Chania, a destination for all seasons
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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.

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.

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

Appartment in Chania, Greece Icarus Hotel
9.5 10
Icarus Hotel
Agiou Fanouriou, Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Icarus Hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the popular, well-organized beach in Kalamaki resort. The historic town of Chania is at 7 km, while Souda Port is 12 km away. Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport is at 26 km.

Hotel in Chania , Greece Hotel Idramon
8.4 10
Hotel Idramon
Mitropoleos square, 73100 Chania , Greece

Hotel Idramon is set in a traditional building in the historic center of Chania, just 500 meters away from the Venetian Port and 15 minutes walk from the sandy beach of Nea Chora. Chania International Airport is 17 km away.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Akasti Hotel
8.4 10
Akasti Hotel
Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Akasti Hotel is located in Kalamaki, Chania, just a 5-minute walk from Kalamaki beach. Chania Town is approximately a 10-minute drive away. Souda Port is 13.8 km away while Chania International Airport is 19 km away.


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