The Chania prefecture is the westernmost region on the island of Crete, and within its borders a myriad of adventures, sights and sounds await the visitor to this humble, yet sure of itself destination.  The town of Chania, sharing the name of the prefecture, is the capital of the area, and its charm is undeniable.  Chania Town is likely the best-preserved city in Crete, maintaining Venetian and Turkish structures from eras gone by, as well as a wealth of historic sites dating back through various civilizations and cultures.  The city’s old town offers a feel of the past, whereas the new town offers a more cosmopolitan edge.

The cosmopolitan city of Chania has been voted the most beautiful on Crete – it offers something for all visitors, with its Venetian harbour, museums, excellent indoor market and the Old Quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops.

It is a vibrant place, rich in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history.  Enjoy a relaxing meal or drink in one of the harbour front tavernas, with the White Mountains as a spectacular backdrop.

The historic Venetian harbour town of Chania, western Crete, Greece.