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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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 Samaria Hotel
Samaria Hotel, Chania Town
Located in the heart of Chania, within 450 metres from the Venetian harbour, the modern Samaria Hotel is ideally situated just above the main square, next to the central bus station. more...
 Stefan's City Loft
Stefan's City Loft, Chania Town
Centrally located in Chania Town, Stefan's City Loft offers self-catering accommodation with views over the Cretan Sea. more...
 Hotel Off
Hotel Off, Chania Town
Located in Topanas district of Chania Town and housed in a Venetian, 13-century building, Hotel Off offers elegantly decorated accommodation with free WiFi access. more...
 Kastro Estate
Kastro Estate, Chania Town
Offering a private pool, the stone-built Kastro Estate is in Agios Mattheos Hill. Surrounded by pine trees, it features a fully equipped unit with Cretan Sea and panoramic Chania Town views. more...
 Christina Luxury Villas
Christina Luxury Villas, Chania Town
Located 2.9 miles from Venizelos Graves and 300 yards from Nea Chora, Christina Luxury Villas offers free WiFi and units equipped with a kitchen and seating area. more...
 Nefeli Hotel
Nefeli Hotel, Chania Town
The Nefeli Hotel enjoys a central location in Chania, within 260 yards from the historic Venetian harbor and just a 5-minute walk from the historic quarter. more...
 Stefan's Penthouse
Stefan's Penthouse, Chania Town
Located in the heart of Chania Town, within 2.5 miles of Venizelos Graves, Stefan's Penthouse offers sea views. more...
 Zafirenias House - Old Venetian Port
Zafirenias House - Old Venetian Port, Chania Town
Located in the middle of Chania Town, Zafirenias House - Old Venetian Port provides accommodations with sea views, just 1.9 miles from Venizelos Graves. more...
 Nival Luxury Suites
Nival Luxury Suites, Chania Town
Nival Luxury Suites are set 150 metres from Chania Town and just 50 metres from the scenic Chania Venetian Harbour. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Erietta Suites
Erietta Suites, Chania Town
Located in the scenic Chania Old Town, Erietta Suites features self-catering accommodation with views of the Venetian Harbour. more...
 Silde Studios & Apartments
Silde Studios & Apartments, Chania Town
Perfectly located in the historic quarter of Chania, this beautifully restored town house offers traditional accommodations with free internet and satellite TV, just steps from the town’s attractions more...
 Doge Traditional Hotel
Doge Traditional Hotel, Chania Town
The 15th-century, Venetian-style Doge Hotel is in Chania’s center 55 yards from the Venetian Harbor. It features free Wi-Fi, a rich breakfast and self-catering rooms with romantic décor. more...
 Meni's Home
Meni's Home, Chania Town
Located 600 metres from Nea Chora in Chania Town, this apartment features a patio and a garden. The property is 1 km from Historical Museum of Chania and free private parking is offered. more...
 Residenza Vranas
Residenza Vranas, Chania Town
Located in the Old Town of Chania Town, Vranas Residenza offers suites with views of the city and the Cretan Sea. Nea Chora Beach is just 600 metres away. Free WiFi is offered in all areas. more...
 La Vita Classica
La Vita Classica, Chania Town
Featuring sea views, La Vita Classica is located in Chania Town, 2.5 miles from Venizelos Graves. This property has a terrace and free WiFi. more...


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