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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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 Irene Hotel
Irene Hotel, Chania
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...
 Nais Apartments & Studios
Nais Apartments & Studios, Chania
Nais Apartments & Studios is an apartment 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...
 Fay Apartment
Fay Apartment, Chania
Located in Chania, just a 9-minute walk from Venizelos Graves, Fay Apartment provides accommodations with free WiFi. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Stefan's City Loft
Stefan's City Loft, Chania
Centrally located in Chania Town, Stefan's City Loft offers self-catering accommodations with views over the Cretan Sea. more...
 Aeria Apartments
Aeria Apartments, Chania
Set in Chania Town, Aeria Apartments is 164 feet from the Maritime Museum Of Crete and Firkas Fortress. The Venetian Harbor is a 5-minute walk away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. more...
 Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel
Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel, Chania
Located at Chania Venetian Harbor, Ambassadors Residence is a restored 1890’s house. It features elegant and individually decorated accommodations with free WiFi. 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...
 Porto Antico
Porto Antico, Chania
Built in 1659, Porto Antico is located in the picturesque Venetian harbor of Chania and within a short walk from the town center. 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...
 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...




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