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Western Crete
 
Western Crete is particularly appealing to people who wish to avoid the commercial tourist areas and experience the beauty of this island's rugged mountains (snowcapped in Spring), the spectacular Samaria Gorge and lush lowlands covered with olive groves, citrus trees, vineyards and myriads of wild flowers. Add in interesting archeological sites, the historic town of Chania, glorious sandy beaches with clear blue seas, a wonderful climate, warm friendly people, plus our superb accomodation and you have the recipe for a perfect holiday. Το Φαράγγι της Σαμαριάς

 

The City of Chania
 
chania_port_sunset.jpg A fascinating cosmopolitan town of contrasting architecture combining much evidence of early occupation by the Venetians with the modern facilities necessary for a thriving community, Chania is by no means dependant on tourism for its wealth, yet has many attractions for its visitors. The winding cobbled streets leading to the harbour are filled with leather goods, ceramics, jewellery and beautiful embroidery, all at very reasonable prices.
There is also the famous Market Place with its colourful displays of local produce. The picturesque waterfront, attractively floodlit at night, is lined with tavernas and restaurants where you may be tempted by the appetising flavors of charcoal grilled food or merely relax with a drink at the Old Venetian harbor.

 

Akrotiri peninsula of Chania prefecture
 
At the north-east side of the prefecture of Chania and only 10 kilometres from the center of Chania city, there is the biggest peninsula of Chania. A place with various sights and many beautiful, relaxing and picturesque beaches, such as the Stavros, Kalathas, and Marathi beach. In addition, at the village of Stavros someone could remember some scenes of the old movies, as it is the place where some footage of the ''Zorbas'' movie with Anthony Quinn, were taken ! stavros_beach_1mini.jpg