Chania Town

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Chania is a small, picturesque town worth getting to know, where you’ll almost certainly stay longer than you intended, enjoying tasty food, the wonderful harbour, old buildings. great architecture and many more.

Chania is also one of the two places you are most likely to see on arriving in Crete.

It is beautiful - that is to say, much of the Chania you will want to see is clustered close to the harbour - old buildings, museums, churches and crafts shops (some with genuinely interesting and sometimes local, products on offer).

The Venetian, Turkish, traditional and modern architecture coexist in harmony in the city of Chania, creating a unique and attractive scenery for the visitors. Archaeological sites, temples, squares, and unique buildings adorn the attractive city of Chania.

The old city of Chania constitutes a unique historical monument, for which have been made many efforts by the State and the local authorities to preserve and project its historical character.

Despite the intense touristic development of the last few decades, the interventions, the disasters, and the aspect of modern architecture, the old city managed to preserve its historical and its unique architectural character to a great extent.

The city of Chania is built - according to the archaeological research - on the ruins of ancient Kydonia, which according to mythology was founded by king Kydon and was one of the most important cities Of Crete, as Homer mentioned, whereas Kydonians are supposed to be a pre-Hellenic tribe. Chania is a wonderful mixture result of Eastern and Western civilizations.

During the ancient period (3.000-2.800 B.C.) the old harbor was used by the ancient Minoans, as a crossroad of all five Continents. Furthermore, this harbor hosted ancient Kydonia to the late 7th century A.D., one of the most important cities of ancient Crete, while it was conquered many times during the past by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks, Hebrews, Egyptians, and Arabs, till the end of the 19th century, when it was liberated. Finally, Chania – as well as the whole Crete - was united with independent Greece in 1913 with the significant help of the great Greek politician Eleftherios Venizelos.

Food is offered in great variety and sometimes great similarity - there are many restaurants and also cafes, at which to reflect upon the experiences of places you have just explored together with the enjoyment of some tasty food - we have suggestions for restaurants further on.

The atmosphere has a touch of Florence and Venice (a few years ago when those cities still had some room to walk), combined with the culture and character of Cretan people and traditions.

The Chania harbor is wonderful and at any particular time of day the light produces a different result, creating a "different place".
This is the best chance to see some of the old buildings - of Venetian and Turkish design, that Crete once had across the island - many have since been destroyed by the ravages of war and plunder.

Chania is surrounded by numerous rich options for sightseeing, exploration, and discovery. Mountain villages provide a view into the "inner Crete". The Samaria and many other gorges can be hiked, archaeological sites abound.

How to get there

Chania has an international airport with scheduled flights year-round and abundant charter flights serving much of Europe during the season - April to October. Buses from the airport are virtually non-existent [see bus timetable]. If you're not driving, you should take a taxi. Flight tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.

Ferries sail to and from Athens (Pireas) daily - the port for ferries for Chania is at Souda, a few kilometers away. When the ferry arrives, if you manage to scamper onto the bus in time, this will take you to Chania. But it is best to plan to take a taxi. Ferry tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our website.

Of course, if you are renting a car on arrival, you can drive to your chosen destination at will! If a pause in Souda before your first sighting of Chania seems just right, try "Exandas" cafe which serves Illy coffee and the famed, welcoming treat of a "bougatsa" (pastry with cheese or cream filling).

Book your taxi transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our website.

Where to stay

- At the upper end of the Chania price offerings Casa Delfino just off the Venetian harbor, is unique. Two restored Venetian houses have been wonderfully re-furbished and decorated, producing 20 rooms and suites. This place is beautiful and could happily be a destination in itself. It is quiet, being just a little back (40 meters) from the cafe-decorated waterfront - this is valuable as summer nights can be late ones when the currently popular "disco-thump" music is blared relentlessly from cafes on the waterfront at stadium-level volume.

DomicileChania Venetian Residence, after an incredible restoration, this ultimate residence is now a mix of modern and traditional elements creating a harmonious space both relaxed and timeless – it truly feels like home. A home that offers its guests a unique experience.

Mama Nena Charming Hotel a great, small, hospitable boutique hotel with breakfast in the heart of Chania's charming old town, with views over the picturesque harbourfront with the Venetian lighthouse and the sea.

Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor, a small boutique hotel with 11 suites, a wonderful small restaurant, a unique spa, an original Turkish Hamam, an indoor swimming pool enclaved to ceiling height Venetian arches... a truly exceptional and tasteful hotel with a rare calm quality - and yet be in the heart of the special town of Chania.

Fatma Hanoum Boutique Hotel, a historical mansion harmoniously combining Venetian and Ottoman architectural styles, is located in a charming, narrow alley in the heart of Chania’s Old Harbor in Crete.

Ionas Boutique Hotel is a splendidly restored Venetian building, converted into a charming small hotel in 2006. It has 9 smart rooms, with design flair and style. The small cafe & breakfast area and the roof terrace make this a new small hotel to take delight in. It is in a quiet Chania Old Town location, very close to the harbour.

- Another fine new arrival is Splanzia Hotel, with 8 distinctive, quality rooms, Venetian building, suave cafe & courtyard, in a new part of Chania by the Old Town. Small & chic, family-run hotel. 3 minute walk to the marina, 10 minutes to the Venetian harbour center.

Pandora Suites has been overlooking Chania harbor for many years...room interiors may feel a bit dated, but the charm of its magnificent views from the rooftop terrace never fades. The proximity to the harbour, enjoyable courtyard & terrace are what you stay here for (and one of the rooms with a view if you're very lucky!).

Belmondo Hotel has a great position on the waterfront, it is an old Venetian building tastefully converted into a small delightful hotel.

Porto Veneziano Hotel is round the water's edge at the inner harbour and marina, it is of a high standard, modern hotel. A sea view room offers you one of the best places to wake up in Chania, your balcony above the harbour with the lighthouse, Venetian buildings, boats, and sea in the site. This hotel is quiet - but also convenient with restaurants in every direction and a pleasurable walk to the old shops and museums around the harbor.

- The Porto del Colombo Hotel is a lovely small hotel - a restored Venetian harbor-side building, opposite Casa Delfino. 2 rooms with harbor views.

Alcanea Boutique Hotel, is one of the best small, boutique hotels in the Old Town of Chania in Crete. A historic building, an exceptional seafront location, eight inviting rooms, a charming cafe and great sea views.

- Ammos Design Hotel, this is a feel-good hotel without any formality and most of the staff have been around for years and many guests are regulars, which comes as no surprise as the place is astonishingly good value.

The Theodore Boutique Hotel, easy-living, warm hospitality, personal care meets superb seafront location at this mini-resort, at Agia Marina Village only 8 km from the Venetian harbour of Chania, Crete’s most beautiful town.

What to see & do

- Explore the old city of Chania, walk along the narrow streets with the old building, browse through the small shops with leather goods and ceramics. Visit the main market and buy from here honey, herbs, cheese, olive oil.  The Venetian, Turkish, traditional, and modern architecture coexist in harmony in the city of Chania, creating a unique and attractive scenery for the visitors. Archaeological sites, temples, squares, and unique buildings adorn this small picturesque town. The old city of Chania constitutes a unique historical monument, for which have been made many efforts by the State and the local authorities to preserve and project its historical character. Despite the intense touristic development of the last few decades, the interventions, the disasters, and the aspect of modern architecture, the old city managed to preserve its historical and its unique architectural character to a great extent.

- The lighthouse at the old harbor of Chania is surely the landmark of this amazing small town of Crete. The story of the lighthouse starts many years ago, although its present form dates back to the Egyptian Occupation of Crete (in the early 19th century). The Venetians, under the threat of the Turks, in the late 16th century, started fortifying all towns throughout Crete (HeraklionRethimno, Ierapetra, etc.  In the period 1595-1601, they made great interventions at the port of Chania. At the center of the breakwater, they built the bastion of St. Nicholas, which together with the fortress of Firkas, could protect the harbor entrance. At that time they also built the lighthouse. The current lighthouse tower is mounted on a trapezoidal base which holds since the Venetian Era. During the Turkish Occupation, the harbor of Chania and the lighthouse were neglected and abandoned. In 1839, the Egyptians restored the lighthouse as we see it today. The base of the lighthouse is still the original Venetian base although the Lion of St. Marc which was carved there has long gone. Today’s tower stands at 21m height and is visible within 7 miles. The lighthouse is located at the end of a long mole that protects the Venetian harbor from the sea. It is well worth walking all the way to the end of it as you get splendid views from the harbour.

