The region of Chania is located on the western most side of the island of Crete.
It measures over 2,300 sq.km in size. Chania is one of the most popular of the 4 prefectures of Crete, and is one that provides a huge selection of beautiful and charming holiday destinations.
The town of Chania is one of extreme charm and magic, and is a very lively, colourful and enjoyable place to visit. The harbour of the town is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, churches and a choice of interesting museums.
There is much to see and do both in the town of Chania, and the prefecture itself. From the wealth of interesting sights and museums, to the wonderful beaches spread out all around the coast, visitors can enjoy a range of fun filled and interesting activities, as well as simply relaxing under the sun.
The history of Chania is one that can be traced back thousands of years, and is of great interest. Remains of past civilizations, and a history that fills the air, make Chania a perfect holiday destination. The influence of Venetian design can be seen on some of the magnificent buildings around the town.
As well as the main town of Chania, there are also many other unique and picturesque villages spread out around the prefecture. Some of these include the villages of Kissamos, Platanias and Akrotiri. Visitors to Chania can enjoy excursions and walks around these villages, where you can sample the traditional village life, and experience a true and authentic way of life of the villagers. Chania is also home to some beautiful churches that are well worth visiting if you have the chance. Some of the most famous of these include "The Catherdral of Chania", "Agioi Anargyroi Church" and "The Gouverneto Monastery".
The prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete is truly a wonderful holiday and vacation destination, where visitors can enjoy and experience exactly the type of holiday that they are looking for.