Attractions in Chania

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Old Port

Old Port

Built by the Venetians (which is why it is known as the Venetian Port) between 1320 and 1356, the Old Port of Chania is a priceless gem in this beautiful...

Old Port

Egyptian Lighthouse

The Egyptian Lighthouse is one of the landmarks in the Old Port and one of the first sights to attract the attention of visitors to Chania. Built by the...

Old Town

Old Town

Chania is proud of what for many is the most beautiful Old Town on Crete. Also known as the "Venice of the East", it is considered to be one of the most...

Old Port

Yiali Tzamisi

Yiali Tzamisi (Yialou mosque) is the only surviving mosque in the town and is located in the Old Port of Chania, directly opposite the Egyptian Lighthouse....

Old Port

Neoria (Dockyards)

Neoria (the Italians called it arsenali which is why you will hear it referred to as arsenals) are the buildings built during the Venetian rule (1204-1669)...

Akrotiri

Venizeloi Tombs

You will have the opportunity to visit one of the most famous attractions in Chania, the Venizeloi Tombs, located on the Prophitis Ilias hill, 5 km from the...

Town

Koum Kapi

It owes its name to the Turkish words Kum Kapisi, which mean Sand Gate owing to the sand gate of the Venetian Walls, which are still visible to visitors to...

Old Town

Cathedral of the Virgin Mary

The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary (also known as Panagia Trimartiri) is the cathedral of Chania. It is located in Mitropoleos Square in the Old Town, left of...

Old Town

Stivanadika

On Skridlof Street in the heart of the Old Town, you will get a feeling of being in an authentic bazaar. The pedestrian street west of the Municipal Market,...

Old Town

Folk House (Museum) Chania

To get a picture of urban and rural life in Crete in the early to mid 20th century, visit the Folk House (Museum) Chania, on the central Halidon Street...

Chalepa

Halepa

Halepa, located on the road leading east to Akrotiri, just 10 minutes by road from Chania, is one of the most noble and historic areas of Chania. It is...

Old Port

Firka Fortress

Firka (Turkish word meaning barracks) Fortress is located in the north east part of the Old Port and was built by the Venetians in 1645 to protect the...

Gavdos

Gavdos

Gavdos, the southernmost tip of Europe, is 32 nautical miles from Palaiohora and 22 from Sfakia. According to legend, it was the island of Calypso where...

Samarias Gorge

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the prefecture and is part of the White Mountains. It is the longest gorge (18 meters...

Georgioupoli

Kournas Lake

The largest natural freshwater lake in Crete is located in the prefecture of Chania, 47 km from the centre of the beautiful city. Kournas lake, formerly...

Old Town

Municipal Art Gallery

The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is housed in a 1910 three storey building on the main Halidon Street. The building is a characteristic example of 19th...

Old Town

Hatzimihali Daliani

For almost a decade, the pedestrian street between the New Town and the Old Port of Chania, which bears the name of the Epirus Hero of 1821, Hatzimihali...

Aradaina

Aradaina

Aradaina belongs to the municipality of Sfakia (3 km west of Anopoli village) and offers one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the Chania...

Old Town

Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection

The rich array of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection (located on Theotokopoulou Street in the Old Town) of Chania narrates the history of the Chania...

Sfakia

Sfakia

Sfakia is a picturesque fishing village in the southernmost port in the prefecture, 75 km from the center of Chania town, in the south west of the island....

Old Port

Maritime Museum of Crete

The Maritime Museum of Crete is located at the entrance to the Firka Fortress in the west part of the Old Port. The characteristic red building, with its big...

Splantzia

Splantzia

Under Turkish rule Splanzia was the Turkish quarter of the town, with its central Splanzia Square, today called 1821 Square. The area, known today under that...

Milia

Milia

Milia is a restored village in the heart of the western part of the prefecture, 54 km from the center of Chania town. It was built on a mountainside in...

Old Town

Venetian Walls

Chania was fortified with walls and a moat (which was never filled with water) by the Venetians in the 16th century to protect the town because of the spread...

Town

Municipal Market

The building of the Municipal Market in the heart of the modern town of Chania occupies an area of 4.000 sq.m, while the surrounding area measures 17.200...

Theriso

Therisso

One of the closest destinations to the capital is Therisso, located 12 Km from the center of Chania. To reach it, cross a slightly uphill tarmac road, which...

Old Town

Chania Archaeological Museum

You will come across the Chania Archaeological Museum on the busy Halidon Street in the Old Town, opposite the Cathedral. Housed in a catholic church in the...