Haniá or Chaniá Old Town | 16 Aug 2014
35.518552° N | 24.018699° E
Haniá or as it is widely spelled Chaniá (Greek: Χανιά, pronounced: hahn-yáh) is the second largest city of Crete and the island’s most attractive one. It lies along the north coast of Crete, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion. Despite being heavily bombed during World War II, Chania Old Town is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete. The Venetian harbour becomes even more scenic if you can visit it in spring, when the White Mountains’ snowcapped peaks seem to swing above the roofs of the old town. Chania most attractive part is an amalgamation of Venetian and Ottoman architectures with numerous little streets that create a beautiful labyrinth that you wouldn't mind getting lost in. Lively, colourful and cosmopolitan in the summer; romantic, cozy and nostalgic in the winter will make sure to captivate you.