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Chania

The prefecture of Chania is one of the four prefectures of Crete and it covers the west part of the island. It has an area of 2.376 km and approximately 134,000 residents. It is mainly a mountainous region but it is also characterized by velvet beaches, particularly on its south part, where it meets the Libyan Sea. The prefecture of Chania constitutes a special place, which offers amazing natural beauties and also various comforts, without spoiling its physiognomy.

The capital of the prefecture is the romantic, hospitable and very beautiful town of Chania. It is a town built on the sea, which combines in a particularly picturesque way old with modern architecture. In the town of Chania you can visit the archaeological and naval museums, the old town, the folklore museum, the national garden etc. During your touring of the prefecture of Chania, we suggest that you visit Akrotiri, which is only 15 km from the town of Chania. From there you can enjoy a spectacular sunset as well as a panoramic view of the town of Chania.

Other interesting spots in the prefecture are the ancient town Aptera and the traditional villages Vamos, Gavalohori and Kefala. Also, don't forget to visit Paleochora , a place that will offer you many historic information as well as a wonderful tour through green landscapes and picturesque little villages. In this beautiful place you will have the opportunity to enjoy the longest and most impressive gorge in Europe, the famous Samaria gorge. It is 18 km long and its passing is possible only during the summer months.

The Samaria gorge is a wonderful route, where you have the chance to be in the heart of nature and to admire the wild vegetation, beautiful settlements and wonderful churches. In Frangokastello stands a venetian castle, while in Sfakia you can learn about the glorious local traditions. Lissos is famous for its therapeutic mineral water spa and Sougia for its long history. Finally, Platanias, Agia Marina, Kastelli Kissamou and others are particularly developed in tourism and amazingly beautiful regions.


 

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 Kavos Hotel & Suites
At a quiet and beautiful location on the coast of Kavos, Kavos Hotel & Suites features views over the Cretan Sea. It offers well-designed accommodations and a large outdoor pool with sun terrace. more...
 Kiani Beach Resort Family All Inclusive
Kiani Beach Resort is ideally located on the beach of Kiani, just a few miles east of Chania center and old Venetian town. It offers 2 pools, a sea-view restaurant, an open theater and a tennis court . more...
 Balos Beach
Balos Beach offers modern, self-catering accommodations in a beautifully rugged, unspoiled corner of Western Crete, overlooking Kissamos Bay, around an hour’s drive from the magnificent town of more...
 Casa D'Irene Deluxe Hotel
Casa D'Irene Deluxe Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Falasarna. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a children's playground. more...
 Falasarna Bay
Just 328 feet from the famous Falasarna Beach, Falasarna Bay offers self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi and balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea. more...
 Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family
Featuring an a la carte restaurant, Elafonisi Resort by Kalomirakis Family is set amid a garden with olive trees. more...
 Spilia Village Hotel & Villas
Nestled in a green plain among citrus orchards and olives groves, Spilia Village combines traditional stone-built rooms with modern facilities including gym, free sauna and hamam. more...
 Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa
Nestled in lush green and offering a spectacular view of the Cretan Sea and the island of Agii Theodori, Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa features 3 restaurants, 5 bars and 5 large swimming pools. more...
 Delfina Beach Hotel
Delfina Beach Hotel is a vacation resort with sports and entertainment facilities and a great beachfront location on the north-western coast of Crete, just outside Georgioupolis. more...
 Nautilus Bay Hotel
With an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, the contemporary Nautilus Bay Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Kissamos on the sandy beach of Plaka. more...
 SanSal Boutique Hotel
Located in Chania, 2.6 miles from Venizelos Graves, SanSal Boutique Hotel has air-conditioned accommodations and a bar. more...
 Renieris Hotel
Located upon a hill in Kato Stalos is the family-run Renieris Hotel. It is just 656 feet from the beach and 5 miles from the famous and busy city of Chania. more...
 Alianthos Suites
Located just 300 ft from Tarsanas sandy beach, Alianthos Suites offers self-catered units built within beautiful grounds. It has a swimming pool and a private bay overlooking the Cretan Sea. more...
 Hectoras Villa in Plaka
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk, Hectoras Villa in Plaka is conveniently located in Plaka, a 9-minute walk from Almirida Beach and 0.7 miles from Vrasco Beach. more...
 Monastery Estate Retreat
Located in Sougia, Monastery Estate Retreat features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, garden, bar, and free WiFi. A sauna is available for guests. more...
 Sea View Hotel & Apartments
Just 328 feet from Aptera Beach in Chania, Sea View Aparthotel features an outdoor pool and a furnished sun terrace surrounded by a well-tended garden. more...
 Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort, Chania
Located in Kato Daratso, a few steps from Kladissos Beach, Domes Zeen Chania provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Seametry Apartments
Featuring air conditioning, Seametry Apartments offers accommodations in Chania Town. House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos is 1.9 mi from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Elia Agia Marina Hotel
Built right next to a sandy beach with crystal clear water, Elia Agia Marina Hotel offers accommodations in Agia Marina Nea Kydonias. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. more...
 Falassarna Beach
Just 230 feet from the sandy Falassarna Beach, this family-run property is set amid lush gardens and features a bar-restaurant overlooking the Cretan Sea. more...
 Corinna Mare
Located on the famous beach of Kalamaki, just 3 miles west of Chania and the charming Venetian Harbor, Corinna Mare is built on a peninsula which overlooks the island of Theodorou. more...
 Aphrodite Beach
Aphrodite Beach Hotel is located on the sandy beach of Mavros Molos in Kissamos. It features a swimming pool, umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach and offers free WiFi throughout. more...
 Villas Libra
Located in the area of Falasarna, the traditionally built Villas Libra offer fully equipped units, each with a private pool and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. more...
 CHC Galini Sea View
Set 500 ft from the sandy beach of Agia Marina, the Galini Sea View has elegant, 5-star accommodations, an outdoor and an indoor pool. It has 2 bars and a restaurant with panoramic Cretan Sea views. more...
 Mossa Well Being Hotel
Mossa Well Being Hotel has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Kato Daratso. more...




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