Welcome to Chania Chania (60.000 inhabitants) is the capital of the prefecture. It is a beautiful town built by the sea and nicely combining old with new traditions that are visible both in its architecture and lifestyle.

A stroll in the Old Town is a like book on the history of architecture. Venetians, Turks, Egyptians developed and influenced the area from the 13th until the 19th century. Today the Old Town’s buildings have been restored and suitably rearranged. The town is lively and buzzing with activity all year round. A multitude of shops, cafebars, modern and traditional restaurants and meze shops attract a lot of local and foreign visitors. Small boarding houses and luxury suites recalling ther times complete the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. There are lots of surprises inside and outside the city. The delicious traditional Cretan cuisine will revitalize the visitor who needs rest, whether it is served in a village cafe, a country tavern or city restaurant. For centuries the locals have been expressing themselves with inspiration and passion. Everywhere, songs and dances, performances and exhibitions, but also bars, intense night life and summer beach parties fill the air! The pages of the Chania Guide give the visitors all kinds of information, with the hope and purpose of making their stay here as easy and enjoyable as possible.

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The Prefecture of Chania extends to the western part of Crete, covering an area of 2.376 km2, and has a population of 150.387 inhabitants. It is a mainly mountainous area,...


The Arcaeological Museum of Chania, Museum of Typography


Municipal Market, Zambeliou Street, Splantzia – Chatzmichali Daliani (Minaret),Synagogue


    KASTELI Kissamos KASTELI Kissamos, later named Kasteli after its Venetian Castle, preserved in full the pre-Hellenistic name of a very ancient settlement, which was situated on the same...


1. Path Ε4: Argyroupli – Agkousseliana: total length: 23 km, time: 7-8 hours, hike: without any particular difficulty, period: all year round 2. Path Ε4: Fragokastello – Kato Rodakino: total...


Ships ANEK LINES From Souda to Piraeus every day Branch office 1) S. Venizelou Square, Chania Τelephone: 28210 – 27500 -4 Fax: 28210 27505 2) Soudas Square, Souda Τelephone: 28210...