Chania

Video Balos Lagoon

The Lagoon of Balos
Balos is a must see beach in Crete. It is protected by the former pirate's island of Gramvousa. The beach is covered with fine white sand and is located between the two creeks of the Tigani cape. The same white sand covers the bottom of the sea and grants its emerald colour.


Chania War Museum

the War Museum of Chania

The War Museum of Chania is housed in the Italian Barracks, a work of the Italian architect Macuzo (1870), next to the Public Garden. It is a branch of the War Museum of Athens.

War Museum

Chania Folklore Museum

the Folklore Collection of Chania

The Folklore Museum of Chania was established on the initiative of Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandraki. The Museum is housed in the fortress of Firka, near the the Maritime Museum.

Folklore Museum

Chania Municipal Art Gallery

The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania

The Municipality of Chania is now active within the field of Culture, especially in Fine Arts. Whatever was for decades only a vision for the people of Chania is now alive thanks to the opening of the Municipal Art Gallery.

Chania Byzantine Museum

the Byzantine Collection of Chania

A Venetian church, the church of San Salvatore of the monks Frangiskan (15th -17th century) houses the noteworthy Byzantine and post-Byzantine Collection of Chania.

Church of San Salvatore

Maritime Museum of Crete

The awarded Maritime Museum of Chania

The Maritime Museum of Crete was opened in 1973 and has received an award for its work by the Historical and Ethnological Society. It is housed at the entrance of the Venetian fortress of Firka, which stands guard over the opening to Chania Harbor.

Chania Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Chania

One of the many beautiful medieval monuments of the city of Chania, the imposing church of the monastery of the monks of Frangiskan (16th century), houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

Historical & Folklore Museum of Therisos

The Historical and Folklore Museum of Therisos

The museum was set up in 1985 and is housed in the building which was used as military headquarters by Eleftherios Venizelos and his co-fighters during the Therisos revolution.

Aradena Gorge

Aradena - An impressive gorge

The impressive gorge of Aradena is some 19 km west of Chora Sfakion on the road to Anopolis and Agios Ioannis.

Chania South Coast Beaches

Some of the best beaches on the South Coast of Chania. Gallery with photos

The beaches along the south coast of Crete are usually shallower and the water is slightly warmer. Discover some of them

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