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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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 Kydon The Heart City Hotel
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...
 J&V Luxury Suites
J&V Luxury Suites offers accommodations in Chania, a 14-minute walk from Mitropoleos Square and 0.9 miles from Municipal Market of Chania. more...
 Royal Sun
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...
 Nais Apartments & Studios
Nais Apartments & Studios is a complex located in Chania Town, 1640 feet from House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. more...
 Doge Traditional Hotel
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...
 Six Senses Deluxe Suite
Featuring sea views, Six Senses Deluxe Suite has accommodations with a balcony and an electric tea pot, around 3 miles from Venizelos Graves. more...
 Porto Veneziano Hotel
Porto Veneziano Hotel enjoys a privileged location on the waterfront of Chania's Old Venetian harbor. more...
 Vener Luxury Suites
Set in Chania Old Town, 3.7 mi from Venizelos Graves, Vener Luxury Suites offers air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, and a terrace. more...
 Arkadi Hotel
This central Chania hotel is just 656 feet from the Old Town walls and the Venetian harbor. more...
 Artemide city places
Offering city views and free WiFi, Artemide city places has accommodations attractively located in the Chania Old Town of Chania, within a short distance of Chania Old Venetian Harbor, Mosque of more...
 Agapi Suites
Located in Chania, 3.2 miles from Venizelos Graves and an 8-minute walk from the Chania Old Town, Agapi Suites has air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, and a terrace. more...
 Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel
Located at Chania Venetian Harbor, Ambassadors Residence is a restored 1890’s house. It features elegant and individually decorated accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Ciel Collection Suites
Providing sea views, a garden and free WiFi, Ciel Collection Suites provides accommodations conveniently set in Chania, within a short distance of Municipal Market of Chania, Saint Anargyri Church and more...
 Enetiko Rooms
Just 165 ft from the Venetian Port, in the Old Town of Chania, Enetiko Rooms features a Cretan restaurant and a cafe. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Cretan Renaissance
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...




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