The Pearl of Crete

Chania takes the Western part of Crete, it is also called the “Western Crete”. It borders only with Rethymno.

This area appears to have been inhabited 
since the Neolithic era

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Chania is a charming city with stunning architecture. One of the most beautiful places in the city is the medieval port, there are picturesque taverns and painted Venetian houses with amazing balconies on the waterfront. The city consists of two parts, old and new. The Old Town is unusually beautiful, there are narrow stone streets, arches, old houses, with windows that have wooden shutters. All this colorful beauty conveys the atmosphere of the Renaissance. Each visitor of Chania has take a walk around the Old Town, to enjoy the beauty of Crete and drink a cup of perfect black coffee.

There is a largest Mediterranean Sea port near the city, receiving passenger and cargo ships. Millions of tourists visit Chania every year. One of the favorite places among tourists is the fortress of Firkas, which offers a magnificent view over the old port. To see all the beauty of the city, you must visit such areas as Castelli, Topanas, Sindriani. The architecture of these places recalls the ancient culture. Here you can see many musicians and poets looking for their muse and inspiration. To this day, Chania has preserved churches and monuments dating back to the early Middle Ages. If you want to visit these alluring places and enjoy firsthand, you can book romantic and very cozy hotels directly on our website. Here you can also order a transfer from the airport to the hotel and back.

Chania is located 140 km from Heraklion and 70 km from Rethymno. The city is located at the western base of the Akrotiri peninsula, 8 km from Chania International Airport.

You should choose Chania for an unforgettable and fantastic vacation, you will not only explore the city, but will also visit such great monasteries as Agia Triada and the hill of the Prophet Elijah (Elias).

Agia Triada – a truly magnificent monastery, which is the center of the world Orthodox pilgrimage. Agia Triada has its own library and a collection of original icons. At the monastery there is a small shop where you will have the opportunity to purchase olive oil, wine, honey and local teas.

Hill of the Prophet Elijah – one of the most popular places with a magnificent panoramic view over the city of Chania. Here you can visit the local church and picturesque pine park, where you can get in touch with the history of the liberation of Crete.

Due to its incredible beauty, the city is known as the Pearl of Crete and South Venice. It is impossible not to fall in love with the old Venetian port with a mole and a lighthouse, elegant buildings, carriages, yachts and fishing boats. You get stunning impression from romantic sunsets to the melodic sounds of the Greek lyre.

Chania can be admired at any time of the year. There is always fine weather here. It is an amazing city with a stunning blend of architecture from different eras, bizarre bends of narrow streets and romance that reigns everywhere.

We suggest that you check the list of hotels in Chania. Here you can book hotels for every taste and pocket. In our collection there are Five-Star Luxury Hotels, as well as Cheap Accommodation for budget vacation in Chania.


TRAVELGREECE prepared for you a list of the best beaches in Chania, where you can relax in an atmosphere of comfort and peace.

Elafonisi (Elafonissi beach) seems to be one of the most popular Western beaches of the island. It boasts PINK SAND and shallow water.

Falassarna is another remarkably beautiful sandy beach of the island popular for its spectacular sunsets. It sits in the Northwestern Crete.

Agia Marina is a long sandy beach suitable for young people as well as for families with children. The beach also provides different water sports facilities.

Many visitors see Balos beach as one of the most picturesque places on the island. It is located at the very end of Gramvoussa peninsular. Balos owes its attraction not only to the location but also to the white and pink sand that covers the seabed. This gives to the water its marvelous deep emerald hue.

Kalives sits about 19 km East of Chania. Scenic beach, beauty of the place, its relaxed rhythm are the main attractions of the place.

The sandy beach of Frangokastello village, doubtless, will attract those who come to enjoy sun and sea in quiet and serene ambiance. It owes its name to the well-preserved Venetian castle. The place is also famous for an unusual optical phenomenon called Drosoulites. Once a year early in the morning the ghost army from the remote past seem to approach the castle walls. It is rumored that sometimes even voices and sounds of the weapons can be heard.

Make a reservation now and discover all the magic of gorgeous Crete!

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