Time to Visit Chania ?
Places to visit at Chania
The best example of a gorge to be visited is the Samaria Gorge.The beauty of the nature to be discovered and a hiking experience you will never forget ( 16 km walking) are some reasons to put this gorge on the top visiting list in Chania. Another possible ‘’must see’’ is of course the Old Town which is a beautiful jewel.Many things to do there such as small boat trips with glass bottom boats and a visit to the Venetian Quarter is the town's real source of pride. Also the Splantzia quarter is a picturesque area of the old town, northeast of the market, caressed by the Turkish culture, with atmospheric backstreets and interesting churches.
Chania has three important monasteries, the monastery of Agia Triada, the Gouverneto monastery and the Katholiko monastery. The monastery of Agia Triada, its style influenced by the Italian Renaissance. There's a museum at the entrance that has a collection of Byzantine icons you should see. The beautiful and imposing church of Kyria ton Angelon stands in the courtyard of the Gouverneto Monastery that looks like a fortress. As for the Katholiko Monastery, it was founded by Saint John, a church at the rock of a cliff.
Lastly you can pay a visit to the archaeological museum and the naval museum that is housed in the Firkas Sea Fortress.
Finally, there are the Public Gardens that were laid out in the 19th century by a Turkish pasha and include a modest zoo, and you will be sure to find the famous Cretan kri-kri there.
Beaches of Chania
But Chania has a lot of beaches that are also near to the city center and very popular too such as Agios Pavlos with its sapphire-blue waters, the small but popular beach of Stavros, Platanias and Marathi.
Cretan Food - Gastronomy
The weekly nutrition of a Cretan in 1960 (same almost from the Minoan times) was the home made bread, the vegetables and fresh fruits, once a week the meat, twice a week the fish and the mediocre consumption of red wine and olive oil.
Once you are in Chania you will definitely enjoy the food and of course our wine and raki which is our traditional fire drink!!!