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The city of Chania

  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 Kidonia 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 largest in the Mediterranean). 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 of the people" 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 picturesque any time and season is attractive to visitors and locals, for it's beauty and for it's choices of entertainment for all tastes and demands. The old city "intramural" districts preserve their Venetian nobility. Narrow paved alleys are surrounded with tasteful renewed houses, from various ages, are offered for a pleasant walk. Many neoclassic houses are also saved in districts which "neighbor" with the city of Chania, like Halepa.

Το κείμενο παρατίθεται τον Σεπτέμβριο 2002 από την ακόλουθη ιστοσελίδα, με φωτογραφίες, του Δήμου Χανίων

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  Chania is the capital city of the prefecture of Chania. This beautiful city on the north shore of Crete is about 1 hour (59km) from Rethimnon and 2 1/2 hours (137km) from Iraklion on the National Road. It is easily accessible from Athens by regular flights a day during winter and summer. The International Airport of Chania, 11km outside the city on the Akrotiri, also has regular flights to other European countries. There is also a daily boat from Piraeus to Souda. Chania is an ideal alternative to Iraklion for accessing and exploring the island. The city is not as busy as Iraklion and has direct access to the other major cities via the highway on the north side of the island.

This extract is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

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