Chania

Crete, Greece

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Cruises To Chania, Crete

One of the most beautiful cities on the island of Crete, charming Chania has also been the site of many great battles. Greeks, Christians, Moors, Venetians and Ottomans all fought for control of the city. See how these cultures interweave when you explore Old Town, with its Venetian Harbour, 16th-century Turkish prison, 17th-century mosque, Greek Orthodox Chania Cathedral and more.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Chania. Ship will DOCK or ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    EET (Eastern European Time); UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Greek. Say "Good Afternoon" in Greek: "Kalispera."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Euro (EUR); Shop for Raki (local drink), cheese, rugs, and honey.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis and buses are available to navigate the city. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      Chania was a colony of the Republic of Venice from 1205 to 1669. See for yourself how these two cultures were once intertwined at the old Venetian Harbour.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Enjoy typical Mediterranean dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients and packed with flavour. Be sure to try kalitsounia, small cheese or herb pies.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The lighthouse at the mouth of the Venetian Harbour stands at nearly 70 feet and has been a landmark in Chania since the 16th century.

Chania TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Arkadi & Rethymno

Immerse yourself in Cretan history by touring a 16th-century monastery in the countryside and neighboring Rethymno, a to...

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Knossos And Arolithos

Ancient history and rich traditions abound in Crete, as you will discover by visiting the excavated palace of the mythol...

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Agia Triada Monastery, Akrotiri & Chania

Delve into the history of Crete by visiting a military cemetery, a magnificent monastery known for its olive oil and win...

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Best of Chania: Land & Sea

Explore Chania from several different perspectives by walking through its most historical district and then cruising aro...

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11-Day Greek Isles, Italy & Spain from Athens (Piraeus)

11-Day Greek Isles, Italy & Spain from Athens (Piraeus)

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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Chania (Crete); Olympia (Katakolon) (Greece); Naples (Italy); Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy); Monte Carlo (Monaco); Barcelona (Spain); Seville (Cádiz) (Spain);
DISEMBARK Lisbon (Portugal);
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