They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. We would rather say that a word is worth a thousand pictures and we can prove it! When someone hears the word “Chania”, all of a sudden endless turquoise waters and a touch of Venetian finesse come to mind. Chania, located on the northwest coast of the island of Crete, is well known for its picturesque pedestrian streets and serves as a prime example of how years of history can shape a city’s unique vibe. One great thing about this city is that you are going to have a fun time no matter what you crave for; either you like dancing all night long with your friends or would prefer relaxing at the beach with the kids until the sun sets, this is the place to do both. If all that is not enough to convince you about what Chania has to offer, read our selected tips below and start planning your trip right away!
Heraklion is the capital of the island of Crete and is one of it's most beautiful gems. The city has been called “The Great Castle of the Mediterranean” and for good reason. Having a long, substantial history, from the Minoan civilization in Ancient Ages to the Late Middle Ages and onwards, Heraklion has a variety of historical and natural beauties to offer for couples, groups of friends and families. Needless to say, if you want to start exploring the city, it would be very helpful to have some guidelines first. That’s why we have carefully selected and prepared a few tips for you, so you can discover the island like a local!
Heraklion, the capital of Crete, may not be your typical island destination but a worthwhile and fascinating place all the same. Inhabited by the Muslims, the Byzantines, the Venetians, and the Ottomans -not to mention the Ancient Minoan civilization- Heraklion is bursting with diverse sites of cultural and historical interest just waiting to be discovered.