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There are many routes in the prefecture of Chania that could be recommended and combine human culture with the work of nature, full of constant change of scenery, impressions and feelings.Heading east on the coastal road from Hania, you come across the tiny village of Kalami that has a panoramic view of the gulf and island of Souda and the imposing fortress of Itzedin. The road continues through the coastal village of Kalives, with its beautiful sandy beaches, and then through the charming Almirida, a small fishing village. You can then turn inland and head southwards to the traditional village of Gavalohori, where there is a noteworthy folkloric museum. A few kilometres to the south-eastern direction, the hospitable village of Vamos with its intense traditional hue and agrotouristic activity lies. The road continues eastwardly and meets the shore once again at the long sandy beach of Georgioupolis, where water sports are available. The itinerary for this part of Chania may end at the quaint village of Kourna, with a visit to the lake of the same name, where the mountains that surround it are mirrored in its surface and create a magical sight. In close proximity to Kournas, on the east and in the prefecture of Rethymno, is where the lushly green Argyroupolis is located.

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In Akrotiri, at the hill of Profiti Ilia, which has a magnificent view of the city of Chania and sunsets like one has never seen before, the Tombs of Venizelos lie. On the tour of Akrotiri one will remark on the wild beauty and the many small, traditional villages. Past the airport, one can visit the monastery of Agia Triada and continuing north reach the monastery of Gouverneto. From there one can walk down to the Arkoudospilo (Bear Cave) and even further down to the Cave of Agios Ioannis the Hermit and the old monastery. If you are in search of beaches, those of Kalathas in the west, Stavros in the north and Marathi in the east can offer water sports or beach activities. In the south, the road cuts across the lush, green village of Stylos with its abundant cool, flowing springs and taking a very scenic route the excursionist reaches Vryses with its towering, shady plane trees. East of the village, close to the intersection with the national road he will discover the "Greek Arch", an impressive bridge from Hellenistic time. Continuing north on a delightful, mountainous route, through the wildest and most unspoilt landscape in all of Crete, through the unique wild beauty of the White Mountains the road traverses the plateau of Askyfou and reaches the scenic Chora Sfakion. From this location, the excursionist has the opportunity to commute by boat to Loutro, the most picturesque village of Sfakia, with a most stunning bay.

From there you can head eastwardly and reach Fragokastelo, tour the historical fort, and delight in the long stretch of clean, sandy beach. South of Hania, the road leads to the foot of the White Mountains, through a wild gorge densely covered with vegetation to the small plateau of Theriso, the site of the rebellion of 1905 which occurred under the leadership of the great politician. This is where one can visit the Headquarters of Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as the newly established House of National Resistance, a place that pays homage to the struggle, the altruism, the self-sacrifice and the visions of the resistance. Continuing south, the road passes through the quaint villages of Zourva and Meskla and descends into the fertile plain of Chania. It then continues through Fournes and Lakkoi, a historical village due to the fact that it is the site of the rebellions against the Turkish rule, and ends at the plateau of Omalos. Another scenic route through the lush, green plain of Chania towards the south, leads the excursionist through the orange groves of Alikianos and Skines to the wild slopes of the White Mountain range to end up in the tiny village of Agia Irene from where a gorge begins. From Rodovani, where the antiquities of Elyros are found, the excursionist can head eastwardly, hike for one hour through a gorge, the uphill and downhill of a mountain and reach the sublime pebbly beach and crystal clear waters of Sougia.

This excursion can be combined with a tour of the antiquities of Syia and with an impressive archaeological exploration of Lissos. Alternatively, he can continue west through a staggering route of steep and barren southern shores, a remote and wild landscape and reach Paleochora where there is a welcoming, sandy beach awaiting. To the west the road cuts across Kisamos which is just a short distance from the archaeological site of Polyrhenia. If you head towards the inland you will be held spellbound by the beauty of its landscape. You will cross the gorge of Topolia and reach the chestnut tree villages of mountainous Kisamos from where you can either head towards Elafonisi or towards Paleochora through Kantanos. Following the road west of Kisamos you will reach the village of Platanos, just a few kilometres away from the majestic beach and the site of ancient Falasarna. Heading north on a very scenic route of barren, rocky land and a breathtaking view of the sea, you reach the monastery of Chrysoskalitssa, with the ninety steps and the panoramic view. The exotic beach of Elafonisi, and the beautiful beach of Kedrodasos lie in the east.