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Chania features a typical Mediterranean climate with mild rainy winters and sunny dry summers. The best time to visit Chania is from mid-May to June or from September to October. July and August are the most crowded months in Chania and if a tourist is travelling to this during these months, it is advisable to book flight tickets and hotel rooms in advance as the airfare and room rates tend to rise during peak time.
Chania is served by Chania International Airport. It is an international airport located around 14 kilometres away from the city. It is a focus city for Aegean and Ryanair. The airport offers flights to a number of destinations such as Athens, Paphos, Thessaloniki, London, and more.
Places of Interest in Chania
The second largest of Crete in Greece, Chania is the capital of the Chania regional unit. The city is located along the north coast of the Crete Island. One of the most beautiful cities in Greece, Chania boasts cobbled streets replete with boho-chic boutiques selling clothes, local artwork, and ceramics. The city has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age. The present layout of the city got its foundation in the 13th century under the Venetians. The picturesque landscape, affluent history, the pristine traditional small villages and lovely sandy beaches that surround Chania charm tourists from all over the world.
The Venetian Harbour
The trademark of the city, the Venetian Harbour with its lighthouse was built by the Venetians between 1320 and 1356. This spectacular harbour is well-known for its splendid architecture combining Eastern and Western elements. Venetian Harbour is replete of historical memories and contrastingly features the modern cafes and restaurants in proximity.
The Maritime Museum
Opened in 1973, the Maritime Museum of Crete is located in the Firkas Fortress. It is a two-storey building containing 13 displays that showcase the maritime history of the island from antiquity to the Battle of Crete in 1941. The collection in the museum includes models of various vessels, documents on the Greek Navy, wreck discoveries, audiovisual material, navigational instruments, and a library of maritime books. Moreover, a section in this museum is dedicated to the Nazi Germany invasion of Crete during the Second World War.
A municipal market, Chania Market is located in the centre of Old Town. Considered among the most impressive covered markets in the Balkans, Chania Market was opened by Eleftherios Venizelos in 1913. The market boasts 76 shops, including fishmongers’, butchers’, general stores, and many others.