The ancient city of Heraklion in Crete

The ancient city of Heraklion in Crete

The capital of Crete and the fifth largest city in Greece has many things to offer. As in Athens, you will need time to get acquainted with it. The name of the city comes from the old Roman port, Heracleum, which is nearby and whose exact location is unknown. The city of Heraklion in Crete suffered a great damage from bombing during the Second World War and now has a lot of unattractive buildings constructed of concrete, and completely chaotic streets. But it has a great character and a t... [ read more ]

Rodovani and the surrounding villages in South Chania

Rodovani and the surrounding villages in South Chania

Chania is a famous area of Crete with a beautiful scenery, natural attractions, stunning cities, charming villages and many important tourist destinations. If you travel to Crete, you should visit some of the villages, it can be a true refreshment to the body and soul. Today we present you Rodovani and other surrounding villages in Southern Chania. Rodovani is a beautiful tiny village and it is surrounded by the village of Epanochori and Prases with different traditional houses located in... [ read more ]

4 memorable locations in the eastern part of Chania

4 memorable locations in the eastern part of Chania

The Prefecture of Chania is on the west end of the island and most of its surface is covered by the White Mountains. This spectacular mountain range rises at just a few kilometers from the northern coast, reaches the maximum height of 2543 m and then descends with arid and rocky slopes towards the Libyan Sea. In the northeastern part of the prefecture of Chania is the Souda Bay, the largest natural harbor in Greece, in the north is the Chania Bay and in the east is the Kissamos bay, the l... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the Prefecture of Chania in Crete

Tourist guide to the Prefecture of Chania in Crete

The prefecture of Chania covers the western part of the island and is often called "Western Crete". Chania is surrounded by the Cretan Sea in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the west and south. In the east the prefecture of Chania  borders Rethymno. The Prefecture of Chania in Crete is divided into five provinces: Apokoronas, Kissamos, Kydonia, Selino and Sfakia. The Prefecture of Chania has a population of 156,371 inhabitants (2005) and an area of ​​2376 km ². Chania is the ... [ read more ]

Visit Spilia village resort near Chania

Visit Spilia village resort near Chania

Chania is the north-west area of the island of Crete and a very popular tourist destination. The entire region will leave you breathless. The sandy beaches, mountain villages, hammocks on the beach, pure nature, the Byzantine monasteries scattered throughout the island create a fanstactic fund for exploration. There are many tourist resorts, small towns and charming villages that you can visit during a visit to Crete. Today we present the resort of Spilia near Chania with its attractions ... [ read more ]

Pitoresque villages near Chania

Pitoresque villages near Chania

Crete is an ideal tourist destination with many unforgettable places. The state of Chania is one of the most visited places pf the Island and if you have already chosen your accommodation place in the the city of Chania, the center of the region, you might want to visit some pitoresque villages that are located at only 20 minutes from the city. These settlements include the village of Platanias at 15 km to the west, the village of Stylos at 18 to the south east, the village of Kalyves at ... [ read more ]

Famous small cities and villages near the city of Chania

Famous small cities and villages near the city of Chania

The beautiful city of Chania has managed to keep its authentic color, despite the increasing tourism. It is considered one of the most popular Greek cities, and the most picturesque town of Crete as the multitude of artifacts that are found here gives it a special charm. Chania is divided into different neighborhoods, surviving four old districts as well. If you are visiting the city or you are going to stay there some days, you could also visit the famous small cities and villages near t... [ read more ]

Top 3 settlements of Chania

Top 3 settlements of Chania

The region of Chania in Crete is one of the most desired destinations for tourists visiting Greece and they are usually captivated by the traditional style of the villages and the environmental purity. Apart from the picturesque town of Chania, this area of Crete has many beautiful mountain villages and seaside settlements. The city of Kissamos, the resort village of Paleochora and the village of Sfakia are the most famous settlements of them. All these managed to escape mass tourism and ... [ read more ]

Top 5 old architectural attractions in Chania

Top 5 old architectural attractions in Chania

The region of Chania is situated in western Crete and has an important place in the history of Crete. Historians say that Chania was the exact place where the flourishing Minoan town of Kydonia was. After the disappearance of the Minoan civilization, the area knew a period of descend and then came a period of prosperity in the XIV century when it was conquered by the Venetians. The Venetians left their mark on the place, especially in the city of Chania. Many old architectural attractions... [ read more ]