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Chania, also known as Khania, facing the Aegean Sea on the north western coast of Crete is a stunning location for the perfect sun-soaked holiday. With 415km of coastline in the surrounding Chania region alone, there is no shortage of pristine beaches and plenty of opportunities for a wide range of exciting water sports. Visitors can try their hand at scuba diving, sea kayaking and cruising, or head inland for scenic rock-climbing and hiking.

Chania also hides some beautiful archaeological sights from the island’s ancient Greek heritage, these include the ancient harbour-side Fort Firkas. The town boasts a fascinating naval museum and if you’re looking to pick up a souvenir head to the church of San Salvatore of the Francheskan Monks, which plays host to small stalls offering locally crafted handiwork. Try traditional Cretan food at the Municipal Market, including home-made cheeses and wines. In terms of accommodation, there are a variety of campsites in the area and a number of hotels surrounding the coast and beautiful beaches, so pick the price range that suits you.

July 2017
Chania Jazz Festival. Get yourself to Vamos village and see Greece's very best jazz musicians in July. www.vamosvillage.gr

July 2017
One of the most important dates in the Greek religious (and social) calendar is 15 August. Panigiri (village fiestas) pop up all over the island and the local crowd sample souvlaki and dance until dawn. Be prepared to get dragged into the circle and, whatever you do, don't mess up those steps!

April 2017
Botanical Park of Crete Fournes ,Chania ,Crete 17th km from Chania, Fournes, Omalos Get to the heart of Cretan nature and slip off to the island's very own Botanical Gardens if you're after a break from the beach. The sun-shy will take great pleasure in dipping into the shady Mediterranean fruit gardens and vineyards. Expect donkeys, peacocks and goats. Find it 20km out of Chania. Buses run daily.

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