Chania holidays in Town
You find Chania Town on the North West Coast of Crete about 150 Kms from Heraklion. Chania has an airport on the Akrotiri Peninsula, “Daskalogiannis” airport. The town is very popular with visiting tourist. Especially the old town and the harbour area are bustling with people looking around, enjoying meals in the tavernas and shopping for designer object’s, jewellery, cloths and antiquities. Definitely worth a visit for your holidays and vacation
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Chania is situated on the northwest coast area of Crete with wonderful sandy beaches and surrounded by beautiful untouched nature. In the distance behind the city are the towering white mountains “Lefka Ori”. Here is a true hikers paradise with splendid mountains and beautiful gorges to stroll through, acres and acres of olive and orange groves.
The city of Chania is full of architecture from the sieges of the Venetians and the Turks. The heart of the city is the bustling Venetian harbour dating from 1537. Here people meet at cafés and tavernas.
The narrow streets behind the harbour offer a unique experience with the beautiful portals and balconies, you can explore these narrow back street for hours and hours and still feel the need to keep meandering along. The market place is at the crossroads of the old and the new city and has everything to offer – food, fish, meat, vegetables, spices, cheese stalls, souvenirs and one or two traditional tavernas with daily cooked Cretan specialties.
The Archaeological Museum of Chania was founded in 1963 and is located on the spot where stood the old Venetian monastery of St. Francis in Halidon Street in the city of Chania. The museum’s collection includes finds from excavations in various parts of the city made during the last 50 years and its exhibits give an enduring image of the cultural history of Chania from the Neolithic period up to the Roman period.
Summer opening hours from April 1 until October 31: Monday: closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:00 to 15:00
Address: Halidon 21 Old Town, Chania
Phone: +30 28210 90334