Chania Tourism

Visit Chania - Best of Chania

Chania is a wonderful little mix of sights, history, culture and food. A part of a long strip of coast with the prettiest beaches, Chania is a popular stop among the Charter cruise crowd.

It’s got a very rich history. Originally a Minoan settlement, it rose to prominence under Grecan rule. It subsequently went under Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman rule, and finally united under Greece in the early 20th century.

Today, tourists delight in sightseeing through a maze of alleyways and houses that have been standing for hundreds of years in the old town.Think about exploring things to do in Chania, Greece.The souvenir, craft and toy shops are to die for.Tourists attractions mainly revolve around the beaches and the old harbour and the food. 

Chania Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Chania tips for your visit

  • If you’re visiting during the summer, make sure you’re well hydrated wherever you go. It can get very hot.
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Facts and Stats for Chania*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chania

    Know the pollution level of Chania before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Chania: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chania for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chania.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.78 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.89 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 27.78 (Low)
    • Drug offense 22.22 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Chania - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Chania is 159.34 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.67 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50.67 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.42 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.72 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 43.78 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chania

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chania

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 111.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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