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Agioi Apostoloi beach today!

Without umbrellas and sunbeds... Just great! Thanks to anti-COVID precautions.

Dry Nuts Stores "To Rodon" Chania

Large variety of nuts, dried fruits, herbs, spices, drinks and much more. All of excellent quality. Five stores in Chania and also online with a unique dry nuts eshop .

Villa and Studio Daratso

Villa Daratso   is situated on a perfect location, up to the hill, close to Chania town, Platanias and Agia Marina. It is very quiet in the heart of the nature in a very beautiful and private environment. In walking distance you will find a pharmacy (300m) two big super markets (300m) the bus station (250m) before the beach of Agioi Apostoloi, many tavernas and the lovely, famous park where you can enjoy walking, running, jogging, relaxing At 400m distance fom the park you will enjoy the crystal clear waters of the famous beaches Chryssi Akti and Agioi Apostoloi.

The beach of Nea Chora

This place is within walking distance of many hotels and restaurants and is one of the beaches you can swim in near the Venetian Old Harbor. There are plenty of sunbeds to choose from at quite reasonable daily rates. Behind the promenade are numerous cafe-bars and beach eqiuipment shops. Most of the cafes and restaurants provide service to their own blocks of sunbeds, and of course you can use their facilities. You will surely enjoy the water there! It is usually calm and very clean and there are markers that prevent you from going too far. You can see fish on the bottom, and is a great relief from Chania's hot summer weather!

Chania Municipal Market (Agora)

Chania Municipal Market was built in 1913 as vegetable, fish and meat market for the city of Chania.  It officially opened to the public 3 days after the union of the island of Crete with Greece. The architect, Konstantinos Drandakis, built the market where the mortar of the southern venetian walls were. This is evident by the difference of height between the north and south entrance to the building. During the Nazi occupation, most of the marketplace was used as a storage space for the German army. Today, although there are some shops selling local products, there are also many souvenir stores.  Chania Municipal Market is considered today as one of the most important tourist attractions. Entrance is free.

About Chania

Chania (Greek Χανιά, also transliterated Hania or even Khania) is a beautiful port town on the north west coast of Crete, with an atmosphere reflecting its Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish past. A highly livable spot. Chania and the long row of beach resorts stretching 20 km west along the beaches of the Chania bay is a well visited destination for Scandinavian charter trips. Chania, being the nearest city, is an attractive destination for sightseeing and shopping for many tourists especially during April to October. Here is plenty of opportunities for eating and drinking on Greek tavernas and modern cafés that are open all day long The old town is centered around the harbor, it is a maze of alleys and houses that has been standing for many hundred years rebuilt, ruined and built up again with details from the different epochs. Old town is full of souvenir, art and crafts shops; the new quarters house the regular span of shops, here you can find the most of you

Chania Old Town

The Chania Old Town  is regarded as one of the nicest old towns of Greece and all over Europe and it is the most interesting part of the city. The "Old Town" consists of the old Venetian harbour and the small Venetian blocks located behind the harbour; it is characterized by narrow and picturesque alleys - similar to an enchanting labyrinth - full of life, and the plentiful remaining Venetian and Turkish buildings. The Lighthouse, the Fortress of Firka, the Mosque of Kioutsouk Hasan, the Great Arsenal and the Neoria have become landmarks of the beautiful old town. Most of the buildings are rejuvenated and they compose a puzzle of contemporary, Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish architecture; they are also a 'living' exhibition of the town's history. Today they work as shops, tavernas, cafes and touristic accommodations. The most famous part of the Old Town is the lively round waterfront along the Venetian harbour, which is full of small boutique ho