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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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 Diporto
Diporto, Chania
Diporto offers traditional fully renovated rooms enjoying a view to 2 of the most picturesque streets in the old town of Chania, Bettolo and Stivanadika. more...
 Venetian House
Venetian House, Chania
In the Chania Old Town district of Chania, close to Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan, Venetian House has a terrace, free WiFi and a washing machine. With sea views, this property has a balcony. 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...
 Porto Veneziano Hotel
Porto Veneziano Hotel, Chania
Porto Veneziano Hotel enjoys a privileged location on the waterfront of Chania's Old Venetian harbor. 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...
 Gold Beach Apartments
Gold Beach Apartments, Chania
Located in Chania, 5 miles from Venizelos Graves, Gold Beach Apartments has accommodations with a shared lounge, free WiFi, a shared kitchen, and dry cleaning services. more...
 Iro City and Beach Boutique Homes
Iro City and Beach Boutique Homes, Chania
Located in Chania, 4.1 miles from Venizelos Graves and a 4-minute walk from Nea Chora, Iro City and Beach Boutique Homes has accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and barbecue more...
 Arkadi Hotel
Arkadi Hotel, Chania
This central Chania hotel is just 656 feet from the Old Town walls and the Venetian harbor. more...
 1924 suites
1924 suites, Chania
Located 3.7 mi from Venizelos Graves and 656 feet from Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan, 1924 suites features accommodations in the Chania Old Town of Chania Town. Complimentary WiFi is provided. 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...
 Creta Elena
Creta Elena, Chania
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...
 Nais Apartments & Studios
Nais Apartments & Studios, Chania
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...
 Casa Sabbionara
Casa Sabbionara, Chania
Casa Sabbionara is a 3-level villa with a sun terrace, located in Chania Town. The air-conditioned unit is 984 feet from the Lighthouse. more...
 Ciel Collection Suites
Ciel Collection Suites, Chania
Located in Chania, 2.9 miles from Venizelos Graves and a 7-minute walk from House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos, Ciel Collection Suites provides accommodations with free WiFi and access to a garden . more...
 Trianon Luxury Apartments & Suites
Trianon Luxury Apartments & Suites, Chania
Centrally located in Chania, just 0.6 mi from the center, Trianon Luxury Apartments & Suites features elegantly designed rooms and suites with modern amenities and free WiFi. more...




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