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Visiting Crete

The sun is blazing above your head, a bead of sweat trickles down your back, the air is salty and your skin burns from the summer heat. There is only one thing on your ‘to do’ list for Crete, and it is to cool yourself down in a wonderful beach, letting the refreshing waves take the edge of the hot spell -along with your everyday stress- away.

Heraklion, the port city and capital of Crete, is one of the island’s most popular regions and the birthplace of famous painter El Greco and writer Nikos Kazantzakis. It possesses all the big city elements one could benefit from without the hectic pace of life and with an abundance of beautiful landscapes. If you want to explore Heraklion is just one day, read below our 24-hour guide and rest assured that we’ll introduce you to activities and places we would share with our friends and family.

Chania, a momentous city in the northwest coast of Crete, is filled with history and interesting sites to explore. We know a day is not nearly enough, however we’ll make sure you’ll take full advantage of even the last second of your trip. Here, we have for you a one-day guide for the city of Chania, enabling you to experience the Cretan lifestyle across a span of 24 hours!

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!