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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Top Historical Chania landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Chania.
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Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This is practically the only reason people even come to Chania– A gem of natural beauty and history. As if lovely bars, cafes and restaurants in front of a seaside weren’t enough, tourists are particularly enchanted by the various monuments left behind by the foreign occupations – Venetian, Ottoman, and Egyptian. The harbour, buil...
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30 Halidon, Chania, Greece
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
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 established here in 1963. Its exhibits, arranged in chronological order, mostly cover:
Pottery, carved stone objects, sealstones, sculpture, metalwork, gold ...
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 commemorating the fire. The highlights of the park are:
150 species of fruit trees; and the dozens of herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants that Cre...
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Maritime Museum of Crete, Akti Koundourioti, Chania
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
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 fantastic panoramic view of the harbour… and then come down to the museum.
The Maritime Museum of Crete is a red building that covers history ri...
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Aptera, Crete, Greece
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 the Muses and the Sirens, in which the losing Sirens were stripped of their wings. The city was entirely ruined by a 7th century earthquake. Today, t...