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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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 SanSal Boutique Hotel
Located in Chania, 2.6 miles from Venizelos Graves, SanSal Boutique Hotel has air-conditioned accommodations and a bar. more...
 Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Located in the heart of Chania’s charming old town, this authentic 17th-century Venetian mansion offers a personalized service along with a courtyard and rooftop terrace overlooking the town and the more...
 Porto Veneziano Hotel
Porto Veneziano Hotel enjoys a privileged location on the waterfront of Chania's Old Venetian harbor. more...
 Elia Bettolo Hotel
Located in Chania Town, Elia Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. It features a snack bar. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. more...
 Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel
Located at Chania Venetian Harbor, Ambassadors Residence is a restored 1890’s house. It features elegant and individually decorated accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Epavli Boutique Hotel
Located in Chania and with Venizelos Graves reachable within 3.2 miles, Epavli Boutique Hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a garden. more...
 Hotel Off
Located in Topanas district of Chania Town and housed in a Venetian, 13-century building, Hotel Off offers elegantly decorated accommodations with free WiFi access. more...
 Samaria Hotel
Located in the heart of Chania, within 1476 feet from the Venetian harbor, the modern Samaria Hotel is ideally located just above the main square, next to the central bus station. more...
 Elia Zampeliou Hotel
Just steps away from the scenic Venetian Harbor, Elia Zampeliou Boutique Hotel offers accommodations in Chania Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site snack bar. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. more...
 Irene Hotel
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...
 Cretan Renaissance
Cretan Renaissance is hosted in a Venetian manor house, characterized by the Ephorate of Byzantium Antiquities and UNESCO as a historical monument to be preserved. more...
 Belmondo Hotel
Belmondo Hotel enjoys a beautiful seafront location in Chania. This Venetian style hotel reflects the Cretan city’s historical ambiance. more...
 Suites Pandora
Set in a well-preserved 17-century building in Chania’s Old Town, this charming residence offers a rooftop terrace with magnificent views over the scenic Venetian Harbor and the famous Lighthouse. more...
 Hotel Amphora
Located in the heart of the Venetian harbor, in Chania, Hotel Amphora is a 14th-century building offering rooms with view of the Cretan Sea. more...
 Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel
Chania Flair by Corissia in Chania provides adults only accommodations with a restaurant, a bar and a shared lounge. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and room service. more...
 El Greco Hotel
El Greco Hotel is located in the Old Town of Chania, right next to the Venetian harbor and only 550 yards from the beach of Nea Chora. more...
 Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor
Housed in a 16th-century mansion, in Chania Old Town, Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor features a spa center with an original Turkish hammam and an indoor pool surrounded by stone walls and Venetian more...
 Casa Leone Hotel
Decorated with antique furniture, Casa Leone overlooks the charming Venetian Harbor and the 15th-century Faros Light House in Chania. more...
 Christina Beach Hotel
Located in Chania, a few steps from Nea Chora Beach, Christina Beach Hotel provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center and a bar. more...
 Nival Luxury Suites
Nival Luxury Suites are set 492 feet from Chania Town and just 164 feet from the scenic Chania Venetian Harbor. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Captain Vasilis Hotel
Located in Chania, within a 9-minute walk of Nea Chora Beach and 0.7 miles of Koum Kapi Beach, Captain Vasilis Hotel has accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi throughout the property. more...
 Domus Renier Boutique Hotel - Historic Hotels Worldwide
Offering views of the old port and the lighthouse, Domus Renier Boutique Hotel - Historic Hotels Worldwide is located in Chania Town, in the heart of the old Venetian Harbor, 328 feet from Maritime more...
 Doge Traditional Hotel
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...
 Alexis Hotel
Quietly located within a 10-minute walk from the sandy beaches of Nea Chora, Chrissi Akti and Agioi Apostoli, the family-run Hotel Alexis overlooks Chania and the Cretan Sea. more...
 Porto Antico
Built in 1659, Porto Antico is located in the picturesque Venetian harbor of Chania and within a short walk from the town center. more...




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