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Best things to do in Chania

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Harbor / Marina
“Always the first thing you hear about Chania - the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants. It is beautiful - that is to say much of the Chania you will want to see is clustered close to the harbour - old buildings, museums, churches and crafts shops (some with genuinely interesting and sometimes local, products on offer).”
68 locals recommend
Café
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“Tip top!!! Mouth-watering food & Superb view at sunset time - roof restaurant!”
60 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“ It is well worth walking all the way to the end of it as you get splendid views from the harbour!”
36 locals recommend
History Museum
“The history of Chania starts 4000 years back in the time of the Minoan civilization !”
36 locals recommend
Fish Taverna
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“"Thalassino Ageri" in old tanneries area, exceptional fish tavern in a magnificent location”
45 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“This taverna, part of which is in a converted Turkish bathhouse, has flavoured Cretan dishes that often incorporate Middle Eastern spices and touches.”
45 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Maritime Museum of Crete is housed at the Venetian Firka fortress, placed at the entrance of the old harbor in Chania. This location has historical importance because on December, 1st, 1913, the Greek flag was raised there and signaled the unification of Crete with the Greek state. The initial idea behind the museum was to build a place that would depict the Greek naval tradition and especially the naval history of Crete.”
17 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This summer-only lounge bar with eclectic decor is the ideal place to relax and enjoy your drink. ”
31 locals recommend
Market
“It considered one of the most impressive covered markets in the Balkans.The market has 76 shops,including butchers,fishmongers,general stores and many others,”
33 locals recommend
Market
“The Municipal Market of Chania, the large building of 4000 square meters in a surrounding area of 17.200 square meters, is the "heart" of the city. It is an original building that, apart from a business activity center, also provides a concrete image of the ancient Greek marketplace In 1980, the Municipal Market of Chania was declared a protected monument by the Ministry of Culture.”
11 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is a great little hidden bar with beautiful inner courtyard. Cocktails with some very unique and creative flavour combinations. The perfect place to meet locals.”
21 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Bohème Chania Welcome to Bohème. The brand new place created in the Old Town of Chania. Our excellent suggestions for culinary delights and tasty searches either you choose to enjoy breakfast, coffee, exquisite food or superb cocktails and drinks, are perfectly combined with the unique place Boheme is located. Built by the Venetians, the building hosting Bohème was part of the cells of the monks of the Monastery of Saint Francis. The plane tree dominating the courtyard and offers us generously its shadow, is about 400 years old and sole witness of the history of the place and the people who lived here. In this place the first Soft drinks factory of Chania "Nectar" was established in the begi”
19 locals recommend
Cretan Restaurant
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“Greek Cuisine Award and in 2015 for a restaurant that consistently honors the Cretan cuisine by inviting Greek and foreign visitors to its top greetings.”
24 locals recommend
Multiplex
“Mega Place entertains kids and adults by continuously upgrading its services, discovering new ways of entertainment and renewing its services!”
14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Enjoy coffee, cocktails, breakfast, lunch, diner and the best sea view in town !!!!! ”
11 locals recommend
Cretan Restaurant
“This place is great for lunch or late lunch. Every day fresh meals, big variety of local dishes. Starting from Sea Food, Fish Soup, Vegetarian, Greek and Cretan dishes and Meat. Good prices, clean place, friendly servis ”
25 locals recommend