Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Chania

Chania is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Chania one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Chania is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Chania or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Chania. Explore the historical monuments of Chania with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Chania guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Chania page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Chania with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Botanical Park Of Crete

    #1 of 5 Historical Places in Chania
    Botanical Park Of Crete

    Tags: Mountain, Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Lake

    Address: Skordalou Kidonias Chania Crete, Chania 730 05, Greece

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Looking at this 20 hectare park, 18km from Chania, it’s hard to imagine this lush wonderland was ever a victim of fire… which happened in 2003; there’s a centennial olive tree here ...Read more

  2. Chania Archaeological Museum

    #2 of 5 Historical Places in Chania
    Chania Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Architecture

    Address: 30 Halidon, Chania, Greece

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    This Venetian Church of St. Francis, which was reportedly once the largest church in Chania, was once also taken over by the Turkish and converted into a mosque. The Archaeological Museum was establis...Read more

  3. Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete

    #3 of 5 Historical Places in Chania
    Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Historical Site, War Memorial

    Address: Maritime Museum of Crete, Akti Koundourioti, Chania

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The building was used as a barracks to house the Turkish army,to protect Chania from raiders from the sea. This was also the place where Crete’s union with Greece was celebrated. Check out the f...Read more

  4. Ancient Aptera

    #4 of 5 Historical Places in Chania
    Ancient Aptera

    Tags: Temple, Ancient Ruin, Theatre, Architecture

    Address: Aptera, Crete, Greece

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    13 km from Chania are the ruins of Aptera, an ancient city that was very powerful from Minoan to Hellenistic times. The name means ‘without wings’, and refers to a legendary battle between...Read more

  5. Elephant Cave

    #5 of 5 Historical Places in Chania
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    Tags: Cave, Historical Site

    Address: Vamos 730 08, Greece

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Elephant cave is one of the most spellbinding underwater caves in Greece where the bones of a unique species of elephant were found. The existence of the cave was not known until 1999 when a fisherman...Read more

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