Sights & Archaeological Sites

~ Embark on a journey to explore the fascinating chapters of our history. ~

Venizelos Graves

The Venizelos Graves are located next to the historic Prophet Elias Church in Akrotiri, on the road to Kounoupidiana in the city of Chania. This is where the graves of the charismatic Greek politician and seven-time Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos, former Prime Minister of Greece, and his son, Sofoklis Venizelos, who served as Prime Minister of Greece for short periods in the mid-20th century.

Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania is situated in Halepa, housed within an iconic building. Its exhibition includes over 3,500 ancient artifacts, of which approximately 1,000 are displayed for the first time. The museum’s location provides a panoramic view of a significant part of the city, especially along its coastal front.

Aptera Castle

A relatively new Turkish fortress, well-preserved, situated above Souda Bay. The fortress was constructed to control the Apokoronas Valley, through which the passage to Chania took place. Along with other fortifications built by the Ottomans in Apokoronas, it controlled the harbor of Souda and supported the nearby Inzadin Fortress.

Old Harbor

The bustling Old Harbor, built between 1320-1356 by the Venetians, was a significant naval station during the Venetian rule and one of the most important commercial ports in the eastern Mediterranean. It features a restored lighthouse, shops, and restaurants, making it one of the most photographed and recognizable spots in the city. It’s the first sight one wishes to behold upon arriving in Chania and the last memory to carry when leaving.

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is located in the Omalos Plateau, which lies at the heart of the White Mountains of Crete. This gorge is one of the major attractions in Crete, drawing numerous tourists who want to hike its trail from Omalos to Agia Roumeli.