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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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 Elia Palazzo Hotel
On the scenic Theotokopoulou Street, in Chania, Palazzo Hotel is housed in an old mansion just 50 yards from the sea. more...
 Sea & City Apartments
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...
 Nikita Traditional House
Located in the old town of Chania, Nikita Traditional House offers a fully equipped unit with a furnished sun terrace featuring views of the surrounding area. 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...
 Alena Apartments
Offering free bicycle rental, Alena Apartments is a self-catering accommodations with free WiFi throughout. It is pet-friendly. 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...
 Rooms 47
Originally built in the 12th Century, Rooms 47 offers accommodations with views of the Venetian Harbour and the Cretan Sea. Restaurants, cafés and shopping are within a short walk. more...
 Casa Kallergi
Offering a sun terrace, Casa Kallergi is located in the Chania Old Town district in Chania Towν. The scenic Venetian Harbor is just a short walk away. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Frida Apartments
Located on a hill, 1969 feet from Nea Chora Beach, the family-run Frida Apartments offers self-catered apartments, and a pool with views to the sea and the city of Chania. more...
 Creta Elena
Just a few yards from the center of Chania, Creta Elena is a complex of self-catering units with views over the garden or the large, on-site swimming pool. more...
 El Greco Hotel
El Greco Hotel is located in the Old Town of Chania, right next to the Venetian harbor and only 550 yards from the beach of Nea Chora. more...
 Danaos Hotel
The family-run Danaos offers a friendly and relaxed base in the heart of Chania, just a short walk from Chania’s Venetian harbor and right next to the beautiful sandy beach of Nea Chora. more...
 Michele's Flat
Located in the heart of Chania, Michele's Flat features 2 balconies and is 1312 feet from the Old Venetian Port, as well as the archaeological museum. more...
 Falassarna Hotel
In one of the most beautiful cities of Crete, Chania, you can find Falassarna Hotel 656 feet from the beach of Nea Chora, 10 minutes from the venetian harbor and 15 minutes from the center of Chania. more...
 Old Tannery House
In the Halepa district of Chania, close to Koum Kapi Beach, Old Tannery House has free WiFi and a washing machine. With sea views, this property has a balcony. more...
 Irene Hotel
Located on the western wall of the old town of Nea Chora Chania, just 164 feet from the sea, Irene Hotel offers rooms with balconies, some with views across Chania Bay. The beach is 820 feet away. more...
 Smart Luxury Maisonette
Smart Luxury Maisonette is located in Chania, a 7-minute walk from Nea Chora Beach, 0.6 miles from Kladissos Beach, and an 18-minute walk from Koum Kapi Beach. more...
 casa Marilia
Featuring a patio with garden views, and a garden and a terrace, casa Marilia can be found in Chania, close to Koum Kapi Beach and 0.8 miles from Nea Chora Beach. more...
 Economy Studio Apartments
Located in Chania Town, 2.6 mi from Venizelos Graves and 1312 feet from Nea Chora, Economy Studio Apartments offers free WiFi. The apartment is 1640 feet from Etz Hayyim Synagogue. more...
 Ontas Traditional Hotel
Conveniently located in the heart of old Chania Town, within walking distance of the harbor, this restored Venetian townhouse offers a charming base with free WiFi in its shared lounge. more...
 Poseidon Studios Chania Center
Located in Chania, Poseidon Studios Chania Center provides sea views and free WiFi, a 7-minute walk from Koum Kapi Beach and 0.8 miles from Nea Chora Beach. more...
 Marika's Guest House Chania
Located in Chania, a 4-minute walk from Nea Chora Beach, Marika's Guest House Chania has a living room with a flat-screen TV. This property has a patio and free private parking. more...
 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...
 Arkadi Hotel
This central Chania hotel is just 656 feet from the Old Town walls and the Venetian harbor. more...
 Cocoon City Hostel
Boasting a shared lounge and free WiFi, Cocoon City Hostel is set in Chania Town. The property is close to Mitropoleos Square, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and Historical Museum of Chania. more...


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