Chania, capital of the prefecture of the same name is Crete’s second biggest town and arguably the island’s most atmospheric city. It is a great place for going out and enjoying good life, with lots of shops to choose from and excellent restaurants. Traces of its Venetian and Turkish past, with little fountains and elegant mansions, mosques and minarets are evident everywhere as you walk through the picturesque alleys and the harbour.
Along with the beautifully restored buildings, there are also many that are left with the heavy marks of the Second War bombings which have been turned into charming shops, restaurants and ambient bars and cafes.
One has to admit that Chania carries its past with dignity, breathing an air of oriental mix where East meets the West.
- Venetian Port: You are here
- Municipal parking: 10 meters from Fortino Hotel
- Public Market: 10 minutes
- Archeological Museum: 10 minutes
- Maritime Museum: 10 minutes
- Beach Nea Chora: 20 minutes
- Central Bus Station: 10 minutes
- Central Taxi Station: 10 minutes
- General Hospital of Chania: 7km
- Souda Port: 7km
- Airport of Chania: 17km
- Rethymno: 65km
- Heraklio: 142km