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Seamlessly fusing past and present, Chania has a long and turbulent history that’s imprinted in its every photogenic nook and cranny. From sea-gazing Venetian mansions to Ottoman minarets and Jewish mosques, the old town’s architecture captivates the world’s aesthetes, history buffs and culture aficionados. Are you one of them? Planning to visit Chania and wondering what to do to maximise your time there? Pack a camera and comfy shoes – you’ll be walking a lot, that’s for sure! – and get ready to delve deep into ancient mysteries and experience ageless mystique.
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Chania is one of the most picturesque Mediterranean ports – but also a living and breathing, modern city with abundant charms.
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Ever wondered when it’s the best time to visit Crete? Greece’s largest island is a yearlong wonderland – a four seasons destination brimming with attractions no matter the weather. But in spring, it’s perhaps at its most stunning, with nature’s blooming beauty setting the stage for an unforgettable escapade.
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Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, days are longer and there’s something in the air: all the telltale signs are there. Spring has finally sprung! And in Crete, this means clear blue, sunny skies above; and a carpet of green dotted with red, yellow and blue wildflowers, below.
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Crete is Greece’s largest and arguably most popular island for a number of diverse reasons. Sea-sun-sand and fun aside, modern-day travellers come here for the food, the wine, the culture and – of course – the historical attractions. From ancient palaces to imposing antique monasteries, there is much to take in. If you’re looking to skip the lines however it’s best to have a go at Crete’s lesser-known historical attractions.
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Are you a sea-sun-sand lover? Rimmed by 1,046 km of pristine coastline, Crete has a beach for all tastes. From exotic sandy strips to secluded rugged bays, and from cosmopolitan waterside resorts to sports buffs’ playgrounds, family-friendly havens and coves that beg for exploration. Choices are unending – and you can really take your pick as the mood strikes.
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With some of the world’s most stunning beaches, inimitable cuisine and a wealth of thrilling things to do, Crete’s one of the most popular summer destinations on the planet – but its allure is not exhausted on the sea-sun-and fun combo.
In the popular imagination, Crete has been inexorably linked with sea, sun and fun – but it is much more than that. Greece’s largest island is a kaleidoscope of scents, colours and experiences; with beach and mountain delights, world-famous historical attractions, rich cultural offerings, emblematic museums, scenic towns and quaint traditional villages.
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It is almost impossible not to fall in love with Chania on the island of Crete — whether you are travelling solo, with a partner, with your friends or with your family.
Just stroll around the Old Town to take in the remarkable architecture — a majestic lighthouse in the port, Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques and Venetian houses lining the waterfront and the quaint alleyways; all pointing to the city’s multicultural identity and past. Witnessing layers of history unravelling at every nook and cranny might make you think that you are in a time capsule. Until the next turn — Chania’s cluster of elegant restaurants, buzzing bars and gorgeous jewellers and boutiques will land you back to today, in a vibrant, modern city with a thriving drinking, dining, shopping, cultural and entertainment scene.
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From atmospheric jazz bars to chilled cafe bar-restaurants, glamorous outdoor lounges, and vibie late joints, there is an impressive array of entertainment venues for all tastes, moods and dispositions, whether at the heart of the old city or on the beach. Here are our handpicked suggestions for the top bars in Chania.
Surrounded by water and adorned with Venetian, Ottoman and Jewish gems of buildings, Chania on the island of Crete, is as post-card pretty as it gets. Yet, howbeit iconic, it’s not one of these tourist destinations that lack real soul. Chania is a vibrant modern city brimming with life – a place to live, laugh, work, play and love against the stunning backdrop of mountains, sea and historic, multicultural architecture.