Holidays to Chania
Chania is the second largest town and the former capital of Crete and is found on the north west coast of the island. The architecture in Chania reflects the history of many occupations including Turkish, Arabian and Venetian styles and you will find mosques and minarets side by side with medieval buildings.
Stroll around the picturesque harbour to the ancient Venetian/Egyptian lighthouse guarding the entrance or wander into the Old Town and explore the charm of Chania with its beautiful old buildings.
Eating out in Chania
A holiday to Chania will provide you with an excellent selection of places to eat both in the Old Town and around the old Venetian harbour at Chania, where the waterfront restaurants are a good place to try the local fish specialists.
Beaches in Chania
The beaches in Chania are to the west of the town and can be easily reached using the coastal bus service. There are a few sandy bays followed by a long stretch of beach along the coast.
Things to do in Chania
Away from the beach explore the narrow streets behind the harbour in Chania with its many shops including an old Turkish marketplace selling some local produce. Find the street where you can watch the leather makers at work, Odos Skridlof known as 'leather street'. For lovers of history, visit the naval and archaeological museums and city archives.
Excursions from Chania include visits to a traditional Cretan evening in a nearby village, trips to a number of monasteries or walk the Samaria Gorge. A visit to the beautifully kept Allied war cemetery at Souda Bay is a very moving experience.
Who visits Chania
A holiday to Chania is ideal for all ages, if you are looking for a relaxing holiday combined with beautiful scenery, history and a true taste of the Cretan lifestyle.
Book a holiday to Chania
You can book a holiday to Chania with Voyager Travel Direct. Holidays to Chania are available from 01 May to 31 October and you can search on this website or give one of our friendly travel consultants a call.
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