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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:14

Beautiful cretan landscape

Chania is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The big number of tourists from around the world is not a coincidence. After all, Chania combines outstanding natural beauty of the area with its rich history and significant cultural tradition and complete tourist infrastructure.

Chania is the capital of the prefecture of Chania, located on the northwest coast of Crete. Its extension is approximately 11 sq. km. 53,910 people live in the town of Chania (according to 2011 census). Throughout the Municipality of Chania there are 108.642 residents, while the entire area has 156,585.

The city has an important historical background and cultural heritage mainly because of contact with different cultures. The at least superficial knowledge of the history of Chania since the Neolithic age until the modern era is essential for every visitor to be able to understand what he sees in the city and region. Chania was important Minoan city that is identified with ancient Cydonia.

Main attractions of Old Town of Chania are the Venetian Port, the Maritime Museum, the Archaeological Museum , the Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, the tombs of the Venizelos, the War Museum and many other monuments of Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and modern periods.

The climate is mild Mediterranean with normal temperatures throughout the year. The economy, besides tourism, is particularly based on agriculture and more specifically the cultivation of olive trees and citrus. The production of wine, avocado and cheese products is also expanded.

In Chania you can find unique handicrafts made ​​of glass, wood and metal, along with pottery, woodwork and metalwork. The Cretan knives are also very characteristic with the witty quatrains forming good idea for gifts.

The University of Crete was founded in 1977 in Chania. The city also houses the TEI of Crete – Branch of Chania and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:14

Chania by night

For most visitors, the definition of nightlife in Chania is a leisurely al fresco dinner at one of the town's many taverns (many restaurants host live music), followed by a stroll under the stars. For something more dynamic, there are late-night bars and dance clubs in Chania’s harbour area and in the beach resort of Platanias, west of town - an area beloved by the younger generation of vacationers.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:14

Unique sightseeings

Chania is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The big number of tourists from around the world is not a coincidence. After all, Chania combines outstanding natural beauty of the area with its rich history and significant cultural tradition and complete tourist infrastructure.

Chania is the capital of the prefecture of Chania, located on the northwest coast of Crete. Its extension is approximately 11 sq. km. 53,910 people live in the town of Chania (according to 2011 census). Throughout the Municipality of Chania there are 108.642 residents, while the entire area has 156,585.

The city has an important historical background and cultural heritage mainly because of contact with different cultures. The at least superficial knowledge of the history of Chania since the Neolithic age until the modern era is essential for every visitor to be able to understand what he sees in the city and region. Chania was important Minoan city that is identified with ancient Cydonia.

Main attractions of Old Town of Chania are the Venetian Port, the Maritime Museum, the Archaeological Museum , the Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, the tombs of the Venizelos, the War Museum and many other monuments of Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and modern periods.

The climate is mild Mediterranean with normal temperatures throughout the year. The economy, besides tourism, is particularly based on agriculture and more specifically the cultivation of olive trees and citrus. The production of wine, avocado and cheese products is also expanded.

In Chania you can find unique handicrafts made ​​of glass, wood and metal, along with pottery, woodwork and metalwork. The Cretan knives are also very characteristic with the witty quatrains forming good idea for gifts.

The University of Crete was founded in 1977 in Chania. The city also houses the TEI of Crete – Branch of Chania and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:08

Platania's Beach

Kissamos, also known by the name Castelli is a small town of Chania, with about 10,000 residents. It is located 42 km west of Chania on medium fertile area with olive groves and vineyards and it is the seat of the homonymous municipality.

It is a modern seaside town and its economy is based mainly on the production of agriculture products, as is famous the Kissamos olive oil and wine, as well as in tourism.

Kissamos is a welcoming city well- organized and autonomous. There are banks, post office, health center, shops of all kinds and of course, coffee bars, restaurants and tourist accommodation and hotels in various parts of the city, central and waterfront.

Distinguished is the beach Telonio in Kissamos, where along the seafront promenade, you will find a lot of coffee – bars and restaurants open from morning until in late evening.

The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos is housed in a preserved building and in this you will see remarkable findings of the area since the Roman Hellenistic times. Very impressive are the mosaics of the museum that have stayed unchanged over the years.

Particularly picturesque is the street Skalidi in Kissamos, with its small commercial shops and cafes. Typical is the architecture of preserved buildings with the traditional arches.

Lake, a small picturesque fishing harbor just a half mile from the city center with its taverns located there, is a key element of the traditional side of Kissamos.

From the port of Kissamos, the ferries leave from Crete to Kythera, and there is an itinerary to and from Piraeus. From there depart the tourist boats to the island ofGramvousa and Balos.

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