Chania Apartments  

Chania by night


Chania port
 

Chania high view
 
 


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Crete is the biggest and one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, it's second largest city is Chania, aChania old town famous city and port and the capital of Chania Prefecture with a population of about 55.000 inhabitants. The smooth charm and mellow pace of life in Chania is a great contrast to the freneticism, modernity and concrete of Irakleio. Although it lost its status as official capital of Crete in 1971, it is still the island's main town in terms of architectural and human interest. There are many reminders of the Venetian period and the Turkish occupation likewise left its mark. More importantly, despite the fairly high level of tourism, the town has not lost its soul: just a stone's thrown from the crowded Venetian port there are lots of delightful little streets where life is lived strictly at the pace of their inhabitants. Setting out to discover the craftsmen at work in these backstreets and the fascinating little traditional shops is just one of the range of delightful options on offer to visitors.
Chania lighthouseChania was the site of ancient Kydonia, one of the most powerful Minoan towns and a rival to Gortys and Knossos. Recent digs have uncovered significant remains from this period. The early occupants of the site included both the Arabs and the Byzantines. In the 18th century it was occupied by the Venetians, who founded the town they called La Canea. In 1637 the town fell into the hands of the Turks. At the end of the 19th century the troops of the Great Powers (Britain, Italy, Russia and France) intervened between the Cretan resistance movement and the Turkish troops, and guaranteed Cretan autonomy until full Greek independence. In the time of World War II Chania suffered relentless bomboing raids and a great many of its older buildings were destroyed. Fortunately, intelligent rebuilding works have returned the Venetian port to its full glory.

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