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Best Hotels & Accommodations
Domus Renier Boutique
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is housed in one of the best-preserved historic buildings in the old town of Chania. Dating back to the Venetian Period, the hotel started as a mansion where many prominent persons have lived during the past. These days, it is fully renovated and its suites have a modern ...
Madonna Del Mare
The suites of Madonna del Mare stand next to the ruins of an old monastery in the area of the Old Harbour in Chania. They offer wonderful views of the surroundings and their relaxing atmosphere promises an amazing experience of modern luxury in an environment with beautiful architecture.
Metohi Kindelis is a rural, secluded hotel offering three high-end, comfortable villas, private swimming pools, private gardens, a large fruit farm, fulfilling breakfast options, and a variety of massage and relaxation services.
Things to See & Do
Top Tours and activities
Tastes of Chania walking tourCategory: Gastronomy, Walking
Explore Chania Old Town Little Secrets and live as a local for a few hours in small groups. Taste traditional Cretan products, talk with local people and have the chance of Cretan wine tasting.
Olive oil and wine tasting at Anoskeli jeep adventureCategory: Gastronomy, Island, Shore Excursions
During the guided safari tour you will learn about life in Cretan villages, olives pick, olive oil production, Cretan wine, honey production, distillation of "raki" - "tsikoudia", and Cretan cuisine, culture, history and tradition. You will learn also about the "secret school", when Crete was under ...
Milia Mountain, wine and olive tasting jeep adventureCategory: Gastronomy, Island, Shore Excursions
Guided jeep safari tour during which, participants learn about life in Cretan village, olives pick, olive oil production, Cretan wine, honey production, distillation of “raki” - “tsikoudia”, and Cretan cuisine, culture, history and tradition.
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demi55 11 Mar 2012Best memories from ChaniaA short visit in Chania some years ago left me with the best memories. The old town is so charming and romantic with historical elements and lively atmosphere. I think June and September is the best period if you want to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the chilly days. In July and August it is way too hot for me in Greece. Chania is an interesting place with Venetian mansions and beautiful stone churches. I personally love Crete because people are warm and friendly and they always cater to the needs of tourists. I was quite lucky to stay at a friend's house, a beautiful old building in the middle of the town where we could enjoy many walks around. Without exaggerating, in Chania you will taste the most amazing food, in every delicious bite, homemade dishes and mezes. A bus from Chania Town will get you to many nice places in the region. We visited Rethymnon Town, also beautiful and picturesque, Kissamos and Paleochora. Also there are many nice beaches close to the town. In August, they get very windy, but in other months they are very enjoyable.
binst 14 Mar 2010Old charm from the pastThe first thing that comes to you when you arrive at Chania is its rich past, occupied as it was by Turks, Arabs and Venetians, all of who have left an incredible mark on this city. The Venetian Harbor, the old lighthouse, the narrow alleys lined with shops and the waterfront restaurants are so full of the old world charm that it is difficult to alienate Chania from its long history of occupation. I spent hours looking at knick knacks and local products in the numerous craft shops in the Old Town.
We woke up in the morning and went directly to the Old Port to have a coffee and see the living of the people. It was October when we went to Chania so obviously we were not opting for the beaches, but for the local life and the beautiful nature of Crete. The Archaeological Museum was nice but exhibits should be better labelled. The Folklore Museum was also very interesting and we were happy to see a totally different culture from us before our eyes!!
Rent a car for a couple of days and drive around Chania to the lonely beaches of October and the mountainous villages with the rural authentic life. On the way to the villages, we frequently saw kiosks selling traditional products, like honey, herbs, cheese and wine.
agelikoni 16 Oct 2009Delicious local drinksChania town is probably the most beautiful town in Crete. Keeping all the Venetian culture and architecture, the buildings give a strange, forgotten and romantic feeling. The Old Town of Chaniais divided in many neighborhoods and districts, with many mansions, churches, squares, cafes and restaurants. Walking to the the port of Chania, the sea view is fantastic.
The place is great by day and by night. During the day, there are many restaurants and tavernas with traditional Cretan food. If you have the opportunity to try raki, do not miss the chance! If it is not too hot, ask the waiter to get you hot raki. It is better than cold but it will warm you up, so be careful if it is August and the sun is burning. Cretans are famous for their drinks and for their hospitality.
rosaff24 08 Aug 2008Enjoy every cornerChania is the most picturesque town of Crete to me. You will find a lot of beauties there and many things to do. There are many beaches around to swim and many cafes at the seaside to relax. The best way to explore this lovely town is of course walking!! Go to the Arsenals and the war museum, take a photo of the impressive turkish hammams and see the sunset from the lighthouse, right on the edge of the port. Your eyes will be filled with new pictures and you will have nice moments to remember when you leave.