Hania is a place where it is close to
impossible to get bored or to miss out on
all these forms of entertainment that await
you. Here the festivities never end as long
as that is what your heart desires.
Throughout the day non-stop amusement is
offered on the seashores of the prefecture
especially on the shore of the gulf of
Chania, from Chania, Agia Marina, Platania,
Gerani, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kisamos and
Paleochora as well as on the shore of
Georgioupolis and Kavros with its hundreds
of eateries, beach bars and water activities
available. Nightlife reaches its climax at
the charming Venetian port of Chania, which
boasts a large number of restaurants, trendy
cafes and bars.
If you really want to let
your hair loose you can also pay a visit to
Platanias in the evening or night hours
where there is a plethora of bars and clubs
making it ideal for nightlife. Do not forget
to look for those wonderful beach parties
that many nightclubs and bars offer on the
sandy shores on those warm summer nights.
The production of tsikoudia - the "rakokazano"
(copper cauldron for distilling raki), the
harvesting and treading of the grapes, the
harvesting of the olives and the oranges,
are all an opportunity for a celebration in
the eyes of the Cretan.
Particularly the harvesting
of the chestnut in Elos Kisamou and in Prase
of Kydonia in October and the harvesting of
the cherry in Karanou Selino are celebrated
in a unique fashion. Impressive are the
ceremonies which surround engagements,
weddings and baptisms which are often open
events where a bountiful amount of food and
drink are served and are always accompanied
by live traditional music, dancing and a
The formal cultural celebrations are also of
very high quality like that of the Cultural
Summer of the Municipality of Chania which
comprises theatrical and musical
performances, art exhibitions and concerts,
with various relevant activities being
organized in every municipality of the
prefecture. Of particular interest are the
festivities for the Battle of Crete in May,
Naval Week in July, with Souda as the focal
point, Agricultural August and the
festivities in Itzedin in honour of the full
moon of August. Welcome to beautiful Chania.
We hope that you leave here feeling relaxed
and rejuvenated from its life -giving energy
having satiated all of your heart's desires,
except for one…the desire to return soon.