Chania, the capital of the prefecture of Chania, located in the north-eastern part of the county. Chania is the administrative, financial, commercial and transportation center of the county bearing the same name. The Municipality of Chania has actual population 53.373 inhabitants (2001 census) and an area of 12.564 acres. Located on the east side of Akti Chania, on the neck of the cape. The city of Chania is built on the ruins of the ancient Cydonia seen and survived many invaders, and marks of their culture are in the facades of fine monuments.
The beautiful city of Chania has managed to keep the local authentic colors, despite the growing tourism.
It is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and the most picturesque of Crete. Chania is characterized by an intense spiritual life. Many cultural events take place every year (exhibitions, festivals, theatrical and musical parstaseis, art, etc.).
The city has two entrances: the airport of Akrotiri, and the port of Souda (the largest in the Mediterranean).
Prominent downtown place possesses the Municipal Market, a resplendent cross-shaped building which was completed in 1913, the ratio of Marseilles..
At a short distance from the city center you will find the Public Garden next to the Park of Peace and Friendship of peoples. The gardens are the prettiest in Crete. The public garden has a small zoo with animals from Cretan fauna.
The Venetian harbor, picturesque, at any time and season attracts visitors and locals both for its beauty and for the choices of entertainment for all tastes and demands.
The old city “intramural” districts preserve their Venetian nobility. Narrow cobblestone streets surrounded with tasteful renewed houses of various ages, are offered for a pleasant stroll.
City museums host a rich archaeological material and exhibits outlining a timeless icon of cultural history of Chania.