Things to Do in Chania Town

Things to Do in Chania Town, Greece - Chania Town Attractions

Things to Do in Chania Town

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  • Gary L
    Surrey, Canada42 contributions
    Walking around the old harbour is great. Very busy with tourists, but filled with shopping, restaurants and historical buildings. Loved it
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • Trav Els
    Helsinki, Finland14 contributions
    Great place to visit with kids who love football. Very informative tour by the guide! Chance to take photos with famous players’ shirts. 😉
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • Cristina B
    2 contributions
    Me and my husband loved it. You get to take pictures in a nice gallery depicting the Minoans and Minotaur, and get to watch a 9D movie about the mythology of Crete
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Emir A
    1 contribution
    It is a very nice lighthouse, you can watch the beatiful view, pick perfect photos/videos. And ıt is a good walkway to lighthouse, very beautiful.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Gary L
    Surrey, Canada42 contributions
    Spent a morning at the museum and wow. So much history, and artifacts. There is even a sea life “shell” room. The building itself is awesome as you are up on the battlements overlooking Chania harbour. Well worth going if you like museums.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • AnneCissie
    Ramsbottom, UK288 contributions
    Beautiful panoramic beach clean with shallow blue waters and great views. Lots of local families as well as tourists but unspoilt
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • rdubbs08
    Edmond, OK6,236 contributions
    Nea Chora is a nice little beach about a 10 minute walk from old town Chania. While it may not be the best beach in the area, it is convenient and gave our little ones a place to play in the sand! Even in mid-November several locals were taking a dip in the sea and laying out on the beach - I would imagine during the summer there is a lot more activity! Several local eateries are nearby and there were showers to rinse off, etc. Very quaint!
    Written January 17, 2022
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  • Jana C
    Prague, Czech Republic4,446 contributions
    Nice views over Chania and surrounding hills from here.
    This is a the resting place of Eleftherios Venizelos and of his son Sophoklis.

    The statue of Spyros Kagiales in the same park refers to a legendary bravery in 1897 when Venizelos and a group of rebels had raised a Greek flag at that spot after being attacked by the Ottomans.
    Written March 19, 2022
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada9,018 contributions
    This Venetian fortress is part of the history of Chania. There are also great views of the harbor. Our time allowed only a brief photo stop but I would have liked more time to explore.
    Written December 18, 2021
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  • soozk86
    Nottingham, UK14 contributions
    A lot of damage done to this walk in winter 2018. Was a easy path to walk according to previous reviews. Now an adventure walk/ scramble, great fun if you like walking, boldering/climbing/scrambling. All easily done if you have some experience, no ropes required. We walked from koutsomatados, parked at the taverna there. Walk through the tiny village or go back over the bridge and the path is there immediately on the right. The scramble took us around 3 hours to get to Topolia with stops at a leisurely pace. Turn left over a river where there were lots of goats and sheep, up a steep dirt road this will take you to the village. Had a lovely lunch at topos&elia , great view and lovely little taverna. Headed back, easier on the way back, took around 2 hours, made the most of a few small boldering opportunities as well.
    Written September 10, 2019
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  • Johnss
    Washington DC, DC31 contributions
    Beutifully maintained house with fascinating items, all excellently presented with good signage/descriptions/explanations. A must visit for anyone interested in 20th century Greek politics. This was a man who changed Greece and helped change the world. Such a warm reception from the well informed and hospitable staff!
    Written October 26, 2021
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  • Gary L
    Surrey, Canada42 contributions
    Clear turquoise water and sandy bottom. You can walk out quite a ways before it gets deep. Not a lot of shade so best to rent lounges and umbrella.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • AnnaN732013
    Stockholm, Sweden161 contributions
    Nice old orthodox church. Free entrance. Very small, but nice quiet place to sit if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets outside. Situated in the Old Town, close to the harbour.
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • DrDavidKJ
    Faringdon, UK73 contributions
    Simple, beautiful monastery high in the mountain 10 miles from Chania airport. A rocky drive up to the carpark, small entry fee then delightful garden walk to the church itself. Atmospheric courtyard and popped in to hear beautiful chanting by monks. Iconography inside lovely. Then descend the gorge past the abandoned church in the cliff face, onward, down to crystal clear sea and rocky cove. Fabulous walk, and challenging walk back up, in 35deg heat.Cri Cri in regular attendance going down and up the gorge.
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • blairkk25
    New Jersey2,897 contributions
    My wife and I as part of a tour group visited the Church of Saint Nikolaos in Chania Town, Crete in August 2019. The church was a former mosque and had both a minaret and a bell tower. It is a good photo opportunity.
    Written October 1, 2019
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