Khania, Greece

Cruising to Khania (Chania)

Think of the Greek islands, and the first things that spring to mind will invariably be gorgeous beaches, glorious sunshine and charming villages - not to mention the odd archaeological site and ancient ruin thrown in for good measure. This is exactly what you'll find when visiting the town of Chania on the northern coast of Crete, so if you're looking for the perfect all-round Greek island holiday destination, you really can't go wrong here.

Chania is surrounded by a wide array of small villages, each of which encapsulate the iconic lifestyle of this part of the world, with idyllic views and a laidback atmosphere helping to set the ambience. Within Chania itself you'll find highlights such as the stunning Venetian port, which was constructed during the Venetian occupation of the island in the 16th century, and features one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. It's also lined with a host of superb restaurants and cafes, making it a wonderful place to come to soak up the atmosphere.

If you want to take in a little history, meanwhile, then be sure to check out the Archaeological Museum of Hania, which features items retrieved from the ancient settlement of Kydoniai.

Khania (Chania)

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