Crete is the largest Greek island, a significant part of the Greek cultural heritage and major contributor of the Greek economy. Divided in four regions, from west to east, which are: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi.


The city of Chania is located on the north-east part of the Prefecture of Chania and is the second largest city of Crete. Chania has a population of over 60.000 residents and is built over the ruins of the ancient city of Cydonia. Cydonia was constructed during the prehistoric times. According to Cretan mythology King Cydon, son of Hermes and of Akakallis, founded the ancient city of Cydonia which was referred by Homer as one of the greatest cities of Crete.


The beautiful city of Chania managed to preserve its original colors and historical character, despite the fast-growing tourist industry. It is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities of Greece. The old town and the modern city of Chania represent the harmonization of everyday life with respect to tradition and heritage. The old town is situated next to the Venetian port which provides pleasant promenades through picturesque streets and attracts many visitors throughout the years. The centre of the modern city is the area extending next to the old town and especially towards the south.

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