“Venice of the East”, the administrative capital of the prefecture, it is the second largest city in Crete. Chania is about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion.
Chania is the most picturesque city of Crete and one the most beautiful and “greenest” cities in Greece. It is more rainfall than any other place in Crete.
We can divide Chania in the old and the new city. The old city is situated around the Old Venetian harbor guarded by a Venetian fortress, Fort Firca.
The New City is situated around the Venetian Walls and it offers the energy and character of an authentic Greek town. Here are the numerous shops, picturesque narrow streets and architecture influenced by decades of foreign domination, bars, restaurants and street life that you can explore with a car rental from Royal rentals.
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Chania is one of the places you must see on arriving in Crete. The atmosphere of the city has a touch of Florence and Venice combined with the culture of Cretan people and traditions - old buildings, museums, churches, crafts shops, restaurants, cafes proposing various atmospheres and tasty food. This spectacular city located in the best part of Crete for day trips provides beautiful beaches too, the famous gorges and mountain villages. It is our proposal to hire a car and visit some of the attactions.
The Municipal Market: The Municipal Market of Chania is the "heart" of the city. At the building are hosted many shops that sell local products and souvenirs. The Municipal Market is one of the most impressive markets in Balkans.
The graves of Venizelos family: The graves of Venizelos family is one of the most popular places with an amazing panoramic view of Chania, only a few kilometers east of the city, on the road to Akrotiri and airport.
The Municipal Garden and the Watchtower: The Municipal Garden is an important place for walk and pleasure in the city of Chania. There is a café in the Garden and an outdoor cinema. The clock tower is one of the most remarkable buildings of the City of Chania.
Fort Firca: On the western side and the entrance of the harbor, there are the strong Venetian walls of the well known Fort Firca with a lovely sea views. The entrance to the Fort Firca is at the National Maritime Museum.
Limnoupolis Water Park: Endless games in Water, ideal for children and families, pools, the lazy river, jacuzzi, shops and the pool bar.
Samaria Gorge: The gorge of Samaria is situated in the White Mountains in West Crete. It is considered one of the great attractions of Crete and many tourists want to visit it. Here you will find your car rental deal to enjoy the trip to this unforgettable destination.
Falassarna (50 km – 31 miles west of Chania): One of the most breath-taking beaches in Chania. Long and sandy, crystal water and an idyllic ambience.
Agia Marina (10 km – 6.2 miles away from Chania town): One of the most popular beaches of Crete well organized providing lifeguard services, various water sports and facilities for families with children. In front of the beach is the island Agii Thodorou, which hosts the protected wild goats of Crete, known as Kri-Kri.
Agioi Apostoloi: Agii Apostoli is located 4 km west of Chania, consisting of three outstanding bays with wonderful sandy beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag. This area is considered as rare natural beauty.
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