The town of Chania is the second biggest on the island and it was its capital when Crete was intepented state 1898-1913.
It’s a charming town especially the old Venetian Town circled by walls around the old harbor is very lively at the evenings with a lot of lights, bars, cafe restaurants. The narrow winding streets are lined with old Venetian buildings some with coat of arms still visible and souvenir shops. The towns has it’s own sandy beach west of the old harbor but longer and beautiful beaches can be found out of the town.