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Hania
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Location of Hania
Hania harbour

 Description

Hania is the capital of the West of Crete. It is a city of over 60.000 inhabitants combining modern buildings, traffic jams and parking problems with the charm of its old town.

 Getting there

Hania is located 14 km from its airport. Good road and bus connections to everywhere.

 Atmosphere

Generally busy. The old town is beautiful and very picturesque.

 Accommodation

A lot of accommodation of all categories. Find accommodation in Chania

 Restaurants

Great choice of restaurants.

 Shopping

Hania is probably the best place for shopping in Crete.

 Nightlife

Plenty of night life for all tastes.

 Beach

Hania has its own beach in the western part of the town.

 Cultural

The old town is a journey back in time. A few good museums (Archaeological museum, Naval museum), a few art galleries, cinemas.

 Additional comments

You may not want to stay in Hania (although it is a good base to explore the West of Crete from) but a visit is a must.

 Hania on the web

Municipality of Hania the city's official web site
The archaeological museum of Hania
Hania
general description and history
Photos of the old town

 Additional photos (click to enlarge)
Panoramic view of Hania from the hill of Malaxa
The harbour of Hania in the winter
The harbour of Hania in the winter
Storm in the old harbour of Hania
The harbour and the lighthouse
Hania harbour in winter
Hania harbour in winter
Hania harbour in winter
Hania harbour in winter
Hania harbour
Hania harbour and the Venetian arsenal
Hania from the hill of Profiti Elias

 

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