The Old Town of Chania
The Old Twon of Chania is characterized by a blend of Venetian, Ottoman and Neoclassical monuments and architecture, attesting its long and rich history. Its streets are narrow, colorful and picturesque, which is why it's sometimes called "Venice of the East". During your stroll here you'll pass by flowered balconies, traditional knife shops, Cretan boot shops, lively restaurants and cozy cafes. Don't miss the beautiful promenade along the Venetian port, where you can see the Venetian lighthouse, one of the symbols of Chania. The town used to be surrounded by walls, but only parts of them are still standing nowadays.