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Culture of Chania. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Fortezza and lighthouse Chania The main part of city's attractions is concentrated in the so- called Old Town. It is noteworthy that during the Second World War, this part of Chania has miraculously remained intact, so beautiful historical buildings have preserved in its diversity. Walls of the Venetian fortress line off the old district; the Kastelli is considered to be the center of the historic district.
A pearl of Crete, this is a charming and a picturesque town, the rest in which will bring in a lot of new experiences. The old part of the town is particularly popular among tourists. Here … Open
Vacationers are recommended to start exploring city's attractions with scenic Plateia Santrivani. Near the square there is the great Janissaries Mosque that has survived to this day in its original form. A walk through the Topanas district will give a lot of impressions; buildings dating back to of Venetian rule are represented here. Walking through the winding streets of the quarter, you can go to the beautiful Firkas fortress. Its powerful walls provide unforgettable panoramic view of the harbor area of Chania.
Powerful fortifications were built in 1929. Now the part of fortress’ halls holds a priceless collection of artifacts of the Maritime Museum of Crete. Schiavo bastion is considered to be the main attraction of the Evreika district; next to it there are several picturesque old streets too. The Splanzia is center of curious landmark objects. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are more than a hundred of attractive restaurants and cafes in Chania, and every dining place may surprise visitors with its original specialties. One of the most popular and … Open
On its territory there is an arsenal of 15th century, as well as some ancient religious buildings; the most beautiful among them are considered the Church of San Nicolas and the Church of San Rocco. A pleasant surprise waits for travelers who like to visit interesting museums and exhibition centers.
Chania harbour, Crete An interesting collection of artifacts is collected in the Historical Museum. Its exposition isn’t limited to the mere collection of historical artifacts, as the museum holds a priceless collection of antique furniture and weapons. The Chania Archaeological Museum invites guests to see priceless finds of scientists. Among its exhibits there are finds dating back to the times of the Minoan civilization. The significant part of the collection dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. As for the New City, the Nea Hora district with its many streets and picturesque fishing harbor is the most attractive in it.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Chania and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Chania

Boat trips
Where: On the quay by Venizelou Sq, Chania;
Fort Firca
Where: Main quay, Chania; Telephone: +30 28210 91875;
Limnoupolis Water Park
Where: Varipetro village (8 km from Chania), Chania; Telephone: +30 28210 33246;

Unique spots in Chania and near

Dimitros-P Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
The old 35 meters long rust ship "Dimitros-P Wrecks" has placed not far from the port area of Imeri Gramvousa island. According to the official returns, in January 1968 this huge ship loaded with cement went from Halkida to North America. When the ship was coming near the Cythera island, the great storm has begun. The ship has to come to anchor near the Diakofto gulf. … Read further

Balos Beach

From the series “Most Fabulous and Magic Beaches”
The favorite vacation spot among fans of beach activities in Greece is the island of Crete. Here, you can find the world-famous beach of Balos. This fabulous stretch of coast is characterized by unique landscapes. White sand with lots of multi-colored stones covers the beach. The color palette of the water is impressive too; it varies from bright blue to deep blue. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Chania

Culture guide to Chania. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Chania: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Chania. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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