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Chania
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Location of Chania
Chania harbour

 Description

Chania is the capital of the West of Crete. It is a city of over 60.000 inhabitants combining modern buildings, traffic jams and parking problems with the charm of its old town.

 Getting there

Chania is located 14 km from its airport. Good road and bus connections to everywhere.

 Atmosphere

Generally busy. The old town is beautiful and very picturesque.

 Accommodation

A lot of accommodation of all categories. Find accommodation in Chania

 Restaurants

Great choice of restaurants.

 Shopping

Chania is probably the best place for shopping in Crete.

 Nightlife

Plenty of night life for all tastes.

 Beach

Chania has its own beach in the western part of the town.

 Cultural

The old town is a journey back in time. A few good museums (Archaeological museum, Naval museum), a few art galleries, cinemas.

 Additional comments

You may not want to stay in Chania (although it is a good base to explore the West of Crete from) but a visit is a must.

 Chania on the web

Municipality of Chania the city's official web site
The archaeological museum of Chania
Chania
general description and history
Photos of the old town

 Additional photos (click to enlarge)
Panoramic view of Chania from the hill of Malaxa
The harbour of Chania in the winter
The harbour of Chania in the winter
Storm in the old harbour of Chania
The harbour and the lighthouse
Chania harbour in winter
Chania harbour in winter
Chania harbour in winter
Chania harbour in winter
Chania harbour
Chania harbour and the Venetian arsenal
Chania from the hill of Profiti Elias

 

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