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Chania (say “Hanya”) must be the loveliest port town in Greece. Swallows soar in sheer blue skies above the semicircle of tall Venetian houses around its picture-perfect Old Harbour. The tables of scores of bars and restaurants line the quayside. Behind the harbour front, narrow, traffic-free shopping lanes thread through the atmospheric Old Town. On either side of the town, sandy beaches stretch along the coast.


Population 53,910 in the town and 70,000 in the greater Chania area.
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Traditional local shop hours are generally open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 2.30 pm, and also from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shops catering mainly to tourists are usually open every day of the week from 9 am–10 pm.
Newspapers Chaniotika Nea
Crete Gazette
Emergency numbers Ambulance: 166
Police: 100
Fire Brigade: 199
Tourist information The tourist office is called GNTO
40 Kriari Street, Megaro Pantheon, Chania
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7.30 am - 2.30 pm
+30 28210 92943