Explore Chania from several different perspectives by walking through its most historical district and then cruising around the harbor and on to a nearby island. Once the capital of Crete, Chania was originally constructed around a Venetian port in what is now the Old Town. While meandering through the charming labyrinth of streets, you can expect to see elegant Venetian buildings, Turkish fountains, Jewish quarters, Christian churches, mosques and synagogues. The diversity is remarkable, which makes Chania all the more intriguing to explore.
You will be treated to yet another view of the city while cruising toward Lazaretta, an uninhabited island that was a leper colony in the 17th century. Feel free to take a refreshing swim, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and stretch out on the small but inviting beach. Back in Old Town, you will have time to browse the abundant shops for merchandise as varied as handbags, herbs and sponges.
• Walk through Chania’s irresistible Old Town while admiring the architecture and shopping.
• See Chania from a delightful water perspective while cruising the harbor.
• Relax, swim and snorkel on Lazaretta, an uninhabited island not far offshore.