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Stand Up Paddle Tour Blue Lagoon - Loutraki Bay
"Upon arrival at the beach the instructor will go through the day's itinerary. The course starts with an introduction to Stand Up Paddling a demonstration of proper technique along with safety and rescue measures. We paddle firstly inside the magnificent cove of Loutraki to increase confidence on the paddleboard. The tour includes several stops along the coastline where we can swim relax sunbathe or snorkel. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Cretan coastline while standing on the water! From Loutraki beach we paddle to Marathi bay
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Half-Day Rethymno Quad Safari
"Start early in the morning (or afternoon) with pickup from your hotel. You will be taken to the base located in the town of Rethymno. After your qualified guide provides you with the professional equipment needed and a detailed briefing you will start th and gives you the chance to relax and enjoy a coffee at a traditional kafeneion (Greek coffeehouse) of Gidospito at the beautiful lake of Potami. This is an image to remember. Last but not least stop at the picturesque village of Prassies for a quick snack (included). By the time you get back and dropped off to your hotel you will be able to recall many beautiful pictures and moments. A dusty and adventurous experience you don't want to miss will surely make your visit to Greece a unique one.""""Head up to the mountains and into the wild Cretan nature on this half-day quad safari. You will travel through shallow waters and through impressive gorges featuring amazing archeological formations. You will encounter some incredi including a stop at a traditional kafeneion (traditional Greek coffeehouse). Travel with peace of mind with hotel pickup and drop-off included. "
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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
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"Meet & Eat in Crete": Dine and Wine Guide!

"Meet & Eat in Crete": this magnificent small guide book about Dine and Wine, was my best travel companion throughout Crete!This small sized guide book (less than 70 pages), is distributed FREE OF...
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Odos SARPIDONOS Street

If you want to meet the locals and NOT tourists, the name is: SARPIDONOS Street!A street, at the western side of the Old Venetian Harbour that does not "sleep", day and night!More than 15 cafes and...
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"TEMENIA Soft Drinks", Another Local Institution!

Once you have tried GERANI Soft Drinks, it is about time to try the second "institution" in soft drinks from Chania: the TEMENIA ones!Some people claim that they taste even better!The good thing about...
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"Pure Olive Soaps"!

Crete is famous for its olive oil, one of the best in the world!In Chania the ABEA industry, except its excellent production of pure olive oil, makes also a range of high quality soaps made of olive...
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"GERANI Soft Drinks": a Local Institution"!

Altough Coca-Cola and to a lesser extend, PEPSI, are unbeatable in the domain of soft drinks, there are many (yes, many!), Greek soft drinks industries that not only are real "best-sellers" in their...
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Wine and "raki" in Crete

By visiting Crete one immediately realises the importance of wine and raki (raki is a very strong distillate usually being drank in snap shots) in everyday life. It is quite rare to see the locals...
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Hospitality

People in Crete are very friendly and hospitable in a great extreme. You might find yourself in a situation (especially in small villages and towns) where they will even invite you to their homes for...
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9 Theofanus Street, Chania, Crete, 73100, Greece
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Old Venetian Harbour, Chania, Crete, 73232, Greece
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Sofoklis Venizelou Square, Chania, Crete, 73100, Greece
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Yermaniko Pouli, Chania Town, 73100, Greece
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10 Zabeliou Str, Chania Town, 731 31, Greece
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164 Elef Venizelou Street, Chania, Crete, 73133, Greece
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Top Things to Do in Chania

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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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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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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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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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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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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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mindcrime

"great base for western Crete"
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gale.blog.pl

"Chania Page - Finally!"
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Jawnuta

" Crete Jawnuta & Santo 2006 "
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Jmill42

"Hania, Chania, and Xania... Any Others?"
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rsleisk

"The wonderous sunsets of Chania"
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