- The Arsenal buildings at the east part of harbour, were dry docks/shipbuilding / ship repair yards built along the eastern harbor between 1467 and 1599. There were 17 of them in a terrace and three more separate ones (the Docks of Moro, built in 1607) towards the eastern end of the harbor. The Arsenals was 50m long and 9m wide rectangular vaulted structures open at the seaside where a ship could be pulled out of the water and dragged into them in order to be worked on. Nine of them were demolished during the Turkish occupation when the docks were converted into military stores.

- Chania is very rich in cultural tradition. The Cretan folk tradition is imprinted on the local art (weaving, tsevredes, carpets, towels etc.) that reflects the sense of beauty and the artistic expression of local people. Simple village women, as well as women’s cooperatives, produce silk and woolen embroideries. In Chania, you may also find unique handcrafted products from glass, wood, metal, as well as ceramics workshops, woodcarving workshops, and metallurgy workshops. A very peculiar art is that of Cretan boot-making (called Stivania) that the visitor can admire in Skridlof Street, in the old city of Chania, as well as that of Cretan knife-making with the engraved folk Cretan couplets.

- If you wish to buy local products or folklore products, do not omit to visit the Municipal Market of Chania (working hours: from Monday until Saturday, 08.00 - 20.00) with many traditional shops selling pure Cretan products on their shelves; gruyere, sheep's anthotyro, and manoyri, some of the most popular local cheeses, fresh vegetables, and juicy fruits, olives, herbs, thyme honey and, of course, local raki.

- Visit at the center of Chania the Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou. The Temple of Eisodion, as Cathedral and Metropolitan and Protector of the City, concentrates the religious, oblative, and generally devotional interest of the godly population of Chania.

- East of Splatzia Square of the old city of Chania has located the church of Agios Nikolaos, which was built before 1320, during the Venetian Period, like the monastery of Dominican Order. During the Venetian period, it constituted the most important church in the city. Plan your day ahead with a nice cup of Greek coffee or ouzo in the traditional kafenion in front of the St Nicholas church in Splantzia.

- Visit the Archaeological Museum of Chania. The Archaeological Museum of Chania was founded in 1963 and is located at the place of the Venetian Monastery of Agios Fragiskos in Halidon Street in Chania. The collection of the museum includes findings from excavations in several areas of the city that have been performed during the last 50 years, and its exhibits cover the cultural history of Chania from the neolithic period till the Roman Empire.

- Pay a visit to Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection. It is located in the internal part of the north-western side of the fortification walls that was renamed to Monastery of Saint Salvatore. The exhibition is focused on the historical and artistic identity of the region of Chania during the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine period.

- Visit The Nautical Museum of Crete - Naval Museum (Maritime Museum), which is located at the entrance of the historical fortress "Firka". It was founded in 1973 in order to promote the nautical traditions and history of the island. The Museum cooperates and interacts with other Nautical Museums in Greece and abroad.  It delivers a superb introduction to the History of Crete and is by no means only for maritime mavens, you will learn more here in half an hour than most could teach you, about the events that filled Crete's moving past. Excellent, well done.

- Visit the Folklore Museum of Chania – Cretan House. The Folklore Museum of Chania is located at the center of the old city of Chania, in Halidon Street, next to the Catholic church. It includes folklore and traditional exhibits that allow the visitor to have a representative picture of the way of life of older residents of the island during the 18th and 19th centuries.

- Visit the house that Eleftherios Venizelos was born - one of the most important politicians of Greece - which is located in Mournies of Chania. The house of Venizelos today has been transformed into Museum, in which many personal objects of the ethnarch El. Venizelos and Cretan history are exposed. 

- Visit Venizelos Graves, which has magnificent views from amongst the trees, on a hill above Chania, across the town, Venetian harbor, and sweeping over the sea & beyond. Best place to pause & enjoy the view, Ostria cafe. 

- Within the geographical borders of the Municipality of Chania, 11 beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag (Stalos, Agii Apostoli 1, Agii Apostoli 2, Chrissi Akti, Agia Marina, Kalamaki, Nea Chora, Marathi, Stavros, Agios Onoufrios, Kalathas). Don't miss exploring a few of them.

