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.
||53,910 in the town and 70,000 in the greater Chania area.
||Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Fire Brigade: 199
||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.
||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