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Ferry tickets to Chania

Information about Chania and its port

You will find bellow information about ferries from/to Chania, photos and description of the port.
The main port of Chania is Souda, about 4 km east of Chania Town. There are direct ferries from Piraeus to Chania almost every day and the trip takes about 8 hours.


About Chania

 

Chania boasts of a beautiful and well preserved natural zone with various flora and fauna variety. Rare herbs and plants grow in the mountains of Chania and rare animals live in the wild gorges, such as the unique Cretan kri-kri, a kind of wild goat that is found only in Crete and particularly in the White Mountains of Chania.

Despite this beautiful natural environment around it, Chania Town is also an urban settlement with great facilities and a cosmopolitan outlook. The city advanced economically and architecturally mostly by the Venetians. The Old Town of Chania, with buildings from the Venetian and the Turkish Era, form today a romantic area to walk around. On your way, apart from old houses, you will also find many lovely churches and museums that depict the history and culture of the whole island.

The most romantic corner of Chania town is certainly its old port, with small fishing boats moored along the marinas, the lighthouse on one side, which has become the trademark of the town over the years, and the open sea beyond. The waterfront of Chania is a lovely area for walking in the evening. Many cafeterias and restaurants line the waterfront.

Apart from Chania, another popular resort of the prefecture is Kissamos. On the way from Chania Town to Kissamos, you will find the most tourist places of the area, such as Maleme, Germaniko Pouli, and Platanias. Famous beaches are also found on the southern side of Chania Prefecture, such as Chora Sfakion and Paleochora.

Apart from its beautiful landscape, Chania and all Crete is particularly famous for its food. Scientists say that the Cretan diet is the healthiest diet in the world and helps to confront many problems. Moreover, the ingredients used by the locals are all produced in Crete, so they are of high quality.

Photos of Chania

About Chania Port

Connected ports to Chania

Athens, Piraeus

Port description

The commercial port of Chania is not actually the famous Venetian Port in Chania Town. Ferries from Piraeus arrive in the port of Souda, about 4 km from Chania Town. This port is larger in size, deeper and allows traffic to spread away from Chania Town.

Directions

Regular buses connect Agora Square in Chania Town to the port of Souda. Also the port is connected by bus to tourist places in the prefecture of Chania and to Rethymnon Town.

Photos of Chania port

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