- Visit The Patriarchal Monastery of Chrysopigi, which was founded in Chania during the last period of the Venetian Period (end of 16th century) and is dedicated to Panagia Zoodocho Pigi.  Every year come thousands of pilgrims from Greece and abroad to kneel the miraculous icon of Panagia.

- Visit the Ancient Kydonia (Proto-Minoan settlement of Kasteli). The modern city of Chania is founded in the site of a significant ancient Minoan settlement, Kydonia or ku-do-ni-ja as it appears on Linear B script. According to the tradition, Kydonia was one of the three cities founded by King Minos in Crete. The settlement that is presently excavated in the city of Chania has as center the hill of Kasteli and is the most important of the prefecture. Large habitations with well-built rooms, elegant floors with circular cavities- fireplaces, coated walls with deep red mortar, door frames, and ceramics of excellent quality are some of the findings that indicate the existence of a significant proto-Minoan center. The extended excavations in the archaeological site of Kasteli, which constitutes one of the most important monuments of the prehistoric period of Crete, are carried out from 1966 until today by the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. Some of the most important findings of the excavation are available in Chania Archaeological Museum.

- Start your night out in Synagogi bar, housed in a roofless Venetian building that was once a synagogue.

- Walk from the Venetian Harbour all the way to Halepa and the Tambakaria, where the old tanneries will take you back in time. Tabakaria is a district with old leather processing houses found on the rocky eastern side of the city of Chania. The area was chosen for the following reasons: the abundant brackish subterranean waters used to soften leather, and its relative closeness to the city. Today some of the leather processing houses are still in operation. Adjusted to the natural properties of the land, the buildings have only one floor on the side of the street and two or three floors on the side of the sea. They are made of stone with tile roofs. They are built close to each other with very narrow, steep passages and steps going down to the sea. Tabakaria constitutes a unique architectural complex.

- Capture the vibrant colours and smells in the Leather Market.

- See an exhibition housed in the Mosque of the Janissaries that dominates the harbor view.

- Buy traditional knives or watch the making of them in the Armenis knife shop in Sifaka street.

- Visit the cross-shaped Municipal market, a bustle of colours and smells, shaped after the Marseilles market.

- Sit under the trees or take a photo of the kri-kris, the Cretan wild goats at the Public Garden.

- In Summer, the municipality hosts cultural events around the town, including these in the public gardens and at the open air theatre on the outskirts of the town walls, which has various music and theatrical performances. 

- Swim. The nearest beach is  500m away, Agii Apostgolli Beach is 4 km, and the famous long beach of Agia Marina is 7km away. Or maybe you prefer the enclosed waters of Marathi bay, on the Akrotiri peninsula.

- Visit villages near Chania, where the old men talk, argue, discuss, play cards at their local kafeneio or simply find a stretch of beach and immerse the cares of yesterday in the waters of today. With children, you might treat them to a visit to the water park at Limnoupolis.

- A trip by car I would suggest: To "Therissos" - you drive through a beautiful gorge. The village itself is historic and has some good tavernas like "Andartis". But if you have time, you can continue further to Zourva and come down to Chania again via Meskla. This is a spectacular drive (if the atmosphere is clear and not too hazy), marked on some maps as unpaved - but it is now paved. Just after Zourva, there is a taverna on its own with glass windows with 360 views and good local food. At Therisos located the Historical and Folklore Museum of Therisos. This Museum was founded in 1985 and is located in the building that was used as the headquarters of Eleftherios Venizelos. The museum hosts objects of that period, archives and photographic material, armament, as well as personal objects of Eleftherios Venizelos.

- In case of some great Monasteries nearby Chania. The Patriarchal Monastery of Agia Triada Tsagarolon is one of the most important monasteries of the end of the Venetian Empire in Crete with a great contribution to the History and Education of the island. It is located on the foot of Stavros mountain chain, in the area "Tzompomilos" of Meleha cape.

- Another worth visit Monastery is the Gouverneto Monastery or Lady of Angels which is one of the oldest monasteries of Crete and constitutes a sample of orthodoxy monasterial architecture. It was built in 1537 an altitude of 260 meters by monks of the Catholic church that abandoned the place due to piracy. Beyond Gouvernetou lies a wonderful hiking trail to the cliff chapel of Katholikon and an azure-watered inlet below. The aquamarine water would be very inviting for a swim before the climb back up to Gouverneto Monastery if this were not strictly prohibited by the monks.

