Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion. The official population of the municipal unit (the former municipality) is 53,910, while the municipality has 108,642 inhabitants (2011). This consists of the city of Chania and several other towns and villages.

It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants. At the harbour entrance is a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences. Opposite, the Nautical Museum has model ships, naval objects and photographs. The former monastery of St. Francis houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. I've heard a lot about Chania lately. I must visit.

  2. Isn't that lovely! Great shot.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/11/moonlight-and-sunrise.html

  3. Those multi-coloured pastel buildings warm my heart. I am sitting here in southeastern Alberta, amid the snow and ice, wearing two pairs of socks with my slippers, but my feet are still cold. :)
    Thanks for the lovely visit to Crete via your camera.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Look at that rich blue water and colorful houses. I loved my 2 week trip to Greece but didn't visit Chania .. thanks for sharing

  5. It looks beautiful. I have not been to Crete for 3 years but would love to go back one day