Chania, a journey of the senses in the atmospheric city
Discover Chania, where history and nature blend harmoniously to create an unforgettable travel destination. Stroll through charming streets adorned with Venetian houses, Jewish, and Turkish neighborhoods. Marvel at Faros, the city's emblematic guardian, towering proudly at the port's entrance. Chania is a lively city surrounded by hidden villages nestled in gorges, offering a glimpse into local traditions, generous hospitality, and delightful cuisine, always accompanied by a welcoming glass of raki.
Explore the breathtaking beaches with crystal-clear waters, fulfilling the Greek saying of "drinking the sea in a glass." Embrace the paradise for hikers, surrounded by majestic mountains. Don't miss the mesmerizing lagoon of Balos, with its awe-inspiring view and transparent blue waters. Chania will capture your heart, ensuring that you'll always return to this cherished and special place. Immerse yourself in its magic and let Chania enchant you.
Try and enjoy the cuisine in Chania
Of course, a visit to Chania is not complete, if one does not taste the famous local cuisine: Eggs with Staka, Cretan kalitsounia, lamb with aromatic wild radishes, Dakos, Fried snails, Chaniotiko bureki, Xerotigana, mullet, Graviera (the local cheese), grilled goat or unbeatable seafood and fish - unique ingredients for delicious sea urchin salads or divine fish soups! Cretan delicacies are wonderfully accompanied by Marouvas the deep red wine of Crete, or an iced Tiskoudia (Cretan Raki).
Best time to visit Chania
Chania is an all-seasons ideal destination. In summer for diving in its clear blue waters. Thanks to the climate the island attracts visitors beyond the typical summer tourist season, so spring and autumn are the right choice if you want to explore the mountains, gorges and trails.
How to use transportation in Chania
Airport/port transfer options
Chania is connected with daily flights with Athens and Thessaloniki.
There are numerous flights from the most European airports
Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is located 10 km from the city. From the airport you can use the KTEL bus to the main station of Chania. Alternatively, you can travel by taxi.
Chania is connected to mainland Greece by regular ferry services from the port of Piraeus all year round. The ferry connection is served several times a week. The trip Piraeus - Chania takes about 7-9 hours and most ferries have cabins and garages.
In Chania you can use the city bus or even the KTEL buses. If you want peace and comfort you can take a taxi to get around or rent a Car.