Places to Visit in Chania on an Old Town Walk
Venetian Harbor and Lighthouse
Exhibition of Ancient Naval Architecture (Shipyard MORO)
Church of Agios Nikolaos
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chania
Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan or Giali Tzamisi
Maritime Museum of Crete
Streets of Chania
Places to Eat in Chania
We started with a Cretan salad, similar to Greek salad as it has tomato, cucumber, green pepper, olives, and onion, but a little different with the addition of Cretan rusk (kind of like croutons), cooked potato, and crumbled mizithra cheese instead of the chunk of feta. Since it was our last night on the island of Crete, we enjoyed some seafood, including octopus and squid. As is custom, our meal was completed with a bottle of raki and a selection of desserts.
Places to Stay in Chania
I also have to mention the friendliness of the staff. Before we even arrived, the hotel sent me a detailed email of things to do in Chania and the rest of Crete and places to eat in Chania. During our stay everyone always had a smile at the ready. When I asked about the best way to hike Samaria Gorge, they immediately offered to book us on an inexpensive tour, which meant no stress for us, and they took the time to explain everything we needed to know about the tour and our other options so we could make an educated choice. They provided us with the packed lunch mentioned above, a service I had no idea the hotel offered. When we were heading out for a drive to the beach, we were offered large beach towels to take with us. When we walked into the hotel we were always greeted with a smile and a hello, and whenever we walked out we were also acknowledged and told to have a great day or a nice evening. While I realize the front desk staff may have known we would be writing about the hotel, I witnessed this top level of customer service being given to other guests constantly as well. There are certain hotels you visit in your lifetime which you look back upon fondly and wish you could visit over and over again. Porto Veneziano Hotel is one of those hotels.
Chania Car Rental
Thank you to Porto Veneziano Hotel and AutoClub Car Rental for hosting our time in Crete and making this post possible. As always, all opinions are my own.