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Captain Vasilis Hotel
Chania Old Harbour
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Set in the Old Town of Chania, Captain Vasilis Hotel offers traditional sea-view accommodation, most with an indoor hot tub. It has a furnished rooftop terrace overlooking the charming harbour and provides free Wi-Fi throughout.
Captain Vasilis rooms feature wooden ceilings and iron 4-poster beds with embroidered mosquito nets. They are all air conditioned and equipped with a TV and mini fridge. Each unit has a private bathroom, while most also include a balcony.
The nearest beach is within 600 metres of the rooms. Chania International Airport is 15 km away and the port is at 6 km. Free parking is available near the premises.
Hotel Rooms: 6
Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania
Hania, old town
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The wealth of archaeological material yielded by excavations conducted over many years by the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in the county of Chania, and also by retrieval of material and donations, forms a Collection that records, with great clarity, the history of the westernmost county in Crete from Early Christian times to the period of Turkish rule. Representative examples of this Collection are displayed in the church of San Salvatore.
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The fortress on the northwest side of the port was constructed to protect the entrance of the port and maintains its Turkish name "Firká" (Firka=barracks). A chain from "Firka" to the lighthouse blocked the entrance to the port in case of intrusion. The fortress was the headquarters of the Army Commander of the city.
San Salvatore Monastery
Hania, old town
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The Franciscan monastery of San Salvatore, that houses the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania, was built on the west side of the fortress of Chania, in three phases from the 15th century until the late Venetian period (middle of 17th century). The extensive restoration of the church made it possible to identify more clearly the various building phases of the monument, unify the space, and display its austere, uncluttered architectural features to good effect. The original church, which probably dates from the 15th century, was the small domed section on the east side.
Maritime Museum of Crete
Hania, Venetian port
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A two storey house, located at the old port of Hania, with a total area of 840 m2. The exhibition includes about 2,500 exhibits, such as models of ships, different kinds of naval instruments and devices, paintings, heirlooms, gleanings from the sea bottom, shells, photographs etc., which are divided in 13 units, covering chronologically all the periods.
Akti Kountourioti, Chania
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Loukia Hotel enjoys a privileged location at Chania’s old venetian port, overlooking the well-known Kountourioti promenade. Continental breakfast is served each morning at the breakfast room.
Loukia Hotel offers well appointed guest rooms, most with a view of the Venetian port and the sea.
All the rooms have private bathroom with shower, heating and air conditioning, TV, refrigerator and telephone.
The old city of Chania offers Byzantine churches, Venetian and Jewish quarters and Ottoman mosques and castles. The old harbour itself features the impressive lighthouse dating back to the 16th century.
Hotel Rooms: 36
Venetian port, Chania
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The temple Kioutsouk (small) Hassan or Giali Tzamisi (seaside mosque), as it was commonly called, a brilliant sample of Islamic art of the Renaissance was a work of an Armenian architect, who had constructed another similar mosque in 'Spaniako', a village in the county of 'Selino'. The mosque, in the yard of which there were palm trees and graves of pashas and janissaries, stopped operating in 1923 and today it is restored without the small and picturesque minaret demolished in 1920.
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Chania lighthouse, the jewel of the city, is one of the oldest light houses, not only in Greece and the Mediterranean, but also in the world. The lighthouse (Faros GR: Φάρος) is a major attraction in the old port of Chania especially at night when it's lit up. The tower is 21m high and is built on a stone base, located at the end of the old harbour's pier opposite to the fortress of "Firkas". Visitors are not allowed to enter the tower. Chania lighthouse was first constructed by the Venetians around 1595 - 1601, and it took its final form, in the shape of a minaret, during the Egyptian Period (1831 - 1841) in around 1839. After the latest restoration, completed in 2006, it was given the formation of the Venetian period. The minaret look is still evident however.
Fatma Boutique Hotel
Chania Old Harbour
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Situated in the Venetian Harbour, right at the heart of the Old Town and 500 metres away from the beach of Chania, Fatma Boutique Hotel offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi. Each includes tea-and-coffee amenities and comfortable seating areas.
Fatma Boutique Hotel's spacious rooms feature warm-coloured fabrics, design furnishings, a flat-screen TV and espresso maker. Slippers are provided in the bathrooms which offer toiletries and a hairdryer.Some rooms have a balcony or terrace.
A varied breakfast is served at the breakfast room. Hot and cold beverages and cocktails can be offered at the bar or the sun terrace.
Hotel Fatma Boutique is close to many shops, restaurants and nightlife. Free public parking is available at a nearby location.
Hotel Rooms: 6
Hania Archaeological Museum
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The museum is housed in the katholikon of the Venetian monastery of St. Francis. During the period of the Turkish occupation it was the Muslim mosque of Yussuf Pasha, while in modern times it was used as a cinema or a storehouse for military equipment. Since 1963 it has been functioning as the Archaeological Museum of the city. Apart from the permanent exhibition, the museum houses temporary exhibitions in the frame of certain local events
25 Chalidon Str., tel. +30821 90334
It contains impressive finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Kydonia, from Idramia, Aptera, Polyrinia, Kissamos, Elyros, Irtakina, Syia, Lissos, Chania, Axos, and Lappa.