- The monastery of Timios Prodromos is located in Korakies of Akrotiri. It is a historical woman's cloth monastery that is known to local people as the monastery of nuns. The monastery was destroyed many times by the different conquerors of Crete and thus the valuable files that could help for the precise dating of the monastery were lost.

- Outside Chania: trips to the many surrounding monasteries, the Samaria Gorge (take a bus to Omalos or a tour as you will walk the Gorge, take a ferry from the end at Agia Roumeli to Sfakia and then a bus back to Chania).

- Also on Akrotiri peninsula, beyond the airport, there are two very impressive monasteries, inhabited by a few monks, and both are opened to appropriately dressed visitors in the morning and late afternoon, Agia Triada or Jakaoron, renowned for its traditions this unique olive oil is produced,  and the historic monastery of Gouvernetou the more remote which resembles a castle, with towers which served to defend it from raiders.

- If you are looking for more quiet beaches, Falasarna, is a very long beach that is located on the west part of the island, 44km from your hotel, What makes this beach so unique, is the length, you can walk along the sandy beach for a lot of time. Or drive 2 hours southwest to Elafonisi (try and get there before the afternoon crowds), or 1 hour west the well-known Balos Beach (the latter requires a short hike or a boat from Kastelli).

- Or maybe you would like to visit one of the best wineries in Crete, Manousakis Winery.

Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe, if you like gorges, walk through this gorge and the experience will be unique. It is a long gorge, 16km, and you need about 6 hours to pass it,  that means that it is not allowed to walk the long way if you have any health problem. If you think that 16km are too many, you can see the last part of the gorge. You have to drive to Chora Sfakion and then you take the boat to Agia Roumeli, where is the exit of the gorge, you just have to walk a few kilometers in the gorge, at least till the most narrow point "portes".

- Next to Samaria gorge, there is another gorge, shorter but very beautiful because it is very narrow at some points. This is Imbros gorge and you need just 2 hours to pass it. You can combine this walk, with swimming to Fragokastelo beach, as it is very close to the exit of the gorge.

- For those who love horse riding, there is a horse riding center in Akrotiri, that organizes daily excursions in that area. You just need to make a reservation.

More exciting activities in Chania Region.

Where to eat & drink

Chrysostomos is a treat, in the street behind the Porto Veneziano hotel, at the marina end of the harbour. Real original tasty and healthy bean salads (the way Cretan's used to eat), fabulous home-baked bread, excellent game, meat, and fresh vegetable dishes. A gem. Telephone: 28210 - 57035.

- The Well of the Turk - hard to find but worth it for a creative blend of north African, middle eastern, and Greek food, set in an old Turkish house with - yes, a well. Take Karaoli Dimitriou at the bottom of Halidon, it becomes Sifaka (there are shops selling knives on your right) look down the alleys here for signs to the Deaf and Dumb Association of Chania. You will stumble across the restaurant - if unsure keep asking! Closed Tuesday (Winter: closed Monday and Tuesday). Tel: 28210-54547.

- To Avgo tou Kokkora - next to Vranas studios, behind the big church, Mitropoli, off Halidon. Looks at first like a cafe - it's more, an ideal haven of fresh, creatively prepared salads, pasta, sandwiches, and more - crisp, delightful food and pleasing atmosphere. Tel: 28210-55776.

- Antigoni - corner of Akti Enoseos and Defkalionos (a short way past the Porto Veneziano Hotel). Re-decorated, much care taken here - local dishes and there is always fish. Tourists do visit this small restaurant but it is a popular local venue; the many times we've eaten there it's been a treat. Telephone: 28210-45236.

- Karnagio - halfway between the bottom of Halidon Street and the Porto Veneziano Hotel is a small square, more a car parking area, at the back of it is this - sprawling tables outside - fish restaurant. It's not the only one but in our experience, it has justified its good reputation - any way you can enjoy exercising your good judgment by picking out the fish you want, let them suggest how it should be cooked!

- In general the waterfront restaurants with their customer beckoning attendants, from the maritime museum to the square - this long strip of "translated menus" - has the least interesting fare on offer; if you wish to find Crete's real offerings the other side of the harbor (the mosque building and onwards) provides a better waterfront bet. Don't forget all the back streets and other parts of Chania where discoveries await.

