Chania ferry tickets
Chania is a multicultural corner of Crete, since it was culturally influenced by all its conquerors. Thus, the Minoan elements are mixed with the Ancient Greek, the Roman and the Byzantine ones. Thereafter, the periods of the Venetian and the Ottoman rule left a lot of monuments all over this area, for examples churches and sites.
Thus, every walk in the old town of Chania is a travel into the past. Τhe district of Topanas is decorated with Venetian mansions and Turkish houses, coexisting in harmony with the Jewish neighborhood and the Splantzia district.
Which was a hotpoint all over the Cretan history, with its historical centuries-old plane-tree, offering its shadow to the square, as well as the unusual church of Agios Nikolaos, where a minaret and a church tower coexist. Nowadays, Splantzia is rapidly developing, with is new shops and its modern “air”.
A walk through the classy district of Chalepa, where the house of Eleftherios Venizelos is located. The hallmark both of the port and the whole prefecture is the Egyptian Lighthouse, which was built during the Venetian rule, in the late 16th c., and it overlooks the entrance of the port.
75 kms south from the city of Chania, Sfakia is located, the most rebellious part of the island: its inhabitants were always defying death and they never surrendered to the conquerors of Crete. The route to Sfakia is not an easy one, but it is worth driving a road full of turns in order to spend some time in this area.
The drive lasts 90 minutes, leaving behind the Aegean Sea and leading to the Libyan Sea, and it passes through the White Mountains with their innumerable gorges, the most popular of which is the Samaria Gorge.
In Sfakia a special wind blows, a different one, full of awe of the history of Sfakia and its people. In area Sfakia a lot of small taverns offer very good local food, amongst others the famous Sfakia pie, and certainly plenty of raki.
Except from the historical side of the Chania prefecture, a big asset is the beaches of this area. Balos with its light-green waters.
Falasarna with its huge waves, Glika Nera, Elafonisi with its colorful waters, Kedrodasos, Agios Pavlos, Loutro, the uninhabited island of Gramvousa, Marathi, Loutraki and Seitan Limania Beach suitable for climbing and trekking. It’s for sure that your visit in Chania will offer you plenty of unique pictures and feelings.
Chania is a coastal city of Northwestern Crete, and its port is very important. Besides, is the seat of the Municipality of Chania. The city occupies an area of 13 square metres and it is the second largest in Crete, after Heraklion.
It is inhabited by 156, 865 people. Except from tourism, the economy of Chania is based on agriculture. The most famous product of the prefecture is olive oil. The climate of the city is mediterranean with normal temperatures all year round.
The archeological Museum of Chania
Monastery Gouvernetou & Monastery Katholikou
Police Station of Chania:+30 28210 28744
Tourist Police: +30 28210 25931
Port Authority of Chania: +30 28210 98888
Port Authority of Souda:+30 28210 89240
Municipality of Chania: +30 28213 41600
Post Office: +30 28210 28445
Fire Service:+30 28210 92410
Hospital of Chania: +30 28210 22000, +30 28210 22009
Airport:+30 28210 63264- +30 28210 63171
Taxi: +30 28210 98700, +30 28210 98701
Long Distance Buses: +30 28210 27044
Local Buses:+30 28210 93306