Chania – The Little Venice of Crete

Crete is the largest and most southern of all the Greek Islands. It offers a fascinating history, bustling seaside resorts and pretty little Greek villages.According to legend Crete was the birthplace of Zeus, king of all gods and to this day Crete retains much of its ancient character with medieval market towns and stunning archaelogical sites.Crete has much to offer the visitor and is served by two airports.

Most holiday charter flights go into Heraklion as this is closest to the main tourist resorts, however, the other airport is Chania which is on the north west coast of Crete. The town of Chania itself is known as little Venice and was once the capital of Crete. Chania offers sophistication as well as charm and character. If you are looking for some of the real Greece then you should consider a holiday in the Chania area of Crete.

The main focal point of the pretty town of Chania is the Ventian style harbour which is fringed by waterside restaurants and cafe bars, whilst to the west of Chania you will find long sandy beaches and small shingle coves.So, if you are looking for a holiday on a traditional Greek island and at the same time you want good beaches and good dining then a holiday to Chania on the Greek island of Crete might be what you are looking for.

Call Global Holidays FREE on 0800 433 2300 for a holiday to Chania on the Greek island of CreteRelated articles about the Greek islands

Skopolos – Mama Mia was made here

Holidays to Kefalonia – Its beauty awaits you

Book a holiday to Crete