2 DAYS IN CHANIA – 48 hours in Paradise
Chania is one of the biggest regions of Crete island and definitely the most mesmerizing. It is located at the western end of the island and is an attractive getaway especially during summertime.
We would recommend spending more than two days in this magnificent destination, in order to explore and experience it properly. In case, though, you have only 2 days available, here you will find a proposal in order to make the most out of your visit!
DAY 1 IN CHANIA
Get a traditional breakfast
Visit the city center of Chania and look for a place that sells Bougatsa!
The simplicity of this pastry will surprise you! It is a pie filled with local goat cheese, called ‘Mizithra’ and garnished with sugar and cinnamon.
Visit the Old Market of Chania
The Old Market (or ‘Agora’ in greek) is located in the middle of the city center and is a must-see, especially if you love food.
*The market is open 8.00-14.00 on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and 8.00-21.00 on Tuesday,Thursday, Friday.
Old Venetian Town of Chania
Stroll at the narrow alleys of the Old Town and explore a different era!
The Old Venetian Town was built at the beginning of the 19th century by the Venetians, who had invaded the city. The architecture is a mixture of Venetian, Ottoman and Cretan architectural elements, which create a unique ambience.
Walking through the picturesque alleys you will discover many small shops, restaurants and cafes. Don’t miss the chance to shop for souvenirs and have a short break for a greek coffee!
Walking down the Old Town, you will find yourself at the waterfront side of it, where the Old Venetian Port is located. Ideally you should stay till the sunset, as it is really spectacular, especially with a cocktail by hand!
The area is very popular, even among the locals, as many popular restaurants and bars are located in the area.
DAY 2 IN CHANIA
Although there are plenty of wonderful beaches to visit just a few minutes away from the city center (such as: Agia Marina, Platanias, Kolimbari, Stavros), we would recommend visiting a more exotic one, such as “Seitan Limania”.
Located just 20km north from Chania town, at the Akrotiri area, Seitan Limania is a tiny beach with turquoise, crystal clean waters.
As the only road to this amazing beach is pebbled, you will need to hike for a few meters, so we would strongly recommend wearing sport shoes. Also, you will have to pack and bring with you water and snacks, as there are no restaurants or canteens at the beach.
As long as you are in the Akrotiri area, you should definitely visit Loutraki beach, where you will be able to taste dishes with fresh local ingredients and fresh fish, just a few steps away from the beach!
Save some energy for the last stop of the day, at the magnificent Venizelos Tombs (“Tafoi Venizelou” in greek). The area has a great history, but we will focus mostly on the enchanting view of its.
In case you were looking for the best selfie spot of Chania, we may confirm that there is no better option than Venizelos Tombs, especially during the sunset.