Built on the ruins of ancient Cydonia, the lovely town of Chania attracts thousands of tourists, both for its beauty and its long history. Wander the neighborhoods “within the walls”, taste traditional Cretan cuisine and enjoy the company of hospitable locals.
The city of Chania can be divided into two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The old town is situated next to the old harbour and is the matrix around which the whole urban area was developed. It used to be surrounded by the old Venetian fortifications that started to be built in
1538; of them the eastern and western parts have survived. From the south, the old town is continuous with the new, and from the north the physical border is the sea. The centre of the modern city is the area extending next to the old town and especially towards the south.
The city presents important historical background and cultural heritage mainly because of friction with different cultures. The even epiganeiaki knowledge of the history of Chania is essential for any visitor to be able to understand what you see in the city and the region.
Chania has a more cosmopolitan atmosphere with so many night clubs and seaside bars that if you are a party lover it would be so hard for you to find your return boarding pass! There are traditional Cretan clubs with local musicians playing the lyre and lute and violin and offer you the chance to live life like the locals and have the time of your life the… true Cretan way!
Here you will understand why the Cretan cuisine has conquered the world. In fish restaurants and taverns, cafes with history and surname, the taste of Crete will parade at your table. Tasting to … another level. You will fall in love with Cretan cuisine and- lets face it- you will love raki, and also the Cretan version of Greek salad, ntakos, and so many more delicacies! You may definitely find so many restaurants serving more international tastes but be sure to try the area’s local products.
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