Connections Chania: The airport is 8km away, and receives many flights from Britain in the summer. Buses from Chania go to all destinations in western Crete. To get to Eastern Crete, you have to catch the bus to Iraklio which stops in Rethymno. From 6am to 8pm there is at least one such bus an hour. It takes three hours to get to Iraklio, and about one and a half hours to Rethymno.
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Accommodation Chania: There is a campground (Chania
Camping) 3km west of Chania (take the bus to Kalamaki
beach from the bus station in Chania and tell the driver
where you want to go). Sadly, Chania has no hostel. The
cheapest pension is George’s Pension located in the
centre, where a room should not cost more than €25.
Diana Rooms nearly is also a good choice. There are a lot of hotels in and around Chania in the mid- to high-price ranges. Cheap accommodation is harder to find – especially in the summer. A cheap and good hotel you can book in the internet is Hotel Alexis about 2 km from the centre of Chania.
Food in Chania: Fast food can be found on every street of Chania, though surprisingly you won’t find a McDonalds. In the touristy port area the restaurants are overpriced rip-offs. The restaurant Doloma, 300 metres east of the port has good food at reasonable prices. Chania is also home to more bars and nightclub than anywhere else on the island. Rudi’s Beer House is an amusing place; a German-style bar run by an Austrian in Chania’s old town district. Out of season, Chania’s nightlife is dominated by American soldiers, stationed in Souda (Chania’s main port).
Sights in Chania
Old Port and Old Town: From the Market Hall you can reach the old port with five minutes walk. There are many stores and bars for the tourists, who flock here during the season. The Old Town around the port is the nicest on Crete.
Splazzia: A nice district in the
eastern part of central Chania. You can walk around the
smally streets, go shopping or have a quiet Greek coffee
whilst soaking up the ambiance.