Though the city centre is brimming with new hot spots,
a visit in the Old Town feels like time travel
. East meets West in a blend of Oriental, Venetian and Greek architectures. Explore the maze of cobbled alleys, numerous craft shops and noisy flea markets. The long promenade with the Egyptian lighthouse, the Venetian port and the old ship arsenals, is ideal for romantic morning walks
or at atmospheric night stroll. The images of fishermen clearing their nets from their morning catch, while fresh Greek coffee wafts through the air, will stay imprinted in your memory.
Wider Chania is also world famous for its beaches, gorges and wildlife. Experiencing this rough landscape is simply ‘a must’
– so take advantage of the car hire option at the next stage of the booking process. The world famous pink sandy beach of Elafonissi, the white sandy beach of Balos, the palm forest beach of Preveli, the emerald beach of Falasserna and the UNESCO biosphere reserve of ‘Samaria Gorge’ are all within 1-1,5hr drive from the hotel and are all worth exploring.