The old town of Chania is perched on Crete’s North-Western Coast and it is around 145 kilometres away from Heraklion. Dotted by serpentine lanes and filled with colourful taverns and curio shops and surprisingly chic restaurants, the Old Town is the best place for a long walk. There are enough attractions here to keep you… Read the full article
Chania Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
Crete’s second largest city Chania boasts of a delightful cocktail of wine, olives, culture and ancient architecture and it’s a concoction that’s utterly addictive. The natural cavernous gorge scarred beauty of Crete is offset by rumbling Venetian buildings, intriguing tanneries and an antique harbour that had seen much action in its time.
Also expect fashionable Greek designer boutiques, chic restaurants owned by chefs, gorgeous open air markets and some really amazing clubs. Chania is all about walking down the historic Halidon Street that links old town to the new and re-living history in Kasteli (heart of the old town) and admiring the tanneries of Tabakaria.
The 21 meter high lighthouse in the old harbour with its mystical views, the maritime museum inside the fortress of Firkaus and the gorgeous churches like Agia Magdalini, Evangelistria are important attractions that have their own web of stories. Imbibing the Bedouin like vibe of the Koum Kapi district and watching classic movies in the Attikon at Halepa will allow you to experience Chania in a local non –touristy way.
Take a local bus and go off exploring the pretty villages of Crete or take a taxi to the base of the White Mountains where you will find exquisite olive farms and wine yards. Katholikos, Stavros, Elafonisi are just some of the fascinating places you can explore from Chania and they are all reachable by the incredibly affordable bus routes.
When you are done gorging on the delicious Cretan cuisine and shopping for organic cheese and bread wreath from the municipal market, take a long drive to the botanical gardens. Savouring the shade of banana groves and olive trees will let you understand the true beauty of Chania…a blend of the nature and culture.
Learn all there is to know about Chania in our detailed guide. Here is a great article to start exploring the Greek city: Secrets of Chania Tourism.
Also go through the following articles to know about various great attractions & tours in Chania, top hotels & restaurants, shopping, nightlife, transports and lot more.
About Chania Harbour The jewel of West Crete, Chania, is acknowledged as one of the prettiest Mediterranean cities. Chania’s Venetian Harbour is arguably the best-recognized site of West Crete; the harbour’s construction began in 1320 and took decades. Its primary function was to serve as a commercial maritime centre and a base used by the… Read the full article
Chania Airport To City Chania Airport (CHQ) is on the Akrotiri peninsula that’s 14 km away from Chania city. International connectivity to Chania is through Athens Airport and Thessaloniki Airport (mostly through Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines) though between the months of April to November, lots of direct charter flights come directly to Chania from… Read the full article
Crete’s second-largest town Chania lies along the northern coast of Crete and commands a sizeable portion of the tourist flow that comes to Greece. Natural beauty, an amalgamation of cultures, wine and gastronomy and the pleasant contrast between the old town and the new town of Chania are some of its selling points. The Old… Read the full article