Melina's Exploration Guide All the sights you must see in Stalos and Chania!
Crete has a rich history and visitors from all over the world choose it for their vacation every
year to admire its great monuments up close! At Melina's House we suggest which ones you
should visit. Come to us with any questions you have about the sights in Crete.
The fortress Revellino del Porto on the northwest side of the port of Chania was constructed by Venetians to prevent any enemy danger for the port.
The tyrant Peisistratos introduced the annual Festival of the Great Dionysia during the 6th century BC, and held it in the world’s first theatre, on the south slope of the Acropolis.
Municipal Art Gallery of Chania
Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city.
Archaeological Museum of Chania
The Agora was ancient Athens’ heart, the lively hub of administrative, commercial, political and social activity.
Nautical Museum of Crete
This lush, tranquil site, uncovered in 1861 during the construction of Pireos St, is named for the potters who settled it around 3000 BC, then on the clay-rich banks of the Iridanos River.
The Egyptian Lighthouse
The Egyptian Lighthouse, which is one of the oldest in the world, prevails in the old Port of Chania.
The Municipal Market
This dazzling museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern slope showcases its surviving treasures.
Την περίοδο της Ενετικής Κατοχής (1204-1669), οι Ενετοί θέλοντας να κάνουν έντονη την παρουσία τους στην Κρήτη, κατασκεύασαν έναν σημαντικό αριθμό Νεωρίων (arsenali), στα Χανιά,
Aptera is located about 15 km. away from the city of Chania and above Souda Bay, and during the Minoan period was one of the most important city-states of Crete.
Folklore Museum of Chania – Cretan House
Meaning ‘virgin’s apartment’, it’s dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the goddess embodying the power and prestige of the city.
Museum of the Greek National Football Team
Antonis Benakis, a politician’s son born in Alexandria, Egypt, in the late 19th century, endowed what is perhaps the finest museum in Greece.
Ancient Kydonia (Proto-Minoan settlement of Kasteli)
The modern city of Chania is founded in the site of a significant ancient Minoan settlement, Kydonia or ku-do-ni-ja as it appears on Linear B script.
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Hiking the spectacular Samaria Gorge in Chania
The Samaria Gorge has rightly become one of the iconic hiking destinations of Europe.
Stalos is an excellent sandy beach located in the coastal settlement of Kato Stalos, seven kilometers west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina.
Hidden gems of Chania
You’ll arrive at Hora Sfakion travelling south from Chania through the beautiful Aradaina Gorge.