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Oinokritika Cretan Wine Fair

Posted on 10 Jan 2019 | Category: Events

The most successful Cretan wine exhibition is back with a full program of happenings!

Tsikoudia Festival

Posted on 26 Jul 2018 | Category: Events

If you are a fan of tsikoudia, yummy food and want to have loads of fun, you shouldn't miss Tsikoudia Festival, taking place in Chania, Crete!

Chania Film Festival

Posted on 26 Jul 2018 | Category: Events

A unique celebration of the 7th Art is taking place in Chania Crete and no one should miss it. So, get ready for Chania Film Festival!

Dance Days Chania 2018

Posted on 23 May 2018 | Category: Events

A popular event that gathers dancers, choreographers and musicians from all over the world in order to celebrate their art!

Chania Film Festival 2016

Posted on 10 Oct 2016 | Category: Events

Chania Film Festival (CFF) is the 4th Cinema Celebration that takes place in the picturesque Chania Town from 26 October until 4 November 2016.

Dance Days Chania

Posted on 23 May 2016 | Category: Events

For the 6th consecutive year, Chania opens its doors to Dance Days International Festival which will be realised from the 20th until the 28th of July.

Theatre of Ancient Aptera opened to public

Posted on 15 Dec 2015 | Category: News

The Theatre of Ancient Aptera in the region of Chania, western Crete, was given for public visit this past Saturday, December 12th, 2015.

Samaria Run 2015

Posted on 20 Apr 2015 | Category: Events

The Mountaineering Club of Chania is organizing for the 6th consecutive year the mountain running race of Samaria Run on May 10th, 2015.

Oinokritika Cretan Wine Fair 2015

Posted on 18 Mar 2015 | Category: Events

A large wine celebration is taking place this weekend in Chania. The Wineries of Crete invite people to their annual exhibition, Oinokritika, on March 21st and 22nd, 2015.

Red Bull Boat Race at Chania old port

Posted on 18 Jun 2014 | Category: Events

A special rowing race, the Red Bull Varkada, is taking place on June 28th, 2014, at the Venetian (old) Harbor of Chania Town, Crete, offering a spectacular show to all participants and the audience.

Chinese mass weddings announced for 2014

Posted on 13 Nov 2013 | Category: News

Mass wedding ceremonies for 16 Chinese couples are scheduled for April 2014 in Chania Crete, as part of developing wedding tourism on the island.

Regatta for 100 years since union of Crete

Posted on 12 Jul 2013 | Category: Events

A different series of boat races will take place in October 2013 in Crete. This is a regatta for the celebration of 100 years since the union of Crete with Greece.


Posted on 10 Jan 2011 | Category: News

A new archaeological museum will be built in Chania Town. Actually, it will be located in the former military camp of Hatzidakis in Halepa.

Fossiled foot track found in Crete

Posted on 24 Sep 2010 | Category: News

A 7 million-years-old foot track of a carnivorous was found in Chania Crete, the oldest fossiled foot track found in the Greek territory.

A museum for the evolution of typography

Posted on 08 Dec 2009 | Category: Interviews

The Typography Museum was inaugurated in May 2005 under the auspices of the local newspaper Haniotika Nea (News of Chania) and it is dedicated to presenting the evolution of typography through centuries.

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