Chania is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. Located in northwest Crete and right on the seafront, Chania looks back on a long and significant history. The origins of the city, then known as Kydonia, date back to the Minoan period.
Then over the millennia, followed by a rapid history of clashes and occupations of this strategically so conveniently located urban plant, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks, Jews, Egyptians and Arabs left their mark on architecture, crafts and cuisine.
The old town still bears the names of its inhabitants. For example, the Splantzia district was once the neighborhood of the Turks, while the Jews lived in the northwestern part (Evraiki) and the Christians in the west of the city.
Chania is a colorful melting pot of all cultures and invites you to wonderful rambles through its winding streets. The eye never tires to admire its beauty and peculiarity.