Welcome to Chania
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||53,500 in the town and 70,000 in the greater Chania area.|
|Currency||Euro, 1€=100 cents|
|Opening hours||Traditional local shop hours are generally Mon-Sat from 8 am to 2.30 pm, and also from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tue and Thu. Shops catering mainly to tourists are usually open every day of the week from 9 am–10 pm.|
|Emergency numbers||Ambulance 166
|Tourist information||The tourist office is called GNTO.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7.30 am - 2.30 pm
40 Kriari Street (off 1866 Square)
+30 28210 92943