Chania lies on the north coast of the island of Crete and is the second largest city of the island and capital of the Chania Prefecture. It is one of the major tourist destination in Greece, with its many beautiful beaches, the high peaks of the White Mountains and its characteristic deep gorges, such as the Samaria Gorge.
Chania rich and multifaceted history goes back to the Minoan times, when it was a settlement known with the name of "Kydonia", Greek word for quince. Being one of the oldest cities in Crete, however, archeological evidence of the presence of Dorian Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans can be found all over the city area. Chania is considered to be one of the most beautiful and lively destination in Greece, with its well preserved traditional architecture and monuments from Venetian and Turkish times. The old Venetian harbour with the distinctive lighthouse and the old town have bestowed on Chania the reputation of the most picturesque city in Crete, welcoming thousands of visitors each year.
Chania does not lag behind in modern developments, as it is home to the Technical University of Crete, as well as other educational insitutions. It also offers many and varied cultural events and amusements.
|General Hospital of Chania||Mournies||28210 22000||www.chaniahospital.gr|
|Police Headquarters||23, Irakliou Avenue||28210 28744|
|Airport of Chania||Mouzouras||28210 83800, 83805|
|Olympic Airlines||801 114 444||www.olympicairlines.gr|
|Olympic Airlines||Airport office||28210 66088, 53760-2|
|Aegean Airlines||801 112 0000 / 210 6261000||www.aegeanairlines.gr|
|Airport office||28210 63366, 63448-9|
|Port Authority of Hania||21, Akti Tombazi||28210 98888|
|Port Authority of Souda||Souda||28210 89240|
|ANEK Lines||Sophocles Venizelos Sq.||28210 27500-4, 80050||www.anek.gr|
|Urban bus station KTEL||28210 93345||www.chaniabus.gr|
|Suburban bus station KTEL||Kydonias & Partheniou Kelaidi str.||28210 93052, 93306||www.e-ktel.com|
|Post Office||10, Anapafseos str.||28210 76136|
|Post Office||10, Peridou str.||28210 28444|
|Prefecture of Hania||1, Eleftherias Sq.||28213 40100||www.chania.eu|
|Municipality of Chania||29, Kydonias str.||28213 41600||www.chania.gr|
|Municipality of Akrotiri||Pithari, Akrotiri||28210 69800||www.dimosakrotiriou.gr|
|Citizens' Centre KEP||1, Eleftherias Sq.||28210 23302||www.kep.gov.gr|
|Citizens' Centre KEP||29, Kydonias str.||28213 41800||www.kep.gov.gr|
|Citizens' Centre KEP||Kounoupidiana||28210 69946|