- Above Chania - whole town & sea view (by the Venizelos Graves): Ostria cafe. Has indoor & outdoor seating, views are impressive from either any time of the day, sunsets are very special. Coffee, drinks, ice-cream, salads & snacks. Tel. 28210-56642.

Hidden restaurant gems in villages around Chania:

- East of Chania: "Eagle's nest" (Aetofolia) in Samonas village. Perched high up, with views to the valley and sea reached from twisting narrow mountain road (quite a drive!). Authentic, quality home cooking by Mrs. Katerina, the owner. Simple and pure food with good local ingredients (their own eggs, chickens...). Call to pre-order food the morning before an evening visit, otherwise, the selection is limited. But you can always find a lamb "tsigariasto", which is cooked just right here, a potato & vegetable omelet, wonderful greek salad, keftedakia (meatballs) and the tastiest fried potatoes. In the summer, if you are lucky and she has stuffed tomatoes, they are fantastic. Open year-round. Tel. 28250-41527.

- "Diadromes" just before Armeni village. Attractive stone building in pleasant estate, nature & mountain views, sitting outside by the river (or inside by the fireplace in the winter). Kayaking down the river & other activities organized for small groups (call first). Children's entertainment provided in special indoor & outdoor facilities. Open year-round, mainly Friday-Saturday-Sunday. Tel. 28250-41700.

- "Tzitzikas" in Armeni village, by the river. Nice ambiance, inside and out, with the sound of the running river creating a therapeutic effect... Wonderfully cool outside in the summer (under the great plane trees). Good espresso & cappuccino, interesting mezedes (snacks), and organic food available. Open year-round. Tel. 28250-41144.

- "Ta Lemonadika" in Fres village. In the village square, in a pretty, old, stone building dating from 1927. A one-man show in the kitchen & waiting tables, so service can be slow. Authentic and interesting (Greek) cuisine, using olive oil exclusively all cooking. Cretan or byzantine music (no loud dance music here!) Sitting at the few tables outside can be hot in the summer. Cozy in the winter inside. Open year round. Tel. 28250-71000.

- "Cretan corner" in Megala Horafia (below the Aptera archaeological site). Friendly welcome, open for coffee and meals, overlooking the valley below the White Mountains. Many ingredients come from the family's mostly organic farm. On Saturday evenings, in the summer, dancing to Cretan music may take place - impromptu or pre-organized for small groups (not bus-loads!) Open year-round. Tel. 28250-32241.

- Tavernas in Kalives village...take your pick! Kalives is blessed with many pleasing and good value tavernas on the waterfront, with offerings typical of the Greek/Cretan menu. Our favorites include "Gyalos" (for sardines, tasty Greek salad - tel. 28250-31117), "Mythos" (for grilled meats, horta/greens & pastitsio - tel. 28250-31964), "Mistrali", or "Maistali" (for variety of menu, tasty casseroles, aubergine papoutsaki - tel. 28250-31902) and "Provlita" (especially for fresh fish & seafood - tel. 28250-31835). Fine sandy beach, good tavernas...a tempting stop (perhaps on your way to or from the Aptera archaeological site above Kalives). In the winter, only "Mythos" is open every evening, "Provlita" is open on the weekends and the others are "hibernating"!

- "Don Rosario", for many years in the tiny beach-side hamlet of Ravdoucha, but moved in 2010 on the National Road, near Souda (area "Platani"). A sophisticated Italian restaurant. Fresh fish, seafood, oysters, lobster, as well as mouth-watering pasta is your treat here. Tel. 28210-23663. Call for reservations, especially on weekends.

Special comments

If by chance, you arrive on the ferry at Souda at 5.30 or 6.00 in the morning, rush to the waiting bus or one of the taxis and have them take you to the bottom of Halidon street at the Venetian Harbour (well, you'll need to walk from the bus stop if it's by bus of course! Ask them to let you off as near Halidon as possible).

Turn left and walk along the waterfront and find, usually, there is one, an open cafe and sit with a coffee or whatever and watch the moon (if it's on cue) dissolve and the sunrise. Then YOU will have special comments! It's a voyager's treat.

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  • Lisa Dowse

    Beautiful photography and excellent reviews and guidance on experiencing Chania. Would anyone recommend nice resorts to stay in around 20 mins from Chania? Thanks.

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