Chania

Welcome to Chania

Chania (also spelled Hania) is Crete’s most evocative city, with its pretty Venetian quarter, criss-crossed by narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbour. Remnants of Venetian and Turkish architecture abound, with old townhouses now transformed into atmospheric restaurants and boutique hotels.

Although all this beauty means the old town is deluged with tourists in summer, it’s still a great place to unwind. The Venetian harbour is super for a stroll and a coffee or cocktail. Plus it’s got a university and a modern portion to the city, which means that it retains its charm in winter. Indie boutiques and an entire lane (Skridlof) dedicated to leather products mean there’s good shopping and with a multitude of creative restaurants, you’ll likely have some of your best meals on Crete here.

Places

Chania
Southwest Coast & Sfakia
Northwest Coast
Paleohora
East of Hania
Kissamos
Hora Sfakion
Sougia
Akrotiri Peninsula
Gavdos Island
Lefka Ori & Samaria Gorge
Innahorion Villages
Georgioupoli
Samaria Gorge
Frangokastello
Almyrida
Loutro
Falasarna
Kolymbari
Elafonisi
Theriso
Lake Kournas
Gramvousa Peninsula
Anopoli
Anydri
Rodopou Peninsula
Imbros Gorge
Gavalohori
Azogires
Aradena Gorge
Hrysoskalitissas
Around Hora Sfakion

Top Sights in Chania

Activities

Souda fort

  • Hania Province
  • Crete Spot
  • Activities
Gramvousa
Activities

Gramvousa

  • Hania Province
  • Crete Spot
  • Activities
Hotel Dias
Accommodation

Amazing hotels and hostels

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Food & Drink

Pita tou Riga

  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Crete Spot
  • Fast Food

Ble Katsarolakia

  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Crete Spot
  • Cretan

Chania Activities

Survival Guide

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Health

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Getting around: arriving

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Travelling with children

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