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Chania - Old Port and Old City of Chania Old Port and Old City of Chania
"The old city of Chania is located next to the old port of the city. In the past the city was surrounded by defensive ..." read more »
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Chania - Municipal Art Gallery of Chania Municipal Art Gallery of Chania
"The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is a great effort of the local authorities of the city to create a place where ar..." read more »
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Chania - Archaeological Museum of Chania Archaeological Museum of Chania
"The archaeological museum of Chania is the former Venetian convent of St. Francis. It started operating as a museum i..." read more »
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Chania - Venizelos family graves Venizelos family graves
"The graves of Venizeloi are only a few kilometres outside the city centre, on its east side, on the way to the airpor..." read more »
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Chania - Municipal Market of Chania Municipal Market of Chania
"The municipal market is built where the south part of the walls used to stand, exactly on the spot of the Venetian fo..." read more »
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Chania - Panagia Trimartiri Panagia Trimartiri
Presentation of Mary
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Chania - Kutsuk Hasan Mosque Kutsuk Hasan Mosque
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Population: 65.838
Description: Chania is the second largest city of Crete and is located 70 km (44 miles) from Rethymno and 145 km (87 miles) from Heraklion. Its population is approximately 60,000 inhabitants and is a particularly important economic, cultural and tourism center for the entire island. Archaeological excavations have demonstrated that hosts human activity since the Neolithic era and after the first settlements developed in ancient Cydonia, a particularly important Minoan city. The city flourished in the Greco-Roman and Byzantine period and then following the decline of the Byzantine Empire fell to the Venetians, the Genoese and the Turks. In 1898 was released by the Turkish occupation and with the whole of Crete was declared independent. After efforts of the great Greek politician Eleftherios Venizelos in 1913 Chania become part of Greek territory by achieving the union with Greece. You can reach the city by frequent ferry services linking it to mainland Greece or alternatively through the airport from which there are routes to multiple domestic and international destinations.

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