Chania

Chania Crete Venetian harbor with Shipyards (Neoria)

 The prefecture of Chania (Hania) Crete is a region of great natural beauty, picturesque villages and significant historical sites. The capital of the prefecture is packed with outstanding Venetian and Turkish buildings which should be explored by walking through the narrow alleyways and along the seafront. A number of impressive museums are also located in Chania Town, such as the Archaeological, War, Maritime, Byzantine and Folklore Museums. If archaeology interests you, we suggest visiting the Ancient Sites of Polyrinia, Aptera, Falasarna, Lissos, Anopolis and Amphimalia. The Chania Prefecture is most famous for its exquisite Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, the crossing of which is a unique experience. Other magnificent natural sites are Therissos Canyon, Imbros Canyon and Lake Imbros. Lastly, a visit to the Frangokastelo fortress is a must.

The Chania Prefecture in Crete possesses an abundance of fantastic beaches of all sizes and types. The best beaches in the prefecture are Frangokastelo, Souyia and Paleochora on the southern coast, the beaches on Elafonissi Island opposite the southern tip of the prefecture, and Falasarna, Kasteli-Kissaamos, Kolymbari, Platanias, Plaka and Agia Marina on the northern side of the Chania Prefecture. Off the northern tip is the beautiful isle of Gramvoussa and its lovely beaches.

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