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Chania's Golden Sands and Alluring History
Renowned for its beauty, Chania sits on Crete’s north-west tip and boasts no shortage of beaches, quaint seaside villages and captivating history at every turn.
- Style: City Break
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Crete
Guide Price £864
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Soak up the sunshine on Chania’s golden sands
- Marvel at the old town’s ancient architecture, pretty Venetian quarter and picturesque harbour
- Explore further afield to discover the breathtaking Samaria Gorge
Your holiday will be based at a stunning beach resort a short drive west of Chania’s Old Town. Here, enjoy the fantastic facilities at your resort and enjoy some well-deserved time for relaxation. Perhaps, head out to discover the miles of magnificent coastline and be sure to stop at Balos Beach for simply stunning views. With hundreds of beaches to explore, you’ll certainly need some time to enjoy the renowned Cretan cuisine. An intimate taverna will not be hard to find, serving fresh seafood, delicious grilled meats and local recipes such as pilafi, a tasty vegan dish; there is sure to be something to tantalise your taste buds! Alternatively, choose to dine at your hotel, offering a wide range of delicious cuisine.
Chania Old Town, is just a short taxi ride away. Here you will find a myriad of cultural influences, from Egyptian to Ottoman. One day maybe discover the striking Venetian mansions and Turkish architecture abound. Scattered amongst the narrow lanes are atmospheric restaurants and welcoming bars providing all the ingredients for the perfect day. Admire the colourful Venetian Harbour, enjoy a spot of shopping at the bustling street stalls or simply watch the world go by with your new-found relaxed pace of life. For those interested in history, the Archaeological Museum is worth a visit; packed with a fine collection of artefacts and Roman relics to be admired. If you’re feeling more adventurous, why not stroll along the Venetian seawall to admire up close the iconic lighthouse on the water’s edge.
If there’s still time, another day you must visit the Samaria Gorge, one of Europe’s longest canyons. Here, marvel at the raw beauty of the dramatic cliffs and tight passageways. The 16km-long gorge can be hiked and there are also shorter walks and boat trips to enjoy. With so much on offer in Chania and beyond, this will be a holiday to remember.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Private return transfers between Chania airport and Domes Noruz Chania
- 7 nights 5 accommodation at Domes Nuruz Chania
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