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Τετάρτη - 28 Ιούν. 2017 15:15


CITIES

CHANIA

Chania is located in northwestern Crete .It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece since it has beautiful beaches, small green valleys , majestic tall mountains and deep gorges. The jewel of the city, which is famous , is the picturesque Venetian Harbour which attracts many visitors and inhabitants, each year, mainly during the summer months and the winter since its beauty charms even in winter time. Visitors will find many restaurants , taverns , cafes and bars right beside the sea while admiring the view of the historic lighthouse harbor. It is also worth doing some romantic walks in the old city "intramural " which preserve their Venetian nobility . Narrow streets surrounded by majestic renovated houses of several seasons and many neoclassical buildings survive in districts which "neighbor " to the city of Chania, like Xalepa . Chania visitors experience unique moments by following the traces of the past . The culture of the city unfolds in front of their eyes : archaeological sites, museums, churches and entire neighborhoods show the history of this exceptional place in time. Main attractions of Chania is the entire Old Town and the Venetian Harbour , the Maritime Museum, the Archaeological Museum , the house of Eleftherios Venizelos , the tombs of the Venizelos , the war museum and many other monuments of Byzantine , Venetian , Ottoman and modern period, and the Archaeological Museum of Kissamos 36 km away from the town of Chania. The city presents important historical background and cultural heritage due to its perennial friction with different civilizations.Furthermore it is distinguished by an extremely rich cultural tradition. The Cretan folk tradition imprinted the local art ( handmade woven , Chevron , carpets, blankets etc. ) . You can also find unique handcrafted glass , wood and metal, along with pottery , woodwork and metalwork . It is certain that if one visited once Chania will want to come back to live unique moments and browse unlimited natural and historical beauties of the city and the prefecture of Chania in general.For more information :  http://www.chania.eu/ 

Chania

RETHYMNON

Rethymnon is located in northwestern Crete and it is 56 km from the city of Chania and 81 km from the capital of Crete, Heraklion. It is one of the most important tourist destinations and the visitor can enjoy the scenic and beautifully structured city. It is an earthly paradise for anyone who wants to spend relaxing vacations, strolling the quaint streets or enjoying the paths among the historical and natural sites. The old town of Rethymno largely retains its urban structure , formed during the Venetian rule , with the changes made to the Turkish conquest and continuous inhabitation until today and that is why it has been declared a historical monument and a traditional settlement . For more information:  http://www.rethymnon.gr

Rethymno

HERAKLION

Heraklion is the largest urban center in Crete , the capital of Crete and the economic center of the island. It is 134 km away from the city of Chania. The city is also the commercial and scientific center of the island. It is the birthplace of the first European civilization from the Minoan Period 3,000 BC with the Minoan Palace of Knossos as base. The most important center of the Minoan civilization , Knossos , developed on the hill of Kefalas, surrounded by olive trees , vineyards and cypress trees and is located 5 km southeast of Heraklion. Other attractions are the Archeological Museum, the History Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the Battle of Crete , the fortress of Koules and the Aquarium of Crete . Although Heraklion is Crete's capital city,it does not resemble to a large noisy city due to the beautiful landscaped coastal road and the center that makes it an impressive tourist place . For more information:  http://www.heraklion.gr/

Heraklio

AGIOS NIKOLAOS

Agios Nikolaos is a cosmopolitan resort situated on the northern coast of Crete. It is 199km away from Chania and 55 km from Heraklion. The lake is the most beautiful ornament of the city that ends to the sea by a narrow channel, while the natural surroundings of red rocks and trees make it a magic place.Visitors can find a wide collection of traditional Cretan art at the counless shops. There are also many opportunities for entertainment at a variety of bars, cafes , traditional tavernas and clubs with live music where visitors can experience the unique experience of genuine Cretan feasts. For more information:  http://www.dimosagn.gr/

Agios Nikolaos

SITIA

Sitia is a picturesque town built amphitheatrically and is located in the northeastern tip of Crete.It is 286km away from Chania and 147 km from Heraklion. The serene landscape of Sitia, with its beautiful bay, the harbor and the mountain peaks towering to the skyline provide the visitor dreamy vacations .It is a very scenic and hospitable place, with strong elements of authentic Cretan tradition. For more information: http://www.sitia.gr/

Siteia

IERAPETRA

Ierapetra is built on a strategic corner of Europe. It is a place favored by nature, which develops. It is built in an extremely strategic position as it controls the southern coast of Crete and the Libyan Sea. Ierapetra is perfect for those who want to spend their vacation in a tourist resort, where the nightlife is intense.Benefited due to its position but also due to its rich natural beauty, Ierapetra has become the largest city in southern Crete and major tourist destination. For more information: http://www.ierapetra.gr/

Ierapetra




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