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Blue-domed-church by Currybet @flickr
Chania lighthouse from sea
Chania lighthouse from sea by Currybet @flickr
Chania by Âœ˜N @flickr
Hotel "Lena", Chania
Hotel "Lena", Chania by Tilemahos E @flickr
Orthodox cathedral of Chania
Orthodox cathedral of Chania by Shepard4711 @flickr
Municipal market
Municipal market by E~S @flickr
Chania harbour, Crete
Chania harbour, Crete by Alisonquine @flickr
Fortezza and lighthouse Chania
Fortezza and lighthouse Chania by Romtomtom @flickr
chania-harbour by E~S @flickr
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Aphrodite Temple, better known under the name Parthenon, is considered the main historic landmark of Athens. The building has a miraculous construction from an archaeological point of view. Built in the 5th century BC, Parthenon consists of numerous columns and looks very light weighted at a glance. There is another important landmark nearby – the Erechtheion that was constructed in the 5th century. Many centuries ago a beautiful palace stood on the site of the ancient temple. According to a legend, the dispute between Poseidon and Aphrodite took place at that palace. The territory around the Erechtheion is decorated with beautiful statues, the most famous of which are Caryatid sculptures. One of the statues was brought to the British Museum in order to keep it in safety. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Chania

Travel guide to Chania

The Mosque of Janissaries located near the Venetian Harbor is an interesting historical site. It was built in the middle of the 17th century. At that time, the significant part of Crete was under the Ottoman Empire. As archeological researches have shown, the mosque was built on the ruins of the destroyed Venetian bastion. Today, the construction impresses with its inimitable architecture. The mosque has preserved … Open

Advices for travellers

2. Tourists have to pay for goods and services exclusively in euro; any other currency won’t be accepted here. It is more profitable to exchange currency in your home country before the trip. You can also use services of many local banks and private exchange offices. 3. Travelers who want to rent a car will need a standard set of documents, including a passport and a driver license of international standard. … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

You can continue tasting treats in Strata; it is the classic Greek tavern. Among special treats, Greek salad and meatballs are in special demand. Strata also features a large selection of refreshing desserts. The Kouzina e.p.e. restaurant serves popular Mediterranean cuisine in addition to classic Greek dishes. Attractive prices are among its main features; for a moderate fee visitors can enjoy delicious meat treats … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The resort is sure to appeal to those who prefer outdoor activities. There are all conditions for an exciting pastime. There are beautiful parks and modern entertainment centers, colorful shops and markets, night clubs and discos in Chania. One of the most beautiful places in the resort is the Botanical Park of Crete. It is a picturesque oasis with amazing variety of exotic plants and landscapes. The garden covers a … Open

Cultural excursion through Chania - things to see

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 … Open

Chania sightseeing

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 you can walk along the port area and the waterfront, visit numerous restaurants and cafes, go to the eastern market or move to one of narrow streets, admiring old Venetian houses. Agora market is one of main attractions of the … Open

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