The prefecture of Chania is located in western Crete. That tour in Chania with taxi will amaze you, as you will discover a beautiful city and also real Crete! Combines many beautiful beaches, small fertile plains, high mountains and deep canyons. The most famous is the Samaria Gorge. It is one of the oldest cities in Crete with rich and turbulent history. Today, it is the second most populous city of the island. A city that has retained its traditional architecture and retains most of its monuments, since the Venetians and Turks. Above all, the Venetian harbor with the lighthouse and the old city center have given to the city the reputation of the most picturesque city in Crete. Of course, it hosts thousands of visitors each year.
Your private tour in Chania will reveal layers of history in one of Crete’s most fascinating sites.
With a long history, a spectacular old city that surrounds the Venetian harbor, and located in the best part of Crete.
Traveler pickup is offered.Free pick-up and drop-off from your place of residence. The time of pick-up is the one that has been agreed with the appointment, but the time of drop-off may differ as the excursion can be modified.
Kournas Lake is the only freshwater lake in Crete. The lake is in a beautiful landscape, lying in a valley among the hills, in Chania Prefecture. Kournas Lake is the ideal place for a walk or a daytrip. Many people like to have an afternoon picnic there. The landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside, swim or ride a pedalo on the lake.
The German war cemetery in Maleme is one of the most important monuments of the World War II in Crete.
Historically, Maleme was the first place on the island of Crete that experienced the fury of the conqueror in the second world war, because of the existence of its airport.
Think about the old Venetian harbour of Chania as the gemstone on the most priceless jewel of western Crete, called old town of Chania. It will amaze you whenever you visit it.
The Municipal Market of Chania is commonly known as the "Agora". It was built between 1909 and 1913 and modelled on the covered market of Marseilles. The market has a cruciform shape and space inside for a large number of shops. It is still an active market and houses shops selling vegetables, fish, meat, herbs and spices, Cretan products such as cheeses, olives, raki and more. In the summer months many shops also sell tourist souvenirs.
north-east of the old town of Chania, is the Splantzia district. Its distinctive feature is its square with the church of Agios Nikolaos (St Nicholas), part of the old Dominican friary, which was converted into the Mosque of Sultan Ibrahim during the Turkish period. the Splantzia was the Turkish quarter, the equivalent of the Christian quarter in Sindrivani Square in the harbour, the centre of the social and political life of Chania.
Little known by foreign tourists the graves of Venizelos, located in a small park on a hill overlooking Chania are very much worth a visit, if only for the superb view that you get.
The spot on the hill is the resting place of one of the most illustrious Greek (and Cretan!) stateman, Eleftherios Venizelos and of his son Sophoklis.
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