Paleohora is a lovely summer resort located 80 km south ewest of Chania town. The picturesque village lies between two coves where is also found a lovely port from where boats depart from Sougia and other villages of Crete.
The unspoilt and historical village of Sfakia is built on the hill slopes, overlooking the natural bay. It is situated around the White Mountains range and the famous Samaria Gorge. Sfakia lies 72 km south east of Chania town. Most of the inhabitants here are involved in fishing and goat raining producing delightful cheeses such as anthotiri or mizithra.
Sougia of Chania is the small seaside village on the southern coast of the province, built at the exit of Agia Irini gorge. The long beach of Sougia with fine pebbles is the big “advantage” of the village, while there are many small hotels, rooms to let, tavernas with good local food and cafes by the sea. In Sougia you will also see the museum with the documents of the Second World War, Saint Panteleimon with the marvelous mosaics and the Byzantine chapel of Agia Irini.
Kissamos is a beautiful town lying 41 km west of Chania town, in one of the most fertile valleys of Crete. Today it counts on 3000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and trade. It is famous for the production of wine. Kastelli Kissamou (Kissamos) is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with a gorgeous and calm beach that consists of golden soft sand and nice pebbles.
Kolimbari is a seaside village located 24 km west of Chania town. With fish taverns along the beach and small hotels, Kolimbari is a quiet resort ideal for families. The small port of Kolimbari provides a safe spot for fishing boats and yachts to moor. This is where the Turks landed in Crete in 1645, which led to the capture of the island for the next four centuries, till 1912.
Georgioupolis is one of the summer resorts of Chania, built in a landscape of exceptional beauty, as two rivers flow into the long, sandy beach. It is located 40 kilometers northeast of Chania, while restaurants, taverns and cafes are concetrated in the main square. A walk in the white chapel of St. Nicholas that lies in the sea will offer you tranquility as well as an unsurpassed background for your photos!
Gavalochori is a traditional settlement, part of Apokoronos area and lies about 26 km south east of Chania Town. Several interesting samples of folk architecture are found in the village and most of the inhabitants deal with agriculture and produce olive oil figs, almonds and honey.
Although Vamos is only 26 km south east of Chania town, the village remains untouched by tourism offering the typical view of an authentic Cretan village with two-storey stone houses, paved streets, renovated mansions and an ample square with plane trees.
About 30 km south east of Chania Town, Vryses is a lovely village with running springs and lush greenery that consists mostly of plane trees, the kind of trees that need a lot of water to grow up. Vryses is famous for its taverns-cafeterias next to the running water and for the dairy products. It is close to many other villages and beautiful beaches.
Therissos is a small village built on the foot of the White Mountains at an altitude of 580 metres, 16 km south of Chania town. The village is famous for its incredible beauty, its glorious history, but also its dairy farming.
Anopolis is a small mountainous village lying at a high altitude of 600 metres above the sea. It is located 84 km south of Chania Town and counts on many inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding.
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