Amazed with backpacker's travel stories in the city where the old and the new are blend in harmony with the beautiful nature and place. What is the name of city that they were talking about? It is Chania (also spelled: Haniá), it is the second city of Crete and one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. Chania includes the old and new city. The old town is built around the Venetian port and is also a relatively integral area where Venetian buildings and later Turkish elements compose a unique architectural style. Due to the historic center of Chania with its Venetian walls defining the borders between the old and new city and its ramparts, the city has been pronounced as preserved. It consists of five connected districts surrounding the Venetian port.
Chania is the most western of all four prefecture of the island and has much to offer and food lovers, it's a paradise! Yummy... Some of Chania city attractions are the Venetian port, the old city at Enetika, the old Turkish buildings, the lighthouse and the Firkas’ fort. Get familiar with the city of Chania by wandering around in its streets, visiting its museums and admiring the different architectural styles presenting the historical route of the city. About museums there are Historical and folkloric Museum at Gavalochori.
The capital is lovely and the area is full of wonderful beaches and isolated coves with soft sand or colourful pebbles and crystalline waters. Due to its natural beauty and variety of sights, attracts many tourists from all over the world.
Outstanding sights: Kissamos, Kasteli, Kolimpari, Meleme, Platanias, Kalives scenic village, Samaria canyon, Saint Roumeli at Liviko sea, Sougia, Palaiochora and phantasmagoric Fragokastello at Sfakia.
Beaches: Agioi Apostoloi, Agia Marina, Kalives, Kissamos, Kastelli, Palaiochora, Platanias, Stalos, Sougia, Fragokastello, Chalara Golden Dawn, Gavdos, Falsarna and Elafonisi.
Chania city really enchanted, how about where to stay? If you plan to visit Chania and spend several times then you can stay in Chania hotels or apartments. If you plan to visit Chania and stay for short time then you should choose hotel, otherwise you can choose Chania apartments. There are plenty a lot hotels and apartments which spread around Chania and now to book them is more easily because of internet service. Choose what kind of room that you prefer to stay, you can search by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool, and see photos and reviews. Don’t forget to enjoy and spend your holiday season in Chania.Here are other pictures collection of Chania:
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