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CRETE VILLAGES CHANIA PREFECTURE

CHANIA PREFECTURE
The prefecture of Chania covers the western part of Crete. It is characterized as the land of canyons, since all around the prefecture are found more than 60 canyons, small and bigger of unique beauty. Apart from natural beauties – of every kind – you will see important archaeological sites (Aptera, Falaserna), museums with rare findings and historic monasteries. You will meet with the Old Venetian port with the Venetian Lighthouse and the busy Municipal Market. Don’t miss visiting Platania, Georgioupoli, Paleochora, Agia Marina, Sfakia, Fragokastelo, Kissamos, Elafonisi and other regions where you will discover unique beauties of the cretan countryside.

Here you can visit : Chania (Hania),

Platanias,
Maleme,
Kasteli,
Paleohora,
Sougia

and several beaches like
  • Akrotiri Stavros
  • Chrissi Akti (Golden beach)
  • K.Daratso, Nea Kydonia
  • Kalathas
  • Gerani
  • Agia Marina
  • Agioi Apostoloi
  • Tavronitis
  • Nopigia
  • Kolympari
  • Elafonissos (or Elafonissi)

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    ABOUT CHANIA PREFECTURE
    POLYRRHENIA
    PHALASARNA
    LISSOS
    THE TEMPLE OF ASKLEPIOS
    THOLOS TOMB AT PHYLAKE
    THOLOS TOMB AT MALEME
    THOLOS TOMB AT STYLOS
    THE FRANGOCASTELLO FORTRESS
    TZAGOROLI MONASTERY
    PREFECTURE OF CHANIA
    TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

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    CHANIA PREFECTURE PHOTOS

    THE VENETIAN HARBOUR - The town of Chania, with its Venetian harbor and the remaining traces of the Ottoman occupation, was the capital of the island until the 1970s, and today remains its most charming city.
CHANIA PORT - The town of Chania, with its Venetian harbor and the remaining traces of the Ottoman occupation, was the capital of the island until the 1970s, and today remains its most charming city. CHANIA OLD PORT - View of the old port of Hania (the new port, where ferries from e.g. Piraeus go, is at Souda, at about 5kms from Hania town)

    THE OLD PORT - Crete, but specifically the county of Chania, impresses its visitors and rightly so. The history, the cultural inheritance, the local people, the historical monuments, the superb natural environment but also the provision of high quality tourist services NEORIA - OLD TOWN - It certainly isn't accidental that many recent Greek cinematographical, TV or publicity productions have chosen Hania as an optical background, the old city is certainly the most photogenic of Greece, an ideal setting for your vacation. ARSENALI - CENTRE OF MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE - The Centre of Architecture of Mediterranean (K.A.M.) is a new Municipal Cultural Institution of Municipality Chanias that were founded precisely for n’ undertake with various activities it brings in the centre of interest of citizens in Chania.

    Chania old port - Chania port - Chania port -

    Chania port - Chania port - The traditional building of Pallas Stairway to Heaven - This is an entrance to Chrisoskalitisas Monastery on Western Crete. There is a legend that one of these steps is made of pure gold (monastery name translates as Golden Steps), but only the righteous person can see it.

    KALAMAKI BEACH - KALATHAS - The beach of Kalathas and the little island KATO STALOS - The beach of Kato Stalos in Agia Marina - Hania



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