The Location

Chania

Chania will steal your heart. Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Venetians, Ottomans… all came through here, creating a multicultural corner of Crete. Wandering around the port, you’ll encounter the Venetian lighthouse, the Grand Arsenal, Kum Kapi and Halepa. You’ll enjoy luxurious accommodation in elegant villas, pulsating bars and restaurants, as well as significant cultural sites.

Beyond the town of Chania are the famous beaches of Agia Marina, Stalos and Platanias. Go a little further and you’ll find the exotic beaches of Balos and Falasarna. In southern Chania, the world-famous Samaria Gorge invites you to explore it. So much to do, so little time!

The old town of Chania

You’ll discover its secrets step by step. The alleys are full of surprises and every stroll is an experience. Stand next to the picture-perfect lighthouse at the port, a 16th-century Venetian construction. Walk among the impressive buildings and attractions: the Küçük Hasan mosque, the renovated Grand Arsenal, the Splanzia ruins and the Kum Kapi at Miaouli Beach.

Get lost in the ambience of the aristocratic suburb of Halepa, with its neoclassical buildings that once hosted the consulates of the Great Powers. You’ll feel as if you’re in a different era: the school of “San Joseph”, the Russian church of Saint Mary Magdelene, the Palace of Prince George… Chania’s old town will sweep you off your feet.

Kalathas

Kalathas is a small natural bay at Akrotiri peninsula, on the north west of Chania, around 8 km from the city of Chania and almost a 6 km distance from the International Airport of Chania. Kalathas maintains its residential character and beauty. It differs from typical tourist destinations with large hotel complexes, clubs and souvenir shops.

It is a peaceful and quiet resort, with 2 mini markets and 2 restaurants. However at 2kms from Kalathas, in the neighboring village Kounoupidiana there is everything you may need ie supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, doctors, gyms, gas stations, pastry shops etc as well as the Technical University of Crete.

Kalathas features a unique sandy beach with a picturesque island where you can swim and dive. It offers its visitors the chance to relax and enjoy the sun and sea but also do water sports such as canoeing, sup and windsurfing.

The beach of Kalathas is amazing but you can always go down the road and enjoy your swim at Stavros, a lagoon style sandy beach surrounded by mountains, famous from the film "Zorbas the Greek" with Anthony Queen. At a short drive from Kalathas, you can swim at Marathi and the tropical Seitan limani beach.

Kalathas is also very close to Venizelos Graves with a panoramic view of the city of Chania, the Monastery of Agia Triada dated from the 16th century as well as the Monastery and caves of Gouverneto for those who love to exploit the beauty of Cretan nature.

For athletes in shooting, the National Shooting Club is just 4 kms from Kalathas.

Cease the chance and visit all the local villages around the wider area of Chania and explore their unique beauty, experience the genuine Cretan hospitality and enjoy the most breathtaking seas. It will be unforgettable!
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