Chania today is a
vibrant exciting City where old & new cultures mix together from every
corner of the world.The most important
of those, the Cretan culture, is the most prominent and highly regarded, with
hospitality & friendship being hard to avoid whether you stay for a night,
a month, or even a year!
The Old Town
continues to attract many people throughout the year, with July & August
being the busiest months, and also the hottest.The many narrow streets provide a fantastic backdrop for the bars &
tavernas that can be found on every corner, as well as the numerous boutique
style shops that open late into the evening.
The Venetian Harbour
is home to water front restaurants and day trip boats, whereas the smaller
inner harbour, backed by the Splantzia area of the Old Town,
is home to the small fishing vessels of the local community alongside visiting
private yachts & cruisers.
Chania's inner harbour, backed by the Splantzia area.
Away from the
shoreline is the modern shopping & commercial area of Chania providing
everything necessary for visitors & residents alike.
Outside the centre of
Chania, there are beaches and remote natural peninsulas that provide peace and
relaxation.Beaches that are accessible
by foot and by car take you west out of the centre.Further afield you can explore the natural
beauty of the White Mountains (The Lefka Ori) or the Gramvousa Peninsula.Visit the small harbour towns of Kissamos
& Kolymbari, or venture down Europe’s
largest Gorge – “The Samaria”.Take
yourself to the South West corner of Crete and
visit the coastal towns of Paleochora & Sougia where the Lybian sea laps
the shoreline, and the pace of life is gentle & quiet.
What ever you want from your time in Chania, you will surely find it