you in Chania, wherever you find yourself – from the touristic coast to the most mountainous and isolated village – and will make you feel so good that you will not want to leave, or you will definitely want to come back!

  • Chania - Access

    Chania has a modern port with numerous and and frequent connections to Piraeus, and an international airport, that also has frequent flights from all over Greece and abroad, so that access to this very popular destination is convenient and easy. The quickest way to access Crete is of course by plane. Chania airport is connected daily with Athens, while during the tourist season the number of flights is increased to at least four a day. The flight from Athens takes about 45 minutes. There are also flights from Thessaloniki, some of the Aegean islands and from Cyprus. Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskaloyannis" ...

  • Chania - Accommodation

    Whatever your needs in accommodation, you will definitely find what you want in Chania. The area is one of the most developed in Greek tourism and offers all forms of accommodation to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Large hotels, hyper-luxurious, providing every comfort for your stay, but also smaller ones, with a more "familial" atmosphere, that you will find in all the touristic areas of Chania. The offered range is so wide that it extends beyond all tastes and covers all budgets, and all you have to do to choose your hotel in Chania is to ...

  • Chania - Apartments for Rent

  • Chania - Archaeological Sites

  • Chania - Banks - Exchange

  • Chania - Bars - Clubs

  • Chania - Beach Bars

  • Chania - Beaches

    Crystal blue waters, fine sand in all shades of white, beige and pink and white pebbles, crowded or deserted, Chania beaches rank among the most impressive of all Greece. It is no coincidence that at times, lists of the best beaches in the world in the international media include Bali, Elafonisi and the beach Agiannis on Gavdos. You will find endless sandy beaches primarily in the northern coastline of Chania, where one can swim even within the limits of the city, for example in Koum Kapi. Georgioupolis, Almyrida and of course the vast beach of Platanias are some of the beaches ...

  • Chania - Beauty

  • Chania - Buildings

  • Chania - Cafeterias - Bars

  • Chania - Camping

  • Chania - Car - Motorcycle - Boat

  • Chania - Castles

  • Chania - Caves

  • Chania - Churches

  • Chania - Clothing - Footwear

  • Chania - Construction offices

    Apart from the countless heavenly beaches, you will find hidden in the nature of Chania dozens of other beauties. First place from all the natural attractions goes naturally to the Samaria Gorge, one of the most impressive in Europe. To cross it will take you about six hours and the route usually starts at the plateau Omalos of the White Mountains and exits at Agia Roumeli, with the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea. If you are lucky, you might see from afar a kri-kri, the wild goats of Crete that is an endangered species - one of the ...

  • Chania - Cruises

  • Chania - Cultural Associations

  • Chania - Cultural Attractions

  • Chania - Culture

    The entire region of Chania is one of the few places on earth, where so many different civilizations have left their mark. Ancient Greek ruins, spanning from the Minoan to the Classical era, Byzantine monuments, Venetian castles and monasteries, buildings and mosques from the times of the Turkish and Egyptian rule, as well as contemporary monuments - this is the unique cultural mosaic of Chania. Some of the cultural attractions are the monuments, such as the Tombs of Venizeli, the building of the Municipal Market of Chania, Splantzia, the Venetian Port, the Santrivani, etc. The religious monuments that adorn the town, ...

  • Chania - Entertainment

    Big clubs, nightclubs and music stages, atmospheric bars, traditional cafes (kafeneia) and trendy cafes: what you have to do to have fun in Chania is very simple, you just choose whatever suits your idea for fun. In the old port beats the heart of the entertainment district, especially on summer evenings. If not on the beach, that is full of coffee bars, then in the narrow streets of the old town you will find atmospheric bars, that combine light food with loud music, and often live bands, playing traditional Cretan music, turning a night of relaxed fun into a full-blown feast.

  • Chania - Event Centers - Estates

  • Chania - Fast Food - Snacks

  • Chania - Food

    There are endless options to enjoy the unsurpassed Cretan cuisine in Chania, the region that gives the food experience a completely different meaning. Eating in modern or traditional restaurants, which offer traditional or more gourmet delicacies, accompanied by the essential Cretan raki, will blow your mind. Traditional taverns by the sea or on the beach of Chania's old harbor, in seaside villages or at the squares of mountain villages, or even in the most remote and "secret" corner of the city or the countryside, you have the option to taste delicious food in your preferred environment. You will find meze restaurants and ...

