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About Chania

This impressive Venetian city is arguably the most beautiful and cosmopolitan on Crete with the White Mountains providing a picturesque and dramatic backdrop. Just to the west of Chania is the main tourist area of the western part of the island with well known resorts such as Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias and Gerani that need little introduction. These resorts have everything you would associate with a typical beach holiday in the Mediterranean, "blue flag" beaches with facilities, tavernas, bars and plenty of shops. The further west you go the quieter and more traditional the resorts become.

Chania with its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market and an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, tavernas and bars, Chania offers something for all visitors.

It is a vibrant place steeped in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history. The harbour area is a great place to sit and watch the world go by at one of the water front tavernas or you may like to try the park on Tzanakaki Street where there is a lovely cafe tucked away amongst the trees which is popular with the locals.

As in all large cities, you will find a full range of amenities here.

Chania is easily accessible from all of our properties either by bus, taxi or car.

Just to the west of Chania is the main tourist area of the western part of the island with well known resorts such as Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias and Gerani that need little introduction. These resorts have everything you would associate with a typical beach holiday in the Mediterranean, beaches with facilities, tavernas, bars and plenty of shops. The further west you go the quieter and more traditional the resorts become.

Limnoupolis Water Park - This water paradise is situated in a green area of almost 100,000 m2; 6 kms west of Chania next to the village of Varipetro. There is a large pool measuring 1,500m2 with a pool bar, jacuzzi and a small island. With plenty of glides and rides for the whole family the park is open from 10 am to 7pm every day from May to September.

Samaria Gorge ­ the gorge is usually open from May to the end of October. Starting at Omalos, the gorge is the longest in Europe at 18kms and is very popular. The walk ends at Agia Roumeli on the south coast. If you don’t fancy doing the walk independently there are  travel agents in most of the tourist villages who offer all inclusive bus trips which can be very handy for the return journey from Ag. Roumeli.

chania water front