Chania, the city is consisted of the New City and the Old City.
The New city of Chania is hosting buildings built during 1900 till today. The city is easy to drive, as all roads drive to “Agora” market.
Chania new hotels and apartments are located in every main street, as new city is well constructed, prides for it’s Technical University, one of the best of Greece, hosting all means of transportation: Bus or Taxis or limo cars that easy drives you all over the region. New city part has the most busy market of the region. Numerous of shops with souvenirs and clothes along the Agora market can be visited all days of the week.
The old city is built through the Venetian occupation and the Turkish occupation. Most buildings are furnished and are used as hostels or hotels. The old city port is “fantastic beautiful”! Shops along the coast are welcoming visitors with delicious food. Walking through the narrow streets of the old city is exciting. You can hire a boat and sail the port area or even swim if you wish. The old port is hosting boats or small cruise boats for sightseeing.
It is true the airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis is the newest of Crete! The area it is located is ideal to welcome flights all over the world, as well big jumbo airplanes. The area of Akrotiri, the well known, as the area NATO forces are based too, is the most famous place of Crete! It is common secret this place is the most secure of Greece, hosting Naval base of US and NATO too, as well the Greek air force. Chania airport is used from the air force too. There are many beaches to swim in that area, such as Marathi or Stavros Akrotiriou.
Chania region is the West of Crete. Platanias area and Agia Marina are the famous beaches close to the city. There are numerous of amazing places to visit. Kolimbari, Kasteli Kissamos, Falassarna beach, Balos and Gramvousa Peninsula, Elafonisi beach, Paleochora beach, Loutro beach, Chora sfakion, Frangokastelo are some of most known and decades others worth to visit.
Why Visit west Crete and Chania region?
Geographically, Crete island is surrounded by two seas-the Aegean and the Libyan: the spectacular White mountains on the western part with several gorges close by. The south beaches – all characterized by long sandy beaches and shallow, warm seas; all around them you’ll find great places for water sports and safe swimming. On rockier parts of the coast you’ll see adventure operators taking groups of thrill- a mix of rock-climbing, abseiling, scrambling and cliff-jumping that offers a whole new way to enjoy Crete’s coastline. There are many nude beaches there too.
When to Visit?
Summer temperatures are hot, averaging the high twenties with negligible rainfall in the lowlands – it’s the best and the most popular time for beach breaks and traditional family getaways. If you’re planning a holiday around land activities, it’s also worth considering the cooler spring or autumn months, which are ideal for exploring the island on foot or by bike or best with a rental car. It’s a paradise for hikers and cyclists, with the heights of Omalos offering challenging ascents and spectacular views.
• Public transport: Thanks to decades of tourism, Crete is easy to get around, with a well-developed road and bus network. With so much to see, we highly recommend hiring a vehicle – check out our activities section for some original ideas on that front.
If you prefer public transport, your first stop will be Chania city, reached by the 1 bus from the airport. From there, taxi services will get you around the city, we recommend you to rent a car from https://athenscars.gr