The Prefecture of Chania: Hania, Xania


The western-most prefecture in Crete is that of Chania (also known as Hania and Xania). Chania has many popular resort towns such as Platanias and Kalives as well as the mountain retreat of Omalos. The largest town in the region shares its name with the prefecture--Chania. In the town of Chania, there are many cultural gems and beautiful sites such as the Old Harbor of Chania and the Naval Museum and forts. You can also find areas of cultural siginificance in Paleohora (in southern Chania). Not far from the town of Chania, on the Akritori Penninsula is the Chania airport (Airport Code: CHQ )--one of the two major airports on the island. From the airport, it is about a 20 minute car ride into the town of Chania. Browse the links below to find hotels, shopping, restaurants and entertainment in Chania.

Find hotels, rental homes and rental flats in Chania here. Also find holiday homes and villas.
Links to rental car companies in Chania. Reserve here.
Shopping in Chania   Attractions in Chania **MAPS**
Read about the shops and local crafts of Chania.  
Learn about and locate attractions in Chania. This section includes beaches and archaeology.
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