Hania (or Chania GR: Χανιά) is the capital of the Prefecture of the same name and the second biggest town in Crete, with a population of 60.000 inhabitants. It lies (Coordinates 35°31' N 24°1' E ) along the North coast of the island, about 55 km west of Rethymnon and 140 km west of Iraklion (Heraklion). Hania's old town (although it was heavily bombed by Germans in World War II) is considered as Crete's most beautiful urban district, especially the Venetian harbour with its 16th century lighthouse and the Mosque of the Janissaries ("Giali Tzamissi", built 17th century). Many of the old buildings have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars, making the old town a lively and colourful place, especially during the tourist period.
The museum is housed in the katholikon of the Venetian monastery of St. Francis. During the period of the Turkish occupation it was the Muslim mosque of Yussuf Pasha, while in modern times it was used as a cinema or a storehouse for military equipment. Since 1963 it has been functioning as the Archaeological Museum of the city. Apart from the permanent exhibition, the museum houses temporary exhibitions in the frame of certain local events 25 Chalidon Str., tel. +30821 90334 It contains impressive finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Kydonia, from Idramia, Aptera, Polyrinia, Kissamos, Elyros, Irtakina, Syia, Lissos, Chania, Axos, and Lappa.
A guide to the area of Akrotiri. Tourist facilities, regional information and image gallery. Akrotiri with its scenic landscape provides a relaxing, refined country break away from the pressures of urban life. Its numerous monasteries, from the oldest in Crete, played a significant role in the history of the area. Gorges of outstanding beauty offer a unique hiking experience, breathtaking views and the joy of exploration...
Just 25 metres away from the beach of Agioi Apostoloi, Marathakis Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and full or partial views of the Cretan Sea. The scenic town of Chania is at 3 km. Marathakis studios and apartments are simply furnished and air conditioned. They feature a seating area and a kitchenette equipped with mini fridge, electric kettle and coffee maker. Other facilities include a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. At only 10 metres from Marathakis, there is a taxi rank. Souda Port is 12 km away and Chania Airport is at 17 km. Free parking can be found near the premises. Apartments: 7
The family run Aloni Suites lie in Chorafakia village, in the peninsula of Akrotiri with distant views of the sea and spectacular sunsets. Within 5 minutes drive there are 3 beautiful beaches, as well as supermarkets and taverns. The Aloni Suites offer spacious apartments, each containing kitchen, living room and bathroom. Standard amenities include a telephone, TV and air conditioning. In addition to the main swimming pool and adjoining children’s pool there is an indoor complex containing heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gymnasium and billiards’ room. Traditional home cooked meals and refreshing drinks are served at the on-site poolside bar. The area features sites of historical and religious interest, monasteries and caves and wonderful walking paths. Aloni Suites are located 7km from the airport, 12 km from Chania and 15 km from the port of Suda. Hotel Rooms: 16
Three stars hotel apartments a few meters from the beach. The focal point of the hotel is the magnificent pool and children’s pool, set in a wonderful garden with play area for our small guests. Hotel facilities include a fine restaurant, a pool bar and a street bar, a gymnasium, pool tables, table tennis and sauna. Apartments and rooms feature Television, Refrigerator, Private bathroom, Private balcony, Direct dial telephone, Radio, Air conditioning, Safe.
Situated on the beach of Agia Marina, 9 km from Chania, Thalassa Beach Resort offers a sea-facing pool. Its stylish rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning sea or garden views. The elegant rooms are fitted with parquet floors and climate control. In-room media includes a satellite TV. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, body care products, hairdryer and magnifying mirror. Varied breakfast and dinner buffets are served at the main restaurant. High chairs are available, and lunch baskets are prepared upon request. A lighter fare is available at the snack bar and the a la carte pool bar. A children’s pool is available next to the main sweet-water pool. Free loungers are provided on the poolside, while sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire on the beach. Just 1 km off the National Road, Thalassa Beach Resort is 25 km from Chania Airport and 15 km from Souda Port. A small underground parking is provided on site. Hotel Rooms: 81
Cretan Dream Royal is a new 5-star hotel offering luxurious accommodation on Kato Stalos Beach, with a bus stop to Chania city 100 metres away. Feel at home in the cosy furnished rooms and suites which include kitchenettes and satellite TVs. All rooms feature wide windows and terraces with garden or sea views. Cretan Dream Royal provides a stunning outdoor swimming pool, as well as a separate children’s pool, with panoramic sea views, wide sun decks, open air lounges, and a pool bar. Guests can enjoy themselves in the game room while children play in the playground. Delightful breakfast and Greek and international cuisine is served at the Tavern à la Carte Restaurant. The attentive staff helps create a friendly and inviting atmosphere for guests and can offer tips on what to do and see during your stay. Cretan Dream offers free private parking and free Wi-Fi access in all hotel areas and rooms.
All our suites are luxury and newly furnished, with their own fully equipped kitchen, TV, air condition, telephone, 24h hot water, and bathroom with Jacuzzi... We also have a swimming pool, reception, Satellite tv, market shops all around the area and a snack-bar for breakfast, coffee, snacks and lot's of cocktails and drinks. We are only 5 kms away from the centre of the city so it's very easy for you to find anything you wish during your holiday.
Nostalgia Villas are positioned in Horafakia (about ten minutes walk from the little village) overlooking the breathtaking bay of Kalathas. They are consisted of five apartments. Each occupies its one floor with its own separate entrance, a spacious lounge with sofa (which can be used for extra sleeping space) one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, kitchenette and dinning area with mini cooker and fridge, bathroom with shower and WC, air conditioning and sea facing verandah. There is also a swimming pool with a shallow area for the children. Nostalgia Villas are ideal for a laid back type of holidays.