Chania

Chania

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.

The official population of the municipal unit has 108,642 (2011) inhabitants. 

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Kalives

Kalyves is a pretty seaside village in the area of Apokoronas in Chania, on Souda Bay, 19 km east of Chania.
Kalyves is one of the resorts on Cape Drapanos, along with Almyrida and Plaka, which are famous for their lovely beaches but also their intensive building development.

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Fragokastelo

Frangokastello is the location of a castle and scattered settlement on the south coast of Crete, Greece, about 12 km. east of Chora Sfakion and within the prefecture of Chania.

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Gramvousa - Balos

Balos beach and the island Gramboussa located in the northwestern end of Crete, in the prefecture of Chania.

Balos is the exotic beach-lagoon formed between the peninsula of Gramvousa and Cape Tigani and Gramboussa (Imeri "Domesticated" Gramboussa), one of the two islands just across from the lagoon of Balos, while a little further north is the second island, Wild Gramboussa.

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Elafonisi

Elafonissi is in west Crete, 75 kilometres southwest of Chania. The Elafonissi area includes the beach, the islet 200 metres offshore and the shallow lagoon between the two. Elafonissi is a tiny island with white sand, separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep. Elafonissi means “deer island”, but you won’t see any deer on the island or in the surrounding area.

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Botanical Park of Crete

Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!

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Samaria' s Gorge

The gorge of Samaria is situated in the National park of Samaria, in the White Mountains in West Crete. This majestuous gorge is considered one of the great attractions of Crete and many tourists want to visit it. But you must realise that it is a long (5 to 7 hours) walk on rough terrain so you will need to have a certain degree of fitness and walking experience in order to enjoy it..

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Argiroupoli

A traditional village 27 χλμ. SW of Rethimno in a green area, built on the ruins of ancient Lappa.
The location of the sources, with dense vegetation, small waterfalls and plane trees, the cave and the chapel

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Faistos

Phaistos also transliterated as Phaestos, Festos and Latin Phaestus, currently refers to a Bronze Age archaeological site at modern Phaistos, a municipality in south central Crete. Ancient Phaistos was located about 5.6 km (3.5 mi) east of the Mediterranean Sea and 62 km south of Heraklio, the second largest city of Minoan Crete. The name, Phaistos, survives from ancient Greek references to a city in Crete of that name, shown to be, in fact, at or near the current ruins.

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Margarites

The village of Margarites Μαργαρίτες, is 30 km south east from Rethymnon town in the centre of the island of Crete. Located in picturesque green rolling hills of the Rethymnon region, the village is well known for its pottery, and attracts large tour buses in the busy season.

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