Chania, a Beautiful Port Town on the Greek Island of Crete
Chania is a beautiful port town on the northwest coast of the Crete, with an atmosphere reflecting its Venetian and Turkish past.
Chania and the long row of beach resorts stretching 20 km west along the beaches of the Chania bay is a well visited destination for European charter trips.
The city of Chania is an attractive destination for sightseeing and shopping formany tourists.
Here is plenty of opportunities for eating and drinking on Greek tavernasand modern cafés that are open into the night.
The old town is centered around the harbor,it is a maze of alleys and houses that has been standing for many hundred years rebuilt,ruined and built up again with details from the different epochs.
Old town is full ofsouvenir, art and crafts shops; the new quarters house the regular span of shops, here youcan find the most of your needs for the hiking or other adventures.
The beaches begin inthe city a bit away but not far from the old town.
Nearest one is Nea Hora, a 1 km walkfrom the west end of the Old Town.
If you are on Crete to see the ‘real Crete’,as opposed to the night clubs for tourists, then visiting the villages around Chania isa must.
All Cretan culture can be seen, heard and tasted in the villages.
All villages havea central coffee shop (the ‘kafenion’) which is where all people eventually end up.
Thekafenion, apart from being a place to meet friends for a coffee or a game, is used asthe main information center of the village.