Things To See And Do In Town
Map Of Town, Chania
Hotels in Town
Villa Pefki is a family run complex of five holiday apartments, dated back to 1997 offering self catering accommodation of high standards. All interior and exterior spaces are carefully designed by architects with respect to the environment and references to local architecture. The apartments are fully equipped providing all the necessary facilities to feel like home, including air-condition and free wi-fi to all areas.
Hotel Alexis is located in a quiet neighborhood at the edge of Chania Town, overlooking the town and the sea, close to the beach, the Venetian Port and the Chania old town. The town center is a 20-minute walk and the nearest sandy beaches of Chrissi Akti and Agioi Apostoli, a 10-minute walk. A shuttle bus to the city center runs every 20 minutes and costs 1,15 euro.
Comprising two large buildings of comfortable, modern rooms, noise-insulated to endow guests with complete privacy and tranquility, Arkadi Hotel in Chania, Crete, is perfectly found in the heart of the city. The three-star hotel is situated on a popular historical square, next to many attractions, like the old Venetian harbor. Genial hospitality enhanced by friendly, but professional, services is generously offered, along with contemporary accommodation. Useful amenities, such as wireless internet, fridge, TV and phone, are featured in all rooms, which enjoy a magnificent view towards the port
Reviews of Town, Chania
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.