World Reviewer rating

Worth a trip
Rating 3.3 (123 votes)

Chania, Greece

Photo of Chania, Greece
Photo by flickr user Shadowgate

A well as being the largest city in western Crete, Chania also has charm and history on its side, along with colour, most obvious within the old labyrinth of streets built and decorated by the Venetians then the Turks. These winding roads open onto busy markets and shady squares served by cafes and tavernas.

There are four main sections to the 'old part of town': Topanas, the wealthy venetian and Christian part of town, Ovriaki, the Jewish quarter, Kastelli, by the ancient walls and Splantza, the port and turkish quarter.

Get your Cretan rugs and blankets, jewellery, art and ceramics at Carmela, your leather on the Leather Street: Odhós Skrídhlof, and your food from the Public Market.

Top Chania attractions

Chania climate

Temperature (°c)

Rainfall (mm)

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Map of location

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Related links

Contribute to this page