Chania is the most poetic city of Crete; when you walk through it leaves you with a pleasant taste of beauty. Built on the ruins of ancient Kydonia, it has seen and survived many invaders, but has also tasted civilizations that left their marks on building faces, castles, walls, antiquities, monasteries and churches.
The city has two entrances: the airport of Akrotiri and the port of Souda. The public market holds a master place in the center of the city, a brilliant cross-shaped building that was completed in 1913, and in proportion with the one in Marseilles.
Near the city center, the Public Garden awaits you next to the "Peace and Friendship" park. The gardens are the prettiest in Crete, and also the public garden offers a small zoo with animals from Cretan fauna.
The Venetian port is picturesque at any time and season; attractive to visitors and locals, for its beauty and for its choices of entertainment for all tastes and demands. The old city's intramural districts preserve their Venetian nobility: narrow paved alleys are surrounded with tasteful renewed houses from various ages, and are offered for a pleasant walk. Many neoclassic buildings are also preserved, in districts which neighbor with the city of Chania, like Halepa.