  • Chania - Food Supplies

  • Chania - Garages - Tire Services

  • Chania - Gas Stations

  • Chania - Gorges

  • Chania - Health

  • Chania - Home - Office - Garden

  • Chania - Hospitals - Health Centers

    The General Hospital of Chania is one of the largest in Greece. Located in Mournies, on the outskirts of the city of Chania and has medical departments in the field of Internal Medicine,Surgical and Laboratory departments, covering numerous specialties. Apart from the hospital, in the region of Chania you will find three health centers in Kissamos, in Vamos Apokornou and in Kantanos-Selinou. Regional clinics can be also found in many villages throughout the region, even on Gavdos.

  • Chania - Hotels

  • Chania - Information

    One of the four regional administrative units of Crete, Chania is the westernmost part of the island. To the north it borders with the Mediterranean sea, to the south with the Libyan sea and to the east with the regional unit of Rethymno. It consists of seven municipalities, based on the Kallikratis administrative division of Greece, and includes the island of Gavdos, the southernmost point of the continent. The White Mountains, or Madares, as they are otherwise called, are the mountains that dominate the interior of Chania, while Samaria Gorge attracts visitors from all over the world and runs vertically through ...

  • Chania - Jewellery - Accessories

  • Chania - Lakes

  • Chania - Lighthouses

  • Chania - Market

    Chania, being a large town, could not but have a rich market with every type of stores. Its center being the historical building of the Municipal Market of Chania, that hosts itself many stores, in the streets surrounding it you will find everything you need: from stores with designer clothes to supermarkets, grocery stores, flower shops etc. The opening hours are the same as everywhere in Greece. In the narrow streets of the Old Town of Chania you will find numerous souvenir and gift shops, jewelry and accessories stores, with stylish and unique products that give another meaning to the term ...

  • Chania - Meze Restaurants - Ouzeri

  • Chania - Museums

  • Chania - Music Stages

  • Chania - Natural Attractions

  • Chania - Nature

    Apart from the countless heavenly beaches, you will find hidden in the nature of Chania dozens of other beauties. First place from all the natural attractions goes naturally to the Samaria Gorge, one of the most impressive in Europe. To cross it will take you about six hours and the route usually starts at the plateau Omalos of the White Mountains and exits at Agia Roumeli, with the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea. If you are lucky, you might see from afar a kri-kri, the wild goats of Crete that is an endangered species - one of the ...

  • Chania - Patisseries - Bakeries

  • Chania - Pharmacies

  • Chania - Photographers

  • Chania - Plateaus

  • Chania - Playgrounds

  • Chania - Public Services

    Being one of the four peripheral units that make up the region of Crete of the Greek state, Chania is an autonomous administrative center, with annexes of all the public services of the country: two Tax Offices (A and B) and also, KEP (Citizen's Service Center), IKA (Social Security), OAED (Employment Agency), and OAEE (Social Security for Freelance workers) are just some of those. Apart from the city of Chania, which of course is the center of all activities, public services operate in all other administrative centers of the regional unit, as for example in Kissamos, Kantanos, Vamos and Sfakia.

  • Chania - Religious Monuments

  • Chania - Restaurants

  • Chania - Rivers

    Crystal blue waters, fine sand in all shades of white, beige and pink and white pebbles, crowded or deserted, Chania beaches rank among the most impressive of all Greece. It is no coincidence that at times, lists of the best beaches in the world in the international media include Bali, Elafonisi and the beach Agiannis on Gavdos. You will find endless sandy beaches primarily in the northern coastline of Chania, where one can swim even within the limits of the city, for example in Koum Kapi. Georgioupolis, Almyrida and of course the vast beach of Platanias are some of the beaches ...

  • Chania - Rooms to let

  • Chania - Services

    A large, modern city like Chania, does not win the hearts of its visitors only with its natural beauty and its numerous attractions, but also with the high standard of services it provides. Thus, not only the town of Chania, but also in all the tourist resorts and large villages, one can find a solution to every possible problem. In Chania you will find branches of all the major banks. You will also find a plethora of pharmacies and gas stations, as well as taxi services, travel agencies, garages and tire service, rental agencies for vehicles - cars, motorcycles, and boats. Photography ...

  • Chania - Small Islands

  • Chania - Souvenirs - Gifts

  • Chania - Sport

  • Chania - Sports

  • Chania - Taverns

    There are endless options to enjoy the unsurpassed Cretan cuisine in Chania, the region that gives the food experience a completely different meaning. Eating in modern or traditional restaurants, which offer traditional or more gourmet delicacies, accompanied by the essential Cretan raki, will blow your mind. Traditional taverns by the sea or on the beach of Chania's old harbor, in seaside villages or at the squares of mountain villages, or even in the most remote and "secret" corner of the city or the countryside, you have the option to taste delicious food in your preferred environment. You will find meze restaurants and ...

