Chania is often glorified in historical documents as the city raised brave soldiers, groundbreaking politicians, intellectuals and artists. It is considered the city of Justice and Freedom and its rare beauty justifies its characterization as the "Venice of the East". The city of Chania was a crossroad between the East and the West for many centuries, and for this reason it was claimed by its enemies and suffered the presence of many conquerors.
The old city of Chania has managed to preserve its cultural heritage and traditional architecture and to successfully combine it with its modern lifestyle. A walk in the narrow streets of the old city offers nostalgic images from the past. Chania and its unique monuments like the Grand Arsenal, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Venetian dockyard ("Neoria"), the numerous churches and the majestic neoclassic buildings, the sea breeze at the portside, the colors of the old city and taste the local cuisine in picturesque restaurants and taverns offer to visitors greats.
Many visitors choose Chania to spend their holidays, because of Cretan hospitality, wonderful beaches, gorges and numerous monuments. In Crete TOURnet (http://www.crete.tournet.gr), a Travel Guide of Crete, visitors discover many choice of accommodation, from luxurious hotels and villas till homely apartments and studios, and car rental.
Crete TOURnet provides an informative and useful resource and comprehensively covers everything about Chania. As a guide, it is unmatched, whilst also providing the means to locate and book a wide variety of holiday options, including hotels or villas and flights. Also detailed information is provided about sights in Chania Prefecture and maps with beaches, museums, minoan sights, ancient greek sights, roman sights, venetian sights, byzantine sights, nature and urban sights.
For further information visit http://www.crete.tournet.gr/
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Crete TOURnet is a complete travel guide for Crete providing detailed multimedia information and services for the tourism of Crete in 6 languages, including history, archeology, nature, accommodation, rentals, transport, etc. The portal has a very high visit rate, it operates in cooperation with many tourism service providing organizations in Crete, it is supported by fees and advertising.