Travel Greece - old town - Chania - Crete

If you’re planning on visiting Chania, you certainly won’t have any troubles finding something fun and exciting to do. Chania is absolutely beautiful and it has all types of attractions that bring in many tourists every year. On top of the eye-candy that the region has to offer, you’ll also love the various types of food and drink that’s available at the several restaurants in the location. It’s certainly a treat for anyone who wants to experience the Greek culture and take in some of the historic sights. You can certainly have a lot of fun in Chania, and if you’re just looking for a place to relax it has many options to cater to that as well.

Chania Old Town

Travel Greece - old town - Chania - Crete

Old Town Chania is a small town, but it’s packed with many different things to see and do. The narrow streets are filled with restaurants, shops and even churches that were built hundreds of years ago. The Venetians built much of the town, so it has the charming feel of an ancient Venice town. This city has a lot to offer, and it’s a perfect way to get in touch with the culture of Crete. If you’re interested in shopping or just checking out some of the wonderful architecture, Old Town Chania is for you!

The Venetian Harbor

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Anyone who takes a trip to Chania should check out the harbor. There are many historic structures still standing strong within this location and it’s like taking a trip to the past. One of the biggest attractions of the harbor is the lighthouse. It was constructed by the Venetians in the sixteenth century, but it was renovated sometime in the 1800s by Egyptian architects. The view from the lighthouse is absolutely astonishing. Enjoy the beauty of the sea by treating yourself to a visit of the historic lighthouse.

The Minoan Ship Replica

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Another interesting attraction in Chania is the Minoan Ship Replica. This is located within the Nautical Museum of Crete and it’s an exact replica of the Minoan ship. One of the really cool things about this replica is that it was built with authentic Minoan tools. This is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Karnagio Restaurant

As I said before, Chania is home to some of the finest food in the island. One of the most popular restaurants is known as “To Karnagio”. It’s a place where you can get a taste of the delicious traditional Greek food that has been perfected over many years.

The Samaria Gorge

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If you’re the outdoors type, you’ll love taking a hike through the Samaria Gorge. This hike will take a bit of stamina, as it’s around 16 km. Although it can be a bit rough, it’s something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to see and do within Chania, and you won’t have a boring moment. Bring your family or loved ones here and get the most out of your holiday!

About the author:

Lilith Ramirez has worked at many beach hotels in Chania and has experience in travel planning.

Photo by: Sander Hoogendoorn, Tango7174, Martin Belam, Lapplaender