The town of Chania is located at the northern western part of Crete. The population of Chania is approximately seventy thousand. It is the capital city of the prefecture of Chania. When you visit Chania is better to park at the city center where you can easily walk around. If you can’t find a free parking place you can park to a controlled area. We also recommend that you have a map of the city with you. At city center you can visit the old square market where you can buy local products and wines. The area outside the square market is full of shops where you can buy clothes, books, traveler’s accessories etc. Five minutes of walking from the square market it is the old town of Chania. In the graphic alleys you can find many souvenir shops, tavernas and jewellery shops. Very close to the old town of Chania it is the Venetian harbor. You can walk along the harbor and you can stop for meal or for a coffee to one of the many tavernas and cafes that there are. At the harbor is also the Archaeological and the Naval museum of Chania. The harbor is also very beautiful in the night. The visit to it is strongly recommended.
Meal tip. If you prefer to eat meat choose a tavern in the old town of Chania (in the alleys of the old town). If you prefer to eat fish choose a tavern on the harbor by the sea. Also, there is the beach of Nea Chora ten minutes walking west from the harbor where you can find many fish taverns.