  • Chania - Technology

  • Chania - Tradition

    The entire region of Chania is one of the few places on earth, where so many different civilizations have left their mark. Ancient Greek ruins, spanning from the Minoan to the Classical era, Byzantine monuments, Venetian castles and monasteries, buildings and mosques from the times of the Turkish and Egyptian rule, as well as contemporary monuments - this is the unique cultural mosaic of Chania. Some of the cultural attractions are the monuments, such as the Tombs of Venizeli, the building of the Municipal Market of Chania, Splantzia, the Venetian Port, the Santrivani, etc. The religious monuments that adorn the town, ...

  • Chania - Transportation

    Chania is a fairly large county, with countless beauties, not only on the coastline, but also inland. Whatever starting point you choose for your tour of the beauties of Crete - the city of Chania, or a resort, such as Platanias, Georgioupolis, Paleochora, or even one of the traditional villages, Vamos, Kantanos, beautiful Sfakia, - do not let the location restrict your movements and learn all the secrets of Chania and all its beauties. The road network will take you everywhere, since in its most part it is paved, and perhaps only in some of the most remote beaches you will ...

  • Chania - Travel Agencies

  • Chania - Valleys

  • Chania - Various Items

    Chania, being a large town, could not but have a rich market with every type of stores. Its center being the historical building of the Municipal Market of Chania, that hosts itself many stores, in the streets surrounding it you will find everything you need: from stores with designer clothes to supermarkets, grocery stores, flower shops etc. The opening hours are the same as everywhere in Greece. In the narrow streets of the Old Town of Chania you will find numerous souvenir and gift shops, jewelry and accessories stores, with stylish and unique products that give another meaning to the term ...

  • Chania - Vehicles For Rent

    A large, modern city like Chania, does not win the hearts of its visitors only with its natural beauty and its numerous attractions, but also with the high standard of services it provides. Thus, not only the town of Chania, but also in all the tourist resorts and large villages, one can find a solution to every possible problem. In Chania you will find branches of all the major banks. You will also find a plethora of pharmacies and gas stations, as well as taxi services, travel agencies, garages and tire service, rental agencies for vehicles - cars, motorcycles, and boats. Photography ...

  • Chania - Villages

    Chania has hundreds of villages, divided administratively into seven municipalities, based on the Kallikratic division of Greece. The island of Gavdos is one of the villages, with fewer than 30 residents. Its special importance, as the southernmost tip of the continent makes it either way a unique place, however, it has also been endowed by nature with great beauty. Chania, one of the largest cities in Greece, with a great history, that still remains imprinted and fully integrated into the modern web. Turkish mosques, Venetian churches, ancient walls, all combined with the characteristic landscapes of the old port, the Egyptian lighthouse, the ...

  • Chania - Villas

    Whatever your needs in accommodation, you will definitely find what you want in Chania. The area is one of the most developed in Greek tourism and offers all forms of accommodation to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Large hotels, hyper-luxurious, providing every comfort for your stay, but also smaller ones, with a more "familial" atmosphere, that you will find in all the touristic areas of Chania. The offered range is so wide that it extends beyond all tastes and covers all budgets, and all you have to do to choose your hotel in Chania is to ...

  • Chania - Walking Tourism

    Apart from the countless heavenly beaches, you will find hidden in the nature of Chania dozens of other beauties. First place from all the natural attractions goes naturally to the Samaria Gorge, one of the most impressive in Europe. To cross it will take you about six hours and the route usually starts at the plateau Omalos of the White Mountains and exits at Agia Roumeli, with the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea. If you are lucky, you might see from afar a kri-kri, the wild goats of Crete that is an endangered species - one of the ...

  • Chania - Αctivities

    Big clubs, nightclubs and music stages, atmospheric bars, traditional cafes (kafeneia) and trendy cafes: what you have to do to have fun in Chania is very simple, you just choose whatever suits your idea for fun. In the old port beats the heart of the entertainment district, especially on summer evenings. If not on the beach, that is full of coffee bars, then in the narrow streets of the old town you will find atmospheric bars, that combine light food with loud music, and often live bands, playing traditional Cretan music, turning a night of relaxed fun into a full-blown feast.

  • Chania - Entertainment

    Big clubs, nightclubs and music stages, atmospheric bars, traditional cafes (kafeneia) and trendy cafes: what you have to do to have fun in Chania is very simple, you just choose whatever suits your idea for fun. In the old port beats the heart of the entertainment district, especially on summer evenings. If not on the beach, that is full of coffee bars, then in the narrow streets of the old town you will find atmospheric bars, that combine light food with loud music, and often live bands, playing traditional Cretan music, turning a night of relaxed fun into a full-blown feast.

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