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Chania Town

Hania is the capital city of the Municipality of Hania, with 60.000 inhabitants. They are built at the site of the aqncient town of Kydonia, one of the oldest inhabited areas on the island. Its modern times name was given by the Arabs. In 1252, under the Venetian occupation, the town begun its fortification projects, which were finished in 1590. Hania was the first town in Crete occupied by the Turks, in 1654, until it was freed in 1898, when it also became the capital of the by then autonomous island. Today in Hania, the visitor will distinguish the modern from the traditional parts of the town, which includes areas such as the Top Hana or Topana, the Jewish neighbourhood, the Santrivani, the Spalntzia or Plaza, and the Casteli.

Among the buildings surrounding the busy little port you will note the older structures of the venetian and the turkish occupation periods, as well as the newer buildings with modern architecture. The town monuments, its squares and its streets testify to its glorious history. Here you will also find many memorials to Eleftherios Venizelos, the great, forward looking politician who was born in the village of Mournies and spent a great part of his life in Hania. In the town, it is wothwile to visit the Halepa neighbourhood with the breathtaking mansions as well as the church of Saint Maria Magdalene, the arcaeological excavation sites of ancient Kidonia in Casteli (nearby the port) the metropolitan Cathedral, the Municipal and Zoologigal Gardens and the Municipal Market. Here, you will also find the Archaeological, Laographic, Historical and Nautical Museum as well as the Municipal Library


 

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 Kumba Hostel
Kumba Hostel, Chania
Kumba Hostel in Chania Town provides accommodations with a garden and a bar. more...
 Panoramic Sea View
Panoramic Sea View, Chania
Offering unobstructed sea views, Panoramic Sea View is located in Chania Town, 328 feet from the beach of Nea Chora and just a 10-minute walk from the center of the town. more...
 Royal Sun
Royal Sun, Chania
Featuring a restaurant and a pool with terrace in its palm-tree garden, the Royal Sun is within 2 miles of the center of Chania Town. more...
 Unlimited Blue
Unlimited Blue, Chania
Featuring outdoor pools, garden and terrace, Unlimited Blue is located in Crete. It offers free WiFi and a balconies overlooking the sea. The villa is 2.5 mi from the scenic Chania center. more...
 Kydon The Heart City Hotel
Kydon The Heart City Hotel, Chania
Located in the center of Chania, Kydon Hotel is opposite of the main market hall and just a few minutes' walk from the Old Town and the Venetian Harbor. more...
 Doge Traditional Hotel
Doge Traditional Hotel, Chania
The 15th-century, Venetian-style Doge Hotel is in Chania’s center 55 yards from the Venetian Harbor. It features free Wi-Fi, a rich breakfast and self-catering rooms with romantic décor. more...
 The48suites
The48suites, Chania
Located 4.3 mi from Venizelos Graves, The48suites offers accommodations in the Chania Old Town of Chania Town. Free WiFi is featured. All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. more...
 Porto Veneziano Hotel
Porto Veneziano Hotel, Chania
Porto Veneziano Hotel enjoys a privileged location on the waterfront of Chania's Old Venetian harbor. more...
 Sea & City Apartments
Sea & City Apartments, Chania
Located in Chania Town, 197 feet from Nea Chora Beach, the family-run Sea & City Apartments offers modernly decorated accommodations with free WiFi access. more...
 Cretan Renaissance
Cretan Renaissance, Chania
Cretan Renaissance is hosted in a Venetian manor house, characterized by the Ephorate of Byzantium Antiquities and UNESCO as a historical monument to be preserved. more...
 Anatolia Charming Hotel
Anatolia Charming Hotel, Chania
Housed in an 18th-century Turkish Mansion, Anatolia Charming Hotel is centrally located in the Old Town of Chania, within a walking distance from the scenic Venetian Harbor. more...
 Alena Apartments
Alena Apartments, Chania
Offering free bicycle rental, Alena Apartments is a self-catering accommodations with free WiFi throughout. It is pet-friendly. more...
 Kores Boutique Houses
Kores Boutique Houses, Chania
Renovated with care, Kores Boutique Houses are located in a quiet Chania neighborhood right next to the Venetian walls. more...
 Belmondo Hotel
Belmondo Hotel, Chania
Belmondo Hotel enjoys a beautiful seafront location in Chania. This Venetian style hotel reflects the Cretan city’s historical ambiance. more...
 Brigitte house
Brigitte house, Chania
Right in the center of Chania, located within a short distance of Saint Anargyri Church and House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos, Brigitte house offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household more...




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