Holidays in Chania Crete

Holidays in Chania Crete

The region of Chania ( Hania ) is located on the western most side of the island of Crete, and measures over 2,300 sq.km in size. Chania is one of the most popular of the 4 prefectures of Crete, and is one that provides a huge selection of beautiful and charming holiday destinations.

Chania Crete GreeceThe town of Chania is one of extreme charm and magic, and is a very lively, colourful and enjoyable place to visit. The harbour of the town is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, churches and a choice of interesting museums.

There is much to see and do both in the town of Chania, and the prefecture itself. From the wealth of interesting sights and museums, to the wonderful beaches spread out all around the coast, visitors can enjoy a range of fun filled and interesting activities, as well as simply relaxing under the sun.

The history of Chania is one that can be traced back thousands of years, and is of great interest. Remains of past civilizations, and a history that fills the air, make Chania a perfect holiday destination. The influence of Venetian design can be seen on some of the magnificent buildings around the town.

As well as the main town of Chania, there are also many other unique and picturesque villages spread out around the prefecture. Some of these include the villages of Kissamos, Platanias and Akrotiri. Visitors to Chania can enjoy excursions and walks around these villages, where you can sample the traditional village life, and experience a true and authentic way of life of the villagers.

Chania is also home to some beautiful churches that are well worth visiting if you have the chance. Some of the most famous of these include “The Catherdral of Chania”, “Agioi Anargyroi Church” and “The Gouverneto Monastery”.

The prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete is truly a wonderful holiday and vacation destination, where visitors can enjoy and experience exactly the type of holiday that they are looking for.

How do I travel to Chania in Crete ?

You can reach the region of Chania in Crete by either air or sea. There is an airport in Chania which serves both domestic and international flights to the island of Crete. During the summer months a number of charter flights from all over Europe travel to Chania. Find more information about flights to Chania by clicking the link.

The other method of travelling to Chania is by ferry boat. There are frequent connections with Chania from the port of Piraeus in Athens, as well as other islands in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. There are also ferry connections to Chania from the Peloponnese region of Greece. Find more information about ferries to Chania by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Chania ?

In the town of Chania, as well as the rest of the county, you can find an excellent selection of accommodation ranging from hotels, apartments, studios and guesthouses. There are some beautiful coastal resorts in Chania and here you can find some lovely hotels right next to the sea. Some of the most popular destinations in the county of Chania include Platanias, Kissamos, Stalos, Kalamaki and Palaiochora. Find more information about hotels in Chania by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecase for Chania

 

Map of Chania

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chania - Wikipedia page about the county of Chania
http://www.chania.gr/ - Official website for the Municipality of Chania
http://www.aroundchania.com – Travel guide to Chania in Crete
http://www.χανια.com/ - Greek language website for Chania
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/chania - Chania page of the Greek Tourism Organization

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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