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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Go Local - Cretan Village of Krousonas

Explore the village of Krousonas and engage in activities that will provide an authentic glimpse into daily life. Your f...

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Heraklion Open-Air Sightseeing Tour

Ride through Heraklion on a double-decker sightseeing bus that provides excellent views of the most popular landmarks, w...

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Amazing Heraklion Hop on Hop off & Old Town Walking Tour

See Heraklion’s highlights at your own pace by riding a double-decker bus around town, hopping on and off whenever you p...

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A Taste of Crete

Your tour begins from the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion with a drive through the city, to the famous wine prod...

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