Chania (Crete)


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Chania (Crete), Greece

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 Harbor, 16th-century Turkish prison, 17th-century mosque, Greek Orthodox Chania Cathedral and more.


  • 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. Organized 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 Harbor.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Enjoy typical Mediterranean dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients and packed with flavor. Be sure to try kalitsounia, small cheese or herb pies.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The lighthouse at the mouth of the Venetian Harbor stands at nearly 70 feet and has been a landmark in Chania since the 16th century.
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