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Chania City

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Chaniá (Greek: Χανιά (plural), [xaˈɲa], also transliterated Chania, Hania, and Xania, older form Chanea and Venetian Canea,
Ottoman Turkish خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along
the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.
The official population of the municipal unit (the former municipality) is 55,838, while its metropolitan area has 108,310
(2011) inhabitants. This consists of the city of Chania along with 7 towns and villages: Mournies (pop. 6,390), Souda (pop. 5,330),
Nerokouros (pop. 4,175), Daratsos (pop. 3,287), Perivolia (pop. 3,065), Galatas (pop. 2,131) and Vamvakopoulo (pop. 1,769).

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A: Theotokopoulou Str. Chania

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 40 meters away

Theotokopoulou Str. Chania

B: Naval Museum in the Old Port of Chania, Crete

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 70 meters away

View of the Old Port, from the entrarnce of the Naval Museum, Chania. This is an autumn image taken i...

Naval Museum in the Old Port of Chania, Crete

C: The old Hotel Xenia at Chania Greece

by Pliatsikas Vasileios, 90 meters away

Xenia Hotel , many years ago, was the best hotel of Chania. All major events were taking place there....

The old Hotel Xenia at Chania Greece

D: Chania Old City

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 100 meters away

South from the harbor square lies the most picruresque and lively part of the old city. Here, inside ...

Chania Old City

E: Casa Delfino,Chania Old Port

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 110 meters away

Casa Delfino,Chania Old Port

F: Casa Delfino Street View

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 110 meters away

Casa Delfino Street View

G: Mary of Renier chapel, Hania, Crete, Greece

by Vassilis Kotrotsos, 140 meters away

A small family chapel, incorporated into the mansion of the homonym Venetian-Cretan family, located o...

Mary of Renier chapel, Hania, Crete, Greece

H: Venetian Walls At Old Port, Chania

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 140 meters away

Venetian Walls At Old Port, Chania

I: Zambeliou Stairs In Old City Chania

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 140 meters away

Zambeliou Stairs In Old City Chania

J: Tavernas In Old City Chania

by Ioannis Koukourakis, 170 meters away

Tavernas In Old City Chania

This panorama was taken in Chania

This is an overview of Chania

The History of Crete, the Southest piece of land of Europe continent, encompasses the ancient Minoan civilization. After this civilization was destroyed by natural catastrophes, Crete developed an Ancient Greece influenced organazition of city states, and then successinely became part of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian Republic, and the Ottoman Empire.

Modern Crete embraces all western habits and faculties with in a multilayered-multicultured attitude due its history. It's mostly touristic without loosing its traditional nature. Visitors can choose from five stars luxury hotels to traditional villas and from hidden tracks, picturesque beaches to dancing clubs, bars and wild night life. Everyone can find his choise in Crete.

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