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Chania Crete Island



Chania Island is located along the northern coast of Crete, and is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture.

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Chania is filled with beautiful ancient visions and places to see. Despite the fact that during World War II Chania’s Old Town was bombed heavily, it is still considered to be the most beautiful urban district located on Crete. The central area of the old town, Kasteli, has been inhabited since the Neolithic times, and is found on a small hill next to the seafront.


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The Old Town’s main square is the Eleftherios Venizelos Square. Here you will find the heart of activities for tourists. It is the heart of the touristic activities in the area. Next to this (on the west side) lies the Topanas district, which used to be the Christian part of the city during the Turkish occupation.

The old city of Chania is a museum by itself. Historical discoveries of the city are dated from the 2nd or even the 3rd millennium b.C.. The city is full of evidences that different cultures and nationalities had been occupied it.


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Thus, in the city you will find monuments from the Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, Venetian and Turkish era. In addition, interesting museums, temples and other recent attractions also exist. Mark them and do not omit to visit some of them:


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Chania has the greatest beaches in Crete which create an unforgettable landscape. The islets and the mountainous villages give an exotic image to this part of Crete. There is no question that Chania is the ideal vacation destination and it is waiting for you. Numerous beautiful beaches with soft sand or coloured pebbles can be found in the prefecture of Chania as well as plenty of deserted coves and lovely bays. Many of the beaches are located on the northern coast of Crete and on the southern one.

They all have crystalline waters and many of them look like paradise.

The beaches Elafonissi, Falassarna and Gramvousa are some of the best on the island. Byzantine churches, archaeological sites, castles are there in every place and waiting to be discovered.









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