Chania Sightseeings in Chania

Sightseeings in Chania

The gorge of Samaria is a place of great ecological importance so much in Crete, as much as in Greece. It is located in the southern part of Chania prefecture, between Omalos and Agia Roumeli villages. The gorge is extended in 48.500 acres and includes a lot of rare species of flora and fauna such as, the Cretan goats, called kri-kri, and beech martens. In order to cross the gorge you need roughly 3 with 4 hours of walking. The landscape is impressive and includes waterfalls, lakes and ravines, which will astonish you!

The Arkadi Monastery is about 35 miles east of Chania. Built during the 1500s the monastery became an important center of learning. Constructed with the defensive attributes of a fortress and remarkably well preserved, the monastery offered a little protection in times of danger. In the mid 1800s, during the period of Ottoman rule, the monastery was the site of heroic rebellion as the Turks sought to solidify their control over a rebellious Crete.

It is worth visiting the German military cemetery from World War II, where there have been buried approximately 4500 German soldiers and officers who lost their lives during the Battle of Crete in May of 1941 and during the occupation of the island until 1945.

The Venetian Lighthouse was an integral part of the expansion and modernization of the harbor in the late 1500s. The lighthouse was renovated again in the early 1800s. Visitors can walk along the harbor wall to get a close-up view of this city landmark.

The Crete Golf Club
 

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