North West Crete
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Hania (or Chania GR: Χανιά) is the capital of the Prefecture of the same name and the second biggest town in Crete, with a population of 60.000 inhabitants. It lies (Coordinates 35°31' N 24°1' E ) along the North coast of the island, about 55 km west of Rethymnon and 140 km west of Iraklion (Heraklion). Hania's old town (although it was heavily bombed by Germans in World War II) is considered as Crete's most beautiful urban district, especially the Venetian harbour with its 16th century lighthouse and the Mosque of the Janissaries ("Giali Tzamissi", built 17th century). Many of the old buildings have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars, making the old town a lively and colourful place, especially during the tourist period.
Municipal Art Gallery of Chania
Hania old town
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An institution of culture, that aims in the creation of necessary "space", where the various sectors of Art, Science and Literature can coexist, each seeking the contribution of the other, thus becoming feasible the materialization of visions that each one of these means of expression of the Human spirit, to be able offer to the community.
Address: 98-102, Chalidon Street, 73 131 Chania, Crete, Greece
Phone number: +30 28210 92294 / +30 28210 36190
Dimodiki Pinakothiki Hanion
Hania Municipal Market
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The Market, impressive for its size and shape, is built in the shape of a cross with 76 shops grouped according to their wares in the four arms of the cross. The south façade is particularly well constructed out of chiseled limestone, in the architectural style of the local tradition, developed during the Venetian period. Its construction was completed in 1913 and the formal opening was made by Eleftherios Venizelos on 4th December 1913 as part of the celebrations for the Unification of Crete to Greece.
The Venetian Shipyards (Neoria)
Hania, old port
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The south complex was completed in 1599, with the construction of 17 Neoria. Today only 7 survive out of the 17. In their original form they were open on the side of the sea. The ceilings are arched, and they are connected with arched openings of the same thickness as the walls.
Akti Enoseos, Chania
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Porto Veneziano Hotel enjoys a privileged location on the waterfront of Chania's Venetian harbour. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout and features lovely views. Just 300 metres from the centre of Chania, Porto Veneziano is an ideal base for your stay in this historic town. Modern guest rooms are appointed with private balconies, allowing you to admire views of the harbour, the old town or the White Mountains of Crete.
Start each day with a sumptuous breakfast before taking a stroll along the water's edge to the charming harbour. Chania's most famous sites are all within easy walking distance of Porto Veneziano. The nearest organised beach is just 1.5 km away.
Head back to Porto Veneziano for an evening drink. Keep in touch with work or friends using free wireless internet access. Relax back on your balcony as the sun sets and enjoy the view.
Hotel Rooms: 57
Nea Hora, Hania
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Right by the sea, Stelisia Rooms is located on the sandy beach of Nea Chora in Crete. It features a restaurant with local specialities and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Stelisia have air conditioning and a TV. Each includes a fridge and electric kettle. All units have a furnished balcony, some with views of the Cretan Sea and the little island of Lazareta.
During the summer season, the hotel's café-restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the day with views of the sea.
Chania Old Town and the Venetian Harbour are within 1 km. The area of Nea Chora has traditional taverns serving seafood as well as bars and shops. The port of Chania is 800 metres away.
Hotel Rooms: 15
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Hotel Kriti is centrally located in Chania, at the meeting point of the famous old Venetian harbour and the commercial centre of the city. It has elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private balcony. Kriti rooms feature a satellite TV, minibar and wardrobe. They all have their own bathroom with hairdryer and bathtub or shower.
You can enjoy delicious light meals at the snack bar or buffet-style menu at the breakfast room. Guests can have fun in the pool, spend some time in the TV room or relax in the hotel's lobby.
Enjoy the magnificent view over the town, Koum Kapi Beach and the White Mountains. The hotel’s staff is at your service 24 hours a day.
Hotel Rooms: 98
Argo Beach Hotel
Koum Kapi, Hania
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Situated in Chania’s Koum Kapi area, Argo Beach Hotel is only 100 metres from Chania’s Old Town and Venetian Port. It has an in-house tavern on the ground floor. Argo Beach offers air-conditioned rooms with furnished balconies with sea view. There is a common fridge on each floor that all guests can use.
A leisurely stroll in the area will take you to Chania’s cobbled streets and their range of souvenir shops, ouzo bars, cafes and traditional taverns.
Hotel staff and management will be happy to inform and assist you with everything you might need during your stay.
Argo Beach is 12 km from Chania Airport and 6 km from the port of Souda. Free public parking is available next to the hotel.
Hotel Rooms: 9.
Eleftherios K. Venizelos (1864-1936)
Politician born in Mournies, Chania
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Eleftherios Venizelos (Elefthérios Kyriákou Venizélos, GR: Ἐλευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος - 23 August 1864 – 18 March 1936), born in Mournies village near Chania, was an eminent Greek revolutionary, a prominent and illustrious statesman as well as a charismatic leader in the early 20th century. Elected several times as Prime Minister of Greece and served from 1910 to 1920 and from 1928 to 1932. Venizelos had such profound influence on the internal and external affairs of Greece that he is credited with being "the maker of modern Greece", and he is still widely known as the "Ethnarch".
Eleftherios Venizelos Museum
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After the scientific and administrative services of the Foundation "Eleftherios Venizelos" were transferred to the former Vloom Mansion, in 2005, the Venizelos residence remained the Foundation's headquarters and it has been converted into a Museum, a commemoration site for Eleftherios Venizelos.
The residence bears the imprint of Eleftherios Venizelos and the building has maintained its original form, of the years he lived there. The furniture of the decade 1925-1935 was selected by Venizelos himself and his wife Elena, and was brought from Athens and abroad. Decorative objects and paintings of the period, original photographs and personal items of significant value decorate the interior of the residence.
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