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Chania Town — 7 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and War Shelter of Platanias. Relax by the water at Marathi Beach and Pachia Ammos Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Kalyves Beach (in Kalyves), Anoskeli Winery Olive Mill (in Anoskeli) and Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Gorges of Theriso, enjoy the sand and surf at Nea Chora Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chania Town journey planner.

London, UK to Chania Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Crete travel guide

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Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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