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  • 1. Automatic Chania Photos and informations

2. Crete

  • