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 almost all the region and is one of the most important in Europe. In Chania, apart from the town that is a tourist attraction on its own, one finds some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece: Elafonisi, Balos, Falasarna are just some of them.

Check the detailed map of Terrabook for all the information on Chania and find all about how to access it and how to travel around.

  • General Hospital of Chania

    Information about the General Hospital of Chania.

  • Intercity Bus of Chania (KTEL)

    The intercity bus of Chania connects Chania with the other cities of Crete, as well as with Thessaloniki and Ioannina.

  • Chania Airport

    Chania Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiànnis" is located 14 kilometers from the city and is connected daily with Athens and destinations abroad.

  • Port of Souda

    The city of Chania is served by the port of Souda. It is located 6 km from the center and is considered one of the most important in the Mediterranean.

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