Chania (or Hania) in Crete
Hotels and apartments
Up until 1972, Chania was the capital of Crete. Today, it is the
second largest town in Crete, with its own airport serving Western
Crete. Many believe Chania to be one of the most impressive towns
in the whole of Greece. Chania is really two towns. The old walled
town with its mediaeval quarters and the new town with its magnificent
harbour, consists of houses and
churches from both the Venetian and Turkish periods. Walking through
the maze of narrow streets is like a trip through the history of Crete.
Here around the crescent shaped harbour you will find many excellent
restaurants, bars and small shops, as well as the famous cruciform
shaped market, with its fascinating array of provisions. The unique
melting pot of history which forms this town is part of its enduring
charm. Scattered north and west from Chania, lie countless beautiful
beaches along with many small villages and pretty coves. Here is the
perfect holiday town and area that caters for most tastes. There are
water sports, ideal sunbathing spots and many worthwhile excursions
through the western part of the island. Of further interest is the
Akrotiri peninsula with its ancient atmospheric monasteries. The peninsula
divides the Bay of Souda, with its beautiful natural harbour, and
the Bay of Chania. The towns of Sougia, Chora Sfakion, and Paleochora
in the South, as well as Kissamos and Phalassarna in the West, are
all easily reached by bus. The region around Chania is also the best
base from which to take the walk through the glorious wild natural
beauty of the famous 18km Samaria Gorge. In the wonderful region in
and around Chania we have carefull chosen a selection of accommodation,
in a wide choice of villages such as Kalathas, Stavros, Kalamaki,
Stalos, Platanias, Gerani, Kolimabari, Maleme and Tavronitis, which
are all between 5 and 25 km distance from the town of Chania
Hotels & apartments in Chania
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Top beaches. Crete, Greece
Kouremenos near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
A real magnet for windsurfers from all over the world, who find ideal wind-wave combinations.
Rihti - Exo Mouliana near Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
Two hours walk through the Rihtis gorge, which is a beautiful path that culminates with Rihtis waterfall near Rihtis beach, will take you to one of the most secluded beaches of the island.
Istron or Kalo Chorio (North-Estern Crete)
A place filled with legends and traditions – but you will find quality tourism services too.
Maridati South of Vai beach (North-Eastern Crete)
Two big rocks are the landmarks of this beach that remains unknown to the masses.
Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
A village filled with fish taverns with a view of the Pseira Island, and lots of archaeological findings.
Kato Zakros (Estern Crete)
If you follow the two hours long footpath through the “gorge of the dead” you will be rewarded with the view of a magnificent beach but also of the Minoan Palace of Zakros destroyed on 1450 B.C. possibly by a Thira (Santorini) volcano explosion.
Hiona near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
Shallow waters for the kids and young swimmers, and a well known - all over the island - local fish soup.
Aghia Fotia - Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
We are not talking about the district with the same name at Ierapetra, here we find ourselves 7 kms east of Sitia in an area where the biggest cemetery of Minoan Crete was discovered.
Xerokambos – Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
Thousands of lilies at the eastern part of Crete fill the atmosphere with sensual vibes.
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