Chania is one of the largest cities on the Greek island of Crete. It’s built around its Venetian Harbour and historical quarter, with remnants of Turkish architecture to add a slightly more exotic flair. Be sure to check out Skrydlof – this shopping street has rows of shops specialising in leather products, with some creative restaurants nearby.

Chania has a more chilled-out atmosphere than many of its neighbours, making it an excellent place to get away from it all and unwind. The city also has a stronger focus on history and culture than most other places in Crete, with must-sees like its ancient mosque, churches and fortifications. However, there’s still a nice beach or 2 nearby if you just want to catch some rays.

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    Some of the best things to do in Chania are focused around the historical centre, where you can visit well-preserved monuments dating back to Venetian, Ottoman and neoclassical periods. While Chania is the second-largest city on the Greek island of Crete, most of its landmarks are within walking distance of each other. Chania is best for those looking to escape the...

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