Top 10 reasons to visit Chania in Crete

/Top 10 reasons to visit Chania in Crete

Top 10 reasons to visit Chania in Crete

Chania is the second largest city of Crete, a place where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries, a place with natural beauty that everyone should visit.  I’ve been here twice (you can read my relevant post here)  and will be going again at some point in the future. Chania is a place I adore and below I’m listing my Top 10 reasons to visit Chania.

1) It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Crete

Chania, Crete

2) The welcoming locals will make you feel like home. They will give you a shot of raki (local drnik) for free, even whilst walking around. 

Chania, Crete

3) The charming narrow streets will amaze you

Chania 2013

4) The best views of the city

Chania 2013

5) The delicious Greek food – Dakos salad, Chochlioi (snails) Kaltsounia (cheese pies), Gamopilafo (rice dish served in Cretan weddings) and many more. 

Chania, Crete

6) The delicious cheese (graviera, mizithra, anthotiro)

Chania, Crete

7) The local drink raki/tsikoudia (strong, clean alcohol)

Chania 2013

8) The best beaches (Kedrodassos, Balos, Elafonissi, Falassarna) 

Chania, Crete

9) The best sunset at the Venetian Harbor 

Chania, Crete

10) The Pentozali dance is  the trademark folk dance and you’ll enjoy watching Cretans dancing with their traditional costumes! 

Chania, Crete

 

2018-02-23T09:14:23+00:00April 25th, 2016|

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Dora Christofi
I’m Cypriot, with a London touch, experimenting with photography, working in marketing, love cooking, reading books and wishing to travel the world. I currently live in Limassol, Cyprus and try to travel as much as I can. Visit the [Meet Dora] section for more.

2 Comments

  1. George Zikos March 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Hey Dora, these are definitely some reasons to visit Chania! I love the food there so much. Not only the food though, the people and the lifestyle are amazing. I lived in Crete for 6 months with my family. I’m Greek-American and I was studying abroad in Thessaloniki so I spent my summers in Crete. I lived in a tiny village with my aunt and uncle outside of Chania. They live a traditional lifestyle and I documented a lot of their lives and what they cook and eat on a regular basis. You should check out my article that I wrote when I was there! https://www.mediterraneanliving.com/two-weeks-of-eating-cretan/

    • Dora Christofi
      Dora Christofi March 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I’ve been 3 times to Chania, and most probably i will be going again. I love it.

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