Chania lies on the northern coast of western Crete and is the capital of the prefecture of Chania. The prefecture of Chania combines many beautiful beaches, small fertile valleys, high mountains and deep canyons.

Chania is one of the oldest cities in Crete with a rich and eventful history. Today is the second most populous city of the island, a city that has preserved its traditional architecture and retains most of the monuments of the Venetian and Turkish.

The Venetian harbor with its lighthouse and the old city center, have earned a reputation in Chania’s most picturesque city in Crete hosts many visitors each year. Following the developments of the times, Chania harbor the TUC and other educational institutions.

The old town of Chania is still the core of Chania, with its narrow winding streets and listed buildings from different periods. Many of these buildings have been turned into small hotels, restaurants, shops or homes.

Feel free to wander the narrow streets that lead you to the Venetian port of Chania.

There you will enjoy a romantic walk with views of the lighthouse, while admiring the architecture of the buildings that surround the harbor.

The Yali Turkish mosque so hard to go unnoticed. It is a square building with a large dome and 6 small domes supported by four arches. The mosque served as a Muslim nation until 1923, when they left the island the last Muslims in the population exchange between Greece and Turkey. Architectural features luscious Arabic. For a time it housed the Museum of Chania and nowadays hosts art exhibitions.

When browsing in Chania do not forget to visit the Municipal Market in the center of Chania, where he stood on the main Venetian bastion fortifications. Built in the local project engineer Drandaki, following the model of the covered market of Marseille. Inaugurated in 1913 by Eleftherios Venizelos. An architectural ornament to Chania from one that is the most impressive in the Balkans.

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