About Chania

Paleochora

Paleochora is a coastal town that is located on the southwest coast of Crete, 70 km from Chania. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays. There are a lot of beaches that are suitable for both swimming and sports activities. The weather conditions at this location are very favourable for windsurfing and kite surfing. It is indeed a beautiful region that is perfectly organised and can offer everything to its visitors for accommodation and a pleasant vacation.

Falasarna

Falasarna beach is the most western part of Crete and is located in its namesake town. It is accessible by car and has become famous for its crystal clear waters and its unspoiled beauty. It is quiet and very romantic and not tourist oriented. It is worth a visit to relax in the beautiful unspoilt landscape and to enjoy perhaps the most glorious sunset on Crete!

Elafonisi

Elafonisi is perhaps the most popular beach on all of Crete and is situated at its south west section. You can visit it by boat from Paleochora or by road driving south west from Chania. It is a paradise on earth with its white – pink coloured sand and turquoise waters. It is perhaps the most cosmopolitan beach in the prefecture and is always full of people of all ages over the summer months.

The Venizelos Graves

The Gravesite of the Venizelos family is one of the most popular spots with panoramic views of the city of Chania and is just a few kilometres east of the city on the road to Akrotiri and the airport.

This is the site with the graves of the renowned Greek politician Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophocles Venizelos as well as the small church dedicated to the Prophet Elias.

A very beautiful park full of greenery and unobstructed views of Chania has been developed around the graves.

Venetian port at Chania

The Venetian port is picturesque at any time of the season. Its beauty and choices in entertainment attract both visitors and the locals and it caters for everyone’s tastes and demands. The districts in the old city "within the walls" have preserved their Venetian nobility. The narrow cobblestone streets are surrounded by tastefully restored houses from various ages and are ideal for a leisurely stroll. Many neoclassic houses have also survived in districts such as Halepa that are "adjacent" to the city of Chania.

Samaria Gorge

Samaria or the Samaria Gorge is one of the main sights of Crete.
Every tourist who visits Crete will have heard of this beautiful gorge or soon will. The locals call it the “Farangas” or “Great Gorge”, both in admiration at its beauty and to differentiate it from the many other, smaller gorges of Crete.
The Samaria Gorge is in west Crete, in the White Mountains. It is the longest gorge in Europe, with a length of 18 kilometres.

Gramvousa or Mpalos

You will find it on the most western part of the island and it is an extremely idyllic beach. It is quite a popular exotic location that is worth visiting! The best way to get there is by a day trip with a cruise ship. Daily services are available from Kissamo port. Balos is very popular with visitors over summer, so it is worth going for a dip in its enchanting waters!