Live an experience Pleasant activities in Chania!
Shopping - Souvenirs
Walking around the local market of the are is something that excites us all, and something that you will definitely enjoy during your trip to Crete. Here you will find various shops with clothes, jewelry and accessories. If you still prefer a traditional souvenir, choose kitchen utensils made of olive wood or Cretan knives and sari, which you can find in one of the dozens of tourist shops in the area. And of course, you should not leave the island without having purchased local products such as cheese (mainly gruyere), rusks, wine, olive oil, honey, xerotigana and tsikoudia.
Walk around the old town of Chania
Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and every year, especially during the summer months, it is flooded with people! While staying at Melina's House visit the old town of Chania and get to know every corner of it. Gaze at the wonderful buildings that create picturesque images with their architecture. Visit the wonderful Venetian harbor which is the ideal place for a romantic walk at sunset. Explore the archaeological wealth of Chania, with numerous museums, exhibitions and attractions. The old town will enchant you and will give you memories to remember for a lifetime!
Courts area and Halepa
Easy walkable route with very beautiful reference points. Starting from the Municipal Market, a well-known part of the city, you cross a street where you will meet the Municipal Garden with the summer cinema and the Historic Cafe, a green space for the locals. Next to it is the Peace and Friendship Park, where many events take place. In the Court Square (as it is called by the locals), a beautiful square for coffee or a drink, visitors will find the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos. But also the Historic buildings, which today house the Courts and the Regional Unit of Chania. Walking along Iroon Polytechniou Street, you will see many neoclassical buildings, and you will reach the area of Halepa, where you will find the house of Eleftherios Venizelos and the well-known and historical area of Tabakaria.
Nature and Beaches
South of the city of Chania:
On the south side of Chania you will find beaches and places of unique beauty, such as the lake of Agia, the Gorge of Therissos, Loutro, Chora ton Sfakion, Frangokastello, Agia Roumeli, Gialiskari and Paleochora. Visit also Kedrodassos, Elafonissi, Sougia, Kantanos, the Monastery, the Gorge of Agia Irini and Samaria, are locations that will magnetize you. The Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa, the Wildlife Sanctuary of Ag. Dikaiou – Vitsilias – Elafonisos, the Protected Forest of the White Mountains and the Kallergi Shelter.
East of the city of Chania:
East of the city of Chania are traditional, picturesque villages ideal for organizing excursions. Here nature is at its best, with green landscapes that create unique, unforgettable images. Georgioupolis, Lake Kournas, Piges Argyroupolis, Kalyves, Almyrida, the villages of Apokoronas, the Wildlife Refuge of Stylos-Katochori are just some of the things you should visit.
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