Town with long history and distinctive character, Chania is one of the most important tourist destinations in our country
The old town of Chania,is a historical monument, impresses visitors with its Byzantine and Venetian walls, Christian and Muslim monuments, picturesque streets with Venetian houses.
Ornament of Chania is the Venetian harbor, the lighthouse on the breakwater tip.
On the southwest coast of Crete lies one of the most magical beaches. Elafonisi is one of the exotic beaches in Crete, located about 80 km from Chania, is characterized by dunes of white sand, clear blue and clear shallow waters, the peace and tranquility offered. The landscape in reference to exotic beaches and shallow waters often continue for several meters into the sea. The landscape of Elafonissi in nails, as it is rare to meet in Greece beach with its own characteristics. A visit on the beach of Elafonisi, is one of the greatest things to do in Chania!
THE Falasarna today is known as one of the best and most award winning beaches of Greece and many who visit for a swim in the sea are not aware that this is an important ancient city of western Crete with very rich history.
To the northwest of Crete is Gramvoùsa. It is a peninsula west of which lies the magnificent beach of Balos. On Gramvousa peninsula there is a castle which was built by the Venetians and was used as a fortress against the aspiring conquerors who occasionally wanted to trespass. Very fine white and red sand, shallow waters and at some point a lagoon with clear turquoise waters.
Lake Kournas is the only natural freshwater lake in Crete. Located east of Chania, close to the borders with the prefecture of Rethymnon.
It is located on the northern edge of the White Mountains, in a cavity created by karst well. 4 km. From the seaside village of Georgioupolis and 2,5 km. From the settlement Kournas.
The exact altitude and the dimensions of the lake changed during the year, revealing sandy shore in the summer months.
The village Theriso (or Therissos) is located at the foot of the White Mountains and is 16 km from the prefecture of Chania. To get there you go through the beautiful and full of greenery Therisiano Gorge, 6 km long, with clear waters and beautiful dense trees, often found on top you. The road passes through the gorge, connecting the village to Chania, offering lovely views of trees, water and generally a wild beauty.
Therisso has played an important role in the history of Crete due to its fortified position. Therisso worth visiting not only for its historical significance and historical buildings located there, but also for its unique beauty as for its delicious appetizers will find in the taverns of the village.
The Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in whole Europe. The cross over three hundred thousand people each year. It is a wondrous landscape with rare geomorphic formations. Unique habitat with unique richness in flora and fauna and a rich mythology that reaches as prehistoric times and eventful history during the difficult years for Crete.
The length of the route to the park boundaries is 12.8 km, then the distance to the coastal St. Roumeli still 3,2 km.I crossing, fast walking can be performed in five or fewer hours but preferably is not done in fewer than 6-8 hours to the possibility of comfortable enjoyment of incomparable beauty.
It is usually visited from May 1 until the end of October, unless there are difficult weather conditions.
The bath is near Sfakia, with which is connected by ferry. Access is daily.
Considered retreat and probably is. Even when crowded, because it has many visitors to the truth, again one peace and tranquility is the atmosphere.
You will visit the Tombs of Venizelos, leaving from Chania to the east. It is the burial place of Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophocles Venizelos, at one point with a panoramic view of the city. The point had indicated he Eleftherios Venizelos, situated a few kilometers from his home in Halepa.
The Municipal Market, the huge building of 4,000 sq.m. on Hatzimichalis Giannari, it is one of the most modern monuments of the city of Chania, and the heart of the modern city, since 1913 manufactured. In the galleries you will find dozens of shops with local delicacies of Cretan cuisine that will not leave you untouched!
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