The "1866" Plaza in Chania, Crete.
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The "1866" Plaza in Chania, Crete.

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The "1866" plaza is on of landmarks of Chania's new part.It used to called by the locals the plaza with the "new shops" back in the 1950s and this nick name still remains.The visitor can see many busts of local Heros. 

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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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