Explore the west side of Crete by visiting the beautiful towns of Rethymno & Chania, featuring Venetian architecure. Visit the 16th century monastery of Arkadi or – for the most advenutrous –
hike the Samaria gorge.
THE TOWN OF CHANIA
Stand next to the picture-perfect lighthouse at the port, a 16th century Venetian construction. Walk among the impressive buildings and attractions: the Küçük Hasan mosque, the renovated Grand Arsenal, the Splanzia ruins and the Kum Kapi at Miaouli Beach. Lose yourself in the ambience of the aristocratic suburb of Halepa, with its neoclassical buildings that once hosted the consulates of the Great Powers.