On the same hill, you can see the graves of Sophocles Venizelos and Eleftherios Venizelos, great Greek politicians, who come from this region.
Eleftherios Venizelos is called ethnarch, as he managed to make Greece much bigger at the first decades of the 20th century (he was the prime minister). The airport of Athens has his name...
Chania - The Old Venetian Harbour
"Chania by night"
Go for a drink and enjoy peace and the scenery.
There was a market when we arrived, also some leather shops and nice souvenir shops.
There's also a small train that does a city guide.
See travelogue for some more pictures
The place - Chania
Always the first thing you hear about Chania - the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants. Chania is also one of the two places you are most likely to see on arriving in Crete. It is beautiful - that is to say much of the Chania you will want to see is clustered close to the harbour - old buildings, museums, churches and crafts shops (some with genuinely interesting and sometimes local, products on offer).
Food is offered in great variety and sometimes great similarity - there are many restaurants and also cafes, at which to digest the experiences of places you have just explored together with some tastier food - we have suggestions for restaurants further on. The atmosphere has a touch of Florence and Venice (a few years ago when there was actually some room to walk), combined with the culture and character of Cretan people and traditions.
The Chania harbour is wonderful and at any particular time of day the light produces a different result, a different place.
This is the best chance to see some of the old buildings - of Roman and Turkish design, that Crete once had across the island - many have since been destroyed by the ravages of war and plunder.
Chania is surrounded by numerous rich options for sightseeing, exploration and discovery. Mountain villages provide a view into the "inner Crete" the Samaria and many other gorges can be walked along, archaeological sites abound.
"The harbour bay"