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Attractions of Chania

 

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Whatever season of the year you choose to visit Chania, the place will enchant you. The options are endless between beaches, monuments and landmarks. Chania is a blessed place for every taste. Τhe fabulous villages ,the wonderful beaches and the delicious Cretan cuisine will make your holidays unforgettable!

The city of Chania:

  • The Munucupal Market, where you will find local products of the Cretan land
  • The Venetian Port for day and night fun
  • Splantzia, the old Turkish settlement which is now the ‘square 1821’

Nowadays, it is the second largest city of Crete after Heraklion and capital of the homonym prefecture. It is a place where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries.

The city is one of the most popular destinations in Crete The old town of Chania with its world-renowned Venetian lighthouse, the aristocratic suburb of Halepa, the Tabakaria (centre for leather production), the Neoria (arsenal) and Kum Kapi, teeming with bars, cafes, restaurants and elegant hotels are only few attractions of the city. The old and new city and is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Greece and for food lovers, it's a paradise!

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

The Marvelous Beaches

Elafonisi beach 

While all of Crete’s beaches are beautiful, there is something very special about the beaches that can be found on the island of Elafonisi. Located in South-west Crete, Elafonisi is separated from Crete’s shores by a very shallow lagoon. In fact, it is so shallow that visitors can easily walk the 200 meters (650 feet) to the island. The waters around this island are crystal clear, and its sand ranges from sparkling white to a soft pink hue.

Falasarna beach 

Τhe beach in Falassarna, one of the largest in the province. It is 59 kilometers west of Chania, and you need a vehicle to get there. Ιt is worth staying on the beach till sundown, to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Greece, where the sun “dives” in the water right in front of the horizon …

Mpalos beach 

It is one of those landscapes that one sees once in his lifetime and where the greatness of nature is fully depicted. To visit Mpalo beach you can board on one of the cruise boats that depart from Kissamos and sail to Mpalos and the islet of Gramvousa with its own lovely beach.

Natural Landscapes

Samaria Gorge 

The Samaria Gorge is a 16 km (10 miles) long canyon in southwest Crete. Walking the Samaria Gorge is extremely popular and more than a quarter million tourists do so each year. The walk takes 4 to 7 hours and passes through forests of ancient cypresses and pines, then cuts between vertical cliffs through the mountains to emerge at Agia Roumeli on the Libyan sea.

The Arkadi Monastery 

The Arkadi Monastery was the site of one of the most tragic incidents in Crete’s history. In 1866, the Cretan residents, who were then under Turkish rule, decided to revolt. At one point during the rebellion, more than 940 Greeks, mostly women and children, took sanctuary in the monastery.

Rethymnon Old Town 

The old town of Rethymnon (or Rethimno) is located in the midst of the modern city and features a rather unique blend of Venetian and Crete architecture. Rethymnon was established in 1204, after the Venetians had conquered Crete, so most of the remaining buildings in the old town area are of Venetian creation. The Old Town’s narrow streets and its small Venetian harbor are wonderful for walking, shopping, enjoying dinner at a small tavern and taking in Rethymnon’s remarkable architecture.

Agios Nikolaos 

Situated on lovely Mirabello Bay in eastern Crete, Agios Nikolaos offers visitors a mix of the modern and the traditional. It is a medium-size port town that is extremely picturesque and has some style and charm, which it exploits to the full. The town’s Lake Voulismeni, which is lined with charming small cafes and boutiques, has been the subject of a number of legends.

The Topolia Gorge 

The gorge of Topolia is located in western Crete, along the road that leads to Elafonissi.

 

MEDITERRANEAN DIET

 

It is essential for all the patients to have the right amount of protein, calories, fluids, vitamins and minerals each day. To strive towards being healthy and happy dialysis patients, they would need to: eat the right kind and right amount of food on a daily basis.

Vegetables, bread and whole-grain cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds. Extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed) as an important monounsaturated fat source. Eggs, dairy products, fish and poultry are consumed in low-to-moderate amounts

A healthy and balanced diet can help improve your general health and reduce risk of developing further problems.

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