Chania, Crete, Greece
Chania is a large bustling town which boasts an array of restaurants, cosmopolitan shops and an indoor produce market. There is a good mix of bars for both tourists and locals and the beautiful sandy beaches are perfect for lazy days in the sun.
Chania provides views of the White Mountains from its charming Venetian Harbour which is lined with numerous bars and tavernas. Furthermore, it boasts an array of restaurants, cosmopolitan shops and an indoor produce market. The town is steeped in history and it is worth taking a look at the Minoan ruins, Byzantine churches and the 17th Century lighthouse. For those seeking entertainment there is an open-air theatre as well as a handful of discos in the old harbour area.Read more about: Beaches | Nearby Attrations | Quick Facts | Chania Reviews
There are plenty of beaches to choose from including the Blue Flag beach in Agioi Apostoloi and Gerani. Golden Beach is within walking distance from Chania and is popular with families looking for calmer waters and most beaches offer watersports in some form.
There are plenty of historical sites to visit for those who want to get out of Chania and explore further afield. These include the village of Maleme renowned for its World War Two battle, Therissos Gorge, Kolymbari and its monastery and there is the Samaria Gorge with its 18 miles of walking trails.
Chania Airport is approximately 19 km away - transfer time approx. 20 minutes.
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