Chania is the second largest town in Crete. Since the ancient times, the city of Chania has faced many conquerors and the influences of many civilizations through time, evident of the city monuments. The beautiful city of Chania managed to preserve its original colors and historical character, despite the fast-growing tourist industry. It is considered as one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and the most picturesque city of Crete.
Chania is today divided into two parts, the old walled town around the Venetian port, considered the most beautiful urban area in Crete, and the modern city. The new city of Chania houses the vast majority of museums, and due to its mixed history, there is a vast wealth of culture to be absorbed in the form of theatre, art galleries and concerts. There are a huge number of places of interest in Chania, including the Byzantine Walls, Government house of the Venetians, Turkish Baths, Dominican Monastery of St Nicholas, 15th century lighthouse, Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the Great Shipyard.