Chania, a journey of the senses in the atmospheric city
Venetian houses, Jewish and Turkish neighbourhoods compose the beautiful scenery of Chania while Faros, a faithful guardian and emblem of the city, stands imposing and arrogant in the ports entrance
A lively city surrounded by beautiful villages hidden in gorges, where the locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit always offering a raki to the visitor.
Beaches with amazing waters and colours, “to drink the sea in a glass” is the greek saying, surrounded by mountains, a hiker’s paradise that will be unforgettable. And if paradise was here it would be the lagoon of Balos. With the view from above taking your breath away and the transparent blue of the sea, one thing is certain, that here in this so special and beloved place you will always return.
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.