About Chania

Chania’s Attractions

  • The historic town of Chania
    Evoking a sense of medieval splendor and Venetian magnificence the historic town of Chania evokes the grace of a bygone era. A multicultural corner inspired by the Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Venetians, and Ottomans still adorning the island of Crete.
  • The old harbor
    As if forgotten in time the old harbor emanates a feeling of nostalgia and cosmopolitan beauty with its Venetian lighthouse standing tall, the Grand Arsenal, Kum Kapi and Halepa.
  • The Samaria Gorge
    Starting at an altitude of 1230 m. the 16 km long Samaria gorge is the longest trekking gorge in all of Europe and one of the top attractions on the island of Crete.
  • Elafonissi Beach
    A piece of paradise with white and pink sand adorned by gleaming seashells, shining bright through the shallow turquoise waters.
  • The area of Koum-Kapi
  • The stone lighthouse
  • The old market of Chania
  • The historic hammam
  • The archaeological museum
  • The naval museum
  • The Venetian churches
  • The portside mosque
  • Chania’s city beach, Kalathas
  • The island of Gavdos