Welcome to Chania, the most popular destination in Crete....

Welcome to Chania, the second in population city of Crete, capital city of Chania that covers the western department of Crete.


The wandering in the streets of Ancient City (Palia Poli) with the impressive venetian buildings, the fountains and the temples is just a trip into time.Trademark of the region is the graphic venetian lighthouse that you see when you get into the venetian haven, historic sample of another age. Opposite the lighthouse there is the venetian castle of Firkas, which was built in 1450 and the Museum of the Greek Navy. On the other side of the haven we can observe Gennitsaros mosque, remnant of the Turkish period. Important sightseeings of the region are also the venetian district Topana and Splantzia with the famous churches of Saint Rokkos (17th century), Saint Nicolas, Saint Anargiroi and the historical suburb of Chalepa where were the houses of Eleftherios Venizelos and Prince George. Known meeting point is the historical Municipal Market. If you are interested of history and tradition, famous museums such as the Archaeological, the Historical and the Museum of the Greek Navy let you know about the island’s history.At Chania’s beaches crystal water and thin white sand attracts the tourists: Chrissi Akti, Saint Marina, Saint Apostoloi, Maleme, Kalathas, Stavros, Platanias, Kolibari, Falasarna, Saint Roumeli, Sougia, Ammoudi, Finikas, Votsala, Elafonisi, Loutro, Sailt Paul, Pachia Ammos, Fragkokastelo and Gavdos.


Welcome to Chania, the most popular destination in Crete.

After you see and admire the old town, the Municipal Market, the picturesque Venetian lighthouse at the entrance to the Venetian harbor, do not miss:

Sunglasses, eyeglasses, contact lenses can be found in optical store Optonet, 4 – 8 Peridou Str., or in amazing village Paleochora.

Beauty and cosmetics products, at the best prices, can be found in Department stores Hondos Center 35 Chatzimichali Giannari Str.

Natural cosmetics Elotia, Olive Mystery, in selected stores.

Nails spa and Hair treatment in Greg, at 34a Eleftheriou Venizelou Str., manicure, pedicure, shellac, waxing.

The House of Perfume, 22 Mylonogianni Str., perfumes, fragrances, cosmetics, or in ours e-shop

Quality clothes and accessories, 100 % natural and eco-friendly, for women’s and men’s, in store The Earth Collection, 12 El. Venizelou Sq.

Women’s Fashion, in store Top Shop Fashion, 12 Apokoronou Str.

Handmade jewelry in gold and silver and religious object, you can find in store Mihalis Pnevmatikakis, 28 Karaiskaki Str.

Jewelleries and watches (breitling, tissot, monopetro, donnaoro, chimento) can also be found in store Katerina Garofalaki, 1 Mousouron Str.

Gold & silver, watches, diamonds and Jewelleries in store Irtakina, 71-73 Skridlof with 20% discount.

Gerochristo jewelry and more amazing options, only in jewelry, in Midas store, at Zampeliou Str. & Kondilaki Str., old harbour.

Quality jewellery and watches in store Stavros & Mary, the perfect companion for various moments and occasions in your life, 2 Halidon Str. & 1 Zampeliou Str. Old harbour.

Crystals, minerals, fossils, icons, jewels with semi-precious stones in store Gems & Jewels at 53 Potie Str.

Cretan nutrition products, natural & bio products, olive wood, handmade soaps, wines, raki can be found in store Meli, 45 Kondilaki Str. since 2000.

Cretan souvenirs, knives, handmade Cretan wovens in excellent quality and warehouse prices, Andrea Kopasis, at 8A Betolo Str. & Isodeion Str.

Handmade pottery in store Erectheion, at 42 Theotokopoulou Str.

Accessories, gifts, mobile phone cases, headphones, shoes etc. with 10% discount can be found in store Case Bar, 12 Halidon Str.

Electronics cigarettes and supplies, Vape Gallery at Nikolaou Plastira Str. & Tzanakaki Str. with many great choices.

Pharmacy Firbas Ant. Stylianos at 29 Mousouron Str. for cosmetics and beauty products, food supplements, organic and natural products.

Leather bags, accessories and travel luggage you can find in store Kemerlis, at 47b Andrea Papandreou Str.

Famous leather goods (roccobarocco, valentino, vogue, braccialini, etc.) in store La Strada at 28 Mousouron Str. and the other shopping point with also leather goods and travel accessories in 3 Skridlof Str.

Agora Leather inside the municipality market (22, Dimotikis Agoras) for leather goods

The best Sneaker-Shop, Energysport by Vertoudos, can be found in two points, one at 131 Kydonias Str., and second at Makris Toichos.

For daily cruises to Gramvousa & Balos from kissamos, to Souda bay from Souda port, to Chrysi island from Ierapetra, Cretan Daily Cruises.

Diving excursions, beginner divers, certified divers, padi courses, cave diving, etc. visit Omega Divers, Almyrida.

Traditional Greek meze with view and plenty raki, in mezedopolio Mahalas, Koum Kapi, Akti Miaouli Str. & Spartis Str.

Traditional dishes, Cretan cuisine, in an atmospheric environment, you can visit tavern Ela, 47 Kondilaki Str.

Cretan cuisine with live music and amazing view in lighthouse in Restaurant Faka at 15 Archoleontos Str., Old Arsenali.

For your staying outside the city, we suggest you, Top Hotel, in Stalos village, 200 meters of the beach of Stalos.

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