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Chania Town: The town of Chania is the second largest town of Crete and the capital of Chania munincipality. This beautiful historical settlement is located 60 km away from Rethymno and 145 km from Heraklion Town.
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Chania is one of the oldest towns in Crete, with rich and long history. Famous for its preservable settlement with the remarkable monuments and houses from the Venetian times, this authentic town is considered quite lively and definitely picturesque for its mystical character and traditional beauty.
Chania consists of two settlements, the old and the new town which co-exist harmonically to this day. The modern town of Chania charms every visitor. It combines tradition with tourism and suits for all the holiday types. The friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality of Chania guarantee a unique holiday experience.
The Venetian port lies in the heart of the old town town. surrounded by picturesque alleys and streets creating an idyllic area and unique atmosphere. Well-preserved and restored mansions that adorn the ancient town of Chania have converted to Cretan taverns, local shops and restaurants. The old town has many quarters and squares to walk surrounded by ancient buildings and mosques which are worth admiring.
The aristocratic neighborhood is full of beautiful Venetian buildings worthseeing in Chania. Among them is a fortress called Firkas that stands at the southernmost point of Topanas, at the entrance of the harbour. It was built in 1629 and it houses the Naval Museum of Chania and a summer theatre.
The 16th century Venetian lighthouse is the landmark of Chania and lies at the extreme end of the pier. It is the first thing a visitor sees while reaching the port, one of the most important historical sites in Chania.
Chania offers many types of accommodations of various categories, numerous international restaurants and Greek traditional taverns, excellent pastry shops, traditional cafes, lively bars, clubs and pubs, all mostly located in the harbour area, cinemas, theatres and places for concerts and exhibitions, and plenty of cultural activities that take place in the beautiful town.
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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 Ottoman occupation.
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.
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
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