Chania

Chania, the westernmost part of Crete, impresses with its Venetian architecture, the unparalleled beauty of the natural environment, the turquoise waters and the authentic flavors of Cretan cuisine known to be the healthiest in the world.

At the city of Chania, with its intense Venetian air, the spectacular White Mountains, the famous Samaria Gorge, the exotic beaches of Balos and Falassarna and the small villages where Cretan tradition remains unchanged, you will experience vacations under the sound of the Rizikites, the traditional Cretan music of the area.

You may choose your stay from Venetian mansions that have become luxury guesthouses in the old town, where the pulse of fun and life is blooming and modern luxury resorts adorning the area’s beautiful beaches for comfortable accommodation and plenty of activities.

Visit the Venetian harbor with the multi-photographed Egyptian lighthouse and Firkas fortress at its entrance. Climb up the hill of Prophet Elias, where the tombs of the Venizelos family members are, important political figures of modern Greek history and enjoy the magnificent view of the whole city.

Continue your tour northeast of the city towards the Akrotiri of Chania with numerous religious and historical monuments and lush beaches. Plan even farther routes to explore the traditional villages of Sfakia, Vamos, Paleochora and Georgioupolis as well as the Frangokastelo area with its medieval castle and beautiful beach.

Walk to the Samaria Gorge, the largest and most imposing one in Greece, and dive into the clear blue waters of Agia Roumeli, the beach you will find at the end of the route.

For more exotic “dives” visit the beach in Balos Lagoon and Falasarna.

Have fun from dusk until dawn on the beach of Platanias, where the party never ends and cross the shallow waters that divide the magnificent beach of Elafonisi with the homonymous islet.

Taste the delicious traditional pilaf as well as the famous Sfakian pies, the Chaniotki bureki, the cigar rack (goat) with the stuffed pumpkins and the marathopita with raki.

Have fun in all the popular bars and shops of the Old Town, at the seafront Kum Kappi and Splendid with the historic plane tree.

Dive in the northern gulf of Chania with its unique underwater environment and admire the elephant cave, near the Gulf of Souda, with many impressive findings. Explore the natural wealth of Chania by following the mountainous routes in the White Mountains, by bike or by paragliding for the most adventurous.

Explore beautiful Chania and enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Explore one of the most beautiful Greek islands and have an unforgettable experience.