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

    All access information to Chania, whether you are looking to travel by airplane, car, boat, train etc. Learn how to get there no matter your starting point.

  • 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.

  • Chania - Beaches

    Discover all beaches of Chania in Crete on the map, with transport information and nearby points of interest. Popular or hidden beaches, family or nude, with a restaurant or beach bar on the coast, you will find it in TerraBook.

  • 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 reasons why the canyon is protected.

  • Chania - Cultural Attractions

    Discover all sights & points of interest of Chania on the map, with transport information, hours of service and contact details. Everything you should do & see on your trip.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 reasons why the canyon is protected.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chania - Villages

    Learn where to stay in Chania, and which places to visit. Browse all the villages, cities and communities on the map, along with nearby points of interest

  • 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.

  • 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 reasons why the canyon is protected.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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