Welcome to Chania
Chania is the capital of Crete's westernmost prefecture and is located in its north west part. It is built on the ruins of ancient Kidonia.
The Old Town of Chania, one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, is often referred to as the "Venice of the East" and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. Walk through the quaint back streets and discover the aura and mystery hidden behind the Venetian buildings. Take a stroll along the busy streets and be dazzled by their charm and beauty. Splantzia, Hatzimihali Daliani Street and Mitropoleos square are reference points. You are certain to enjoy a walk to the Municipal Market and the municipal park in the new town and just outside the town you can visit the prestigious Halepa and Tambakaria districts.
The Venetian Port with the Egyptian Lighthouse, Yiali Tzamisi and Neoria are full of people enjoying a walk on the waterfront with the many good taverns, restaurants, cafes and bars.
The lovely Theriso, Sfakia, Loutro, Milia and Palaiohora (a prime tourist destination) are some of the most famous villages in the prefecture. The most renowned beaches include Balos, Elafonisi, Falasarna and Seitan Limania. Samaria gorge, Aradaina, the Botanical Park, Frangokastelo and Gavdos islet are among the most popular attractions.
You really should try traditional Cretan cuisine during your stay in Chania at some of its taverns and restaurants. As far as nightlife is concerned, Chania town satisfies all your wishes and demands. You can be sure of one thing: you will leave here brimming with beautiful picture postcard images.