The county of Chania, the most western part of Crete,
is characterized by its unique beauty. With its endless sandy beaches, gorges,
caves, endemic plants and animals, vast olive and orange groves and a combination
of wild landscapes and sea, it excites even the most hard-to-please visitors.
In the mountainous inner parts, it hosts villages that have been forgotten
by time, scattered churches and monasteries, towers and castles.
The whole area is a particularly interesting archaeological site and
simultaneously a paradise for wandering, mountain climbing and sports. The excavations,
both in the town of Hania and
in the country, have proven the existence of residences from prehistoric times
The mild Mediterranean climate with temperatures in winter around
12°C and in summer around 30°C, the special Cretan diet, the acquaintance with
customs that elsewhere tend to become forgotten and the whole-hearted hospitality
of the islanders, win over the visitor to this blessed place.
(Text: Dr. Anastasia Kalpaki-Georgoulaki)
This text is cited December 2003 from the Chania
Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet (2002).