Holidays in Chania

    The westernmost side of Crete, Chania is a wonderful place for vacations. The Town is a romantic place to stroll around, with Medieval architecture, elegant mansions and a wonderful Venetian port, the most famous spot of the town. In close distance to Chania Town, there are many tourist beaches and hotels. However, you should not also miss excursions around the region to discover the fabulous spots of Chania: Balos, Elafonissi, Paleochora, Sfakia, Falassarna and Samaria Gorge. All beaches have crystal water and each one offers a unique experience, from the most tourist to the most secluded beach. The natural beauty of the area is breathtaking.

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    Travel guide to Chania, Greece

    Chania in Crete is located on the westernmost side of the island. Although some places have developed in tourist resorts, most beaches and villages in Chania keep their authentic style. The northern side is more developed and lined up with luxurious tourist resorts and organized beaches. This is where the most popular beach villages of Chania are found. On the contrary, the southern side is secluded and more traditional, with small seaside villages and unorganized beaches.

    Due to the long history and rich culture, the region of Chania keeps evident its traditional architecture. A walk in the Old Town with the intense Medieval architecture is a walk back in time. The Venetian port of Chania Town is the most characteristic spot of western Crete. Holidays in Chania combines relaxation in amazing beaches, historical visits and experience of authentic life.

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    Here is a detailed travel guide about Chania Greece with information on important sightseeings, museums, monasteries, vilages, beaches and more. Also see pictures, videos, 360 photos and maps to help you organize better your Chania holidays.

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    Hotels in Chania

    Most luxurious hotels in Chania Crete are found in the coastal towns of Agia Marina, Georgioupolis, Kolymbari and Platanias, on the northern side of Crete. Large suites, villas and spa resorts are spread in those areas, as well as smaller apartments and rooms to rent. The towns of Paleochora and Frangokastello in the southern side of the region are more secluded, but have good accommodation options, mainly traditional apartments and rooms. For something more classy, the Old Town offers boutique hotels and charming guesthouses in restored Venetian buildings.

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    The region of Chania Greece, or Hania, is located on the western side of Crete island, one of the most popular Greek islands. It has amazing places to visit, from secret villages and fabulous beaches to interesting sightseeing. The most famous town is Chania Town, with the characteristic Venetian, Turkish and traditional architecture. The most impressive beaches are Balos, Elafonissi and Falassarna, while there are innumerable other amazing beaches around the coastline, from organized resorts to totally secluded coves.

    Chania holidays is a very interesting experience. A drive around the prefecture will also bring you to many interesting sights. Explore the Medieval Castles you will find on your way, trek the many paths along forests and gorges, visit the small local museums that depict the local history and even try a chat with the locals at the traditional restaurants. You will frequently see them sitting in the village square and enjoying a coffee under the shade of a huge tree. In this holiday, apart from relaxing on a beach resort, grab the chance to experience the famous Cretan tradition and the warm hospitality.

    In this guide of Chania, you shall find all the necessary information to organize your vacations there. From Chania, visitors can also make day excursions to other regions of Crete, including Rethymnon and Heraklion. Via the port of Heraklion, tourists can also head to the Cycladic islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

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    Fishing in Chania's harbor with a majestic view of the Venetian lighthouse.
    Chania's picturesque harbor offers a perfect place for a morning stroll.
    Chania harbor's crystal clear water and underlying rocks lead the eye to the historic Turkish mosque of the Janissaries, built in 1645 and the oldest Ottoman building in Crete.
    The Minaret of Achmet Aga in Hatzimichaly Daliani Street Chania Crete adds some old world color to a quiet morning coffee.
    Classic balcony railing in the Old Town area of Chania.
    Chania harbor's historic Turkish mosque of the Janissaries, built in 1645 and the oldest Ottoman building in Crete serves as a favorite meeting spot.