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The dusty aroma of sun-parched cobbles and the scent of fresh figs fill the air in Chania, Crete’s second largest city. While its primarily attraction is its beaches, Chania is also home to over a dozen museums, art galleries, a lively theatrical scene and several cinemas, meaning there is always something to do here besides soaking up the sun. Its ancient harbour district and modern amenities make Chania perfect for those seeking to explore the breadth of culture, nature and leisure that western Crete has to offer.
Old Town — Discover Crete’s oldest district with a trip to Chania’s old town where narrow cobbled shopping streets, sun-kissed waterside eateries and the dilapidated beauty of the crumbling Venetian Harbour await you.
New Town — Chania’s more modern areas contain the surprisingly verdant Municipal Gardens and an outdoor cinema.
Kounoupidiana — For something a bit more rustic, pay a visit to the nearby village of Kounoupidiana. With a small but delightful selection of authentic Greek tavernas and restaurants, kick back in genuine Greek style with a glass or two of Retsina or a lemonade in the sunshine.
Elafonisi Island — Southwest of Crete, this dazzling nature reserve requires a day excursion, so it’s well worth booking a guided tour to this little slice of paradise. Once the white sands are tickling your toes and you’ve cooled down in Elafonisi’s crystalline waters, you’ll be delighted you made the trip.
Chania is a popular base for those looking to explore western Crete, and a trip to the exquisite Chrysoskalitissa Monastery should be on the agenda if you’re looking for some unique photo opportunities. The 17th century monastery teeters on the top of rocky cliffs that overlook the azure of the Libyan Sea. More unbeatable views across the Mediterranean are on offer in western Crete’s White Mountains. For a white-knuckle ride in an all-terrain jeep, why not book a safari tour complete with lunch and wine tasting?
Explore the Mediterranean bouquet of Chania’s most flavoursome wines with a small group wine tasting experience, or take a private walking tour to see the best of this beautiful coastal city and its shopping districts. Naturally, Chania is ideal for a bit of sunbathing, but there are plenty of cultural activities for those days when you need a break from the heat. Head to the Archaeological Museum of Chania to learn all about Crete’s Minoan history. Chania is also home to the Nautical Museum of Crete, which covers the island’s broad seafaring past, from the Bronze Age right through to the German invasion in World War II.