Crete's second city
Chania is Crete's second largest city and is located on the western side of the island. The Old Town's diverse cultural heritage - Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman - has resulted in a rich architectural landscape that perfectly complements the natural beauty of the Mediterranean waterfront. Whether its the charm of the local craft shops and museums, or the stunning mountains and beaches nearby, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||2 hours 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 17.6įC (24 hour average)
Rainfall: 609 mm a year
If you’ve got the legs for it, the SamariŠ Gorge is not to be missed. Local tourist agents operate daily excursions to this stunning Greek National Park throughout the summer months or you can make your own way by bus or car.
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The rich cultural heritage of Chania is reflected in its culinary flavours; a blend of North African, Middle Eastern and Greek fare is available. We recommend The Well of the Turk for some authentic cuisine, situated in the quiet streets back from the waterfront.
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Between the 20th and 30th of May the anniversary of the Battle of Crete is celebrated in the nearby village of Maleme. In the city of Chania itself, the Summer Festival runs from July to September and puts on an array of musical, theatrical and dance performances.
The route along the SamariŠ Gorge is well equipped with drinking water springs so you can easily keep hydrated. If you don't fancy the whole hike (16km flat terrain) then ask the local tour operators about the shorter options available.
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