Chania Things to Do

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  • 1. Municipal Market-Agora

    We visited the market's bakery when we were passing through it, tryed the greek cheese pie or ( tyropita), otherwise the market is a great place to try fresh fish as well and buy spices and olive oil....

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  • 2. Akti Miaouli - Koum Kapi

    The beach at the north part of Koum Kapi (means Sand Gate in Turkish) neighborhood (which is the area east of the Old Town below Miaouli coast) must be full of people during the warm summer months....

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  • 3. Elafonisi

    A bit over an hour's drive from Chania, but quite scenic,passing through some quaint villages, a gorge and through a tunnel. There is a large parking lot at the end, right at the beach. You won't have...

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  • 4. Balos Beach

    You drive a rough road, go up high, park and climb down--60 floors of mostly stone steps. It is a heck of a climb out, not recommended for oldsters, but once the trail has rounded a rock outcrop you...

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  • 5. Venetian Harbor

    One of the most picturesque corners in Crete and obviously in Chania town itself is the Venetian Harbor. A beautiful colorful area that is full of tourists of course but that’s no surprise. Which...

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  • 6. Samaria Gorge

    This gorge is 16kms long and takes around 6hrs to walk! It's better to start from Omalos and go down to Agia Roumeli. You then have to take a boat to Hora Sfaklion! Check the time when the boat trips...

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  • 7. Old Town

    The best area of Chania is the Old Town which is actually the area behind the Venetian Harbor (a highlight on its own). Put your map inside your bag and get lost in the maze of small alleys and narrow...

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  • 8. Archaeological Museum of Chania

    Walking down Halidon street I saw the Archaeological Museum of Chania. It was founded in 1963 and is housed in a building that is considered a great sample of Venetian ecclesiastical architecture....

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  • 9. Roman Catholic Church

    At Halidon street again, a few meters away from the archaeological museum I walked into passageway that leads to the Roman Catholic Church. The church was built in 1879 in neoclassical style and is...

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  • 10. Maritime Museum of Crete

    On the west side of the Venetian Harbor is the Maritime Museum of Crete that was founded in 1973. It is housed inside the entrance of the former Firkas Fortress and turned out an enjoyable visit for...

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  • 11. Venetian Lighthouse

    The landmark of the Venetian harbor is the old Venetian faros (lighthouse). It was constructed at the end of 15th century by Venetians in an attempt to protect their port. It’s the oldest (still...

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  • 12. 1866 square

    NE of the KTEL bus station is another square in New Town. The 1866 square has numerous trees, lots of benches were locals killing time and a Turkish fountain in the middle (pic 2) although most people...

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  • 13. Yali-Tzamisi - Kucuk Hassan Mosque

    I’m standing at the Venetian Harbor taking pictures of the lighthouse in the distance but I notice on the left a white building with a central dome but also some smaller ones. I walk there just to...

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  • 14. Splantzia Square -Plateia 1821

    Splantzia square is a central square in the east side of the Old Town that worth to visit as there tables for a relaxing coffee break. We went there after the Municipal Market (the back entrance is...

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  • 15. Akrotiri Peninsula

    We drove past the Holy Trinity Monastery in order to reach Gouverneto, but when we arrived we found it to be closed that day. I am posting the sign that is outside the gate so that you can make sure...

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  • 16. Folklore Museum - Cretan House

    At the same yard where the Catholic church is you can visit a small but lovely Folklore museum. It’s known also as Cretan House and was founded in 1990 by two women, Aspasia Bikaki and Irini...

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  • 17. Etz Hayyim Synagogue

    Walking along the Jewish quarter in the Old Town was a lively experience, don’t miss this neighborhood as it lies just behind the harbor-front. There are numerous small lanes and alleys, Zambeliou...

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  • 18. War Museum

    The Italian Barracks was the first public building outside the Old Town of Chania, it was actually built in 1870 (!) by the italian architect Macuzo. It is located inside the Park of Peace and...

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  • 19. Halepa - Tampakaria

    One morning I got up early and walked NE of town to see the Tampakaria at Halepa neighborhood. This was traditionally the area where leather processing took place since late 18th century so it had to...

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  • 20. Skridloff Street

    Halidon is a nice shopping street that connects the main street (El. Venizelou) to the Venetian harbour. Skridloff is a side street of Halidon and also known as the leather street! Nice leather...

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  • 21. Cathedral Eisodia Theotokou-Trimartiri

    Walking down Halidon street (toward the harbor) I noticed Patriarch Athinagoras square on the right (pic 1), named after the patriarch of Constantinople from 1948 to 1972. There are some small palm...

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  • 22. Municipal Gardens-Dimotikos Kipos

    I’m not sure what chemical reactions take place but I love the smell of rain when I work in the country or when in the city in a park. I was in Dimotikos Kipos (municipal gardens) and the feeling was...

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  • 23. Halidon Street

    Halidon is the backbone of Chania. It runs from Platia 1866 to Platia Syndrivani, i.e. the most popular port promenade. The street is full of tourist shops, travel and car rental agencies. If you...

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  • 24. Neoria-Grand Arsenal

    When Venetian Navy constructed the harbor they used the east basin of the harbor for boat construction and repairing of the Eastern Mediterranean Venetian fleet. The first ones were built in 1461 and...

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  • 25. Agia Magdalini Church

    Opposite the Elena Venizelou square I saw the entrance of Vasilopaidos Maria Gardens. I walked inside as it was pretty empty and peaceful. There you can find the church of Agia Magdalini (pics 3-4)....

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