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Chania, a destination for all seasons

Chania ● Crete ● 24 December 2016

Chania is a city with long history, and that is why the city's archaeological and historical identity is visible almost everywhere the visitor looks. You can also visit Chania during winter due to its warm weather, its delicious food as well as its traditional and multicultural aura that makes it the place to be for all seasons, when you can also find amazing ferry deals. The most popular place is the eastern end of the Venetian harbour because it is the quietest and most romantic spot with a breathtaking sunset.

Chania lighthouse

Splantzia, the central square of the Old Town, is dominated by the church of Agios Nikolaos, an architectural amalgam of doctrines and religions. Nearby, lies the small church of Agia Aikaterini and the Venetian church of Saint Rocco. Another amazing spot is the Profitis Elias Hill where you will get a spectacular view of Chania Bay and you can visit the graves of two prominent Greek politicians, Elefterios and Sofoklis Venizelos.

Chania port

A famous neighbourhood is Chalepa, where you can find the house of Eleftherios Venizelos and scattered neoclassical buildings, which give you a vivid impression of the past. In this special atmosphere, the old and the modern coexist in harmony.

Furthermore, Chania is also a town that loves the art and the cultural events. The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is home to exhibitions, events, happenings and installations, and at the same time, the Philological Association is the second oldest of its kind in Greece. It features impressive historic exhibits in an exceptionally preserved interior with decorative characteristics from the early 20th century. Moreover, the Archaeological Museum, located in the Venetian Monastery of Agios Fragiskos, has exhibits that date to the Minoan Period through the Roman Era. In the former Venetian dockyards, is located the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture with visual art events and art installations.

From Chania, you can also explore the wider area and do great excursions. In ancient Aptera, you can admire the antiquities, and then, you should visit Kefalas and Vamos, two villages that are authentic and will make you understand the culture of Crete Island. Another excursion takes you into the mountains surrounding the city of Chania. Omalos, the stop for Samaria Gorge is an impressive spot, and in Zourva and Drakona, two traditional villages, you can eat in quality taverns in the nature.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Chania, Greece Porto Del Colombo
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Porto Del Colombo
Theofanous & Moschon str., Old Town, 73100 Chania, Greece

Porto Del Colombo is located in Old Town, Chania, close to the Old Harbour. Chania International Airport is 14.8 km away. The Port of Souda is 12.4 km away.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Halepa Hotel
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Halepa Hotel
164, El. Venizelou str., 73133 Chania, Greece

Halepa Hotel is located in the well know, quiet area of Halepa, just 1.5 km from the city center of Chania. Koum Kapi Beach is at 700 m. Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is a 15-minute drive away, while the port of Souda connecting Chania with Piraeus, Athens is at 7 km.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Megim Hotel
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Megim Hotel
Paleochora, 73001 Chania, Greece

Located 70 km southwest of Chania, Megim Hotel offers accommodation in a quiet location just 5 minutes walk from the beach. The busy town of Paleochora is at 4.5 km, while Elafonisi beach is 30 km away. Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is 90 km away and Souda Port is 80 km away from the hotel.