Welcome to Chania
Welcome to Chania-The city of the Venetian Harbour
Chania is situated on the northwest coast of Crete. It is the second largest town on the Island .Famous as the most picturesque city that leaves you with a pleasant taste of beauty.Built on the ruins of the ancient Kidonia have seen and survided by many invaders but has also tasted a lot of civilization.Walking through the roads we can notice the Venetian walls that determine the borders between the new and old town.Blended together with modern ,Turkish and traditional architecture it offers an amazing spectacular.A number of internationally famous people were born here such as Domenikos Theotokopoulos , better known as El Greco , Nikos Kazanzakis and Eleftherios Venizelos.
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Whether you like enjoy your holidays in beautiful jazz bars or dance clubs or relaxing by drinking your favourite drink in pubs , Chania is the right place to experience the real Greek nightlife.Walking through the alleys of the old town,the Venetian harbour and the seaside of the Koum Kapi are the best places to begin your nightlife.On the street Anghelou is Fagotta , a bar that offers jazz music. Some popular clubs also are Mylos Club in Platanias and the Happy go Lucky on the street Kondilaki. For those who prefer rock music El Mondo is one of the oldest bars in Chania.
The beautiful town of Chania has a wide variety of important sights such as the old Venetian Rector's Palace , the Mosque of Janissaries , Lighthouse and also popular museums like the Archaeological Museum Of Chania and the Nautical Museum.For the lovers of nature,Botanical Park & Gardens is the best place.Another recommended destination is the wonderful beaches with their crystalline waters.Some of them are the beach of Elafonisi ,Kolymbari ,Kasteli and Platanias.
Chania is known for its public market ''Agora'' .The market is located at the centre of town and is unique in Greece as it was built after the market of Marsellies.It is selling products such as fish , meat and vegetables and is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 14:00pm.Furthermore the commercial market of Chania is located in Katola area where visitors can buy clothes , bags , cosmetics , shoes and different kind of home products.
Standart time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hour
Chania has a warm Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild and suitable for a winter sun destination.During summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celcius.On average the warmest month is July and the coolest is January.The best time to visit Chania is during summer.
Chania provides a well organised transportation service.Visitors can use either bus routes that connect the town to other cities of Crete or rent a car so that they could have the flexability to move to their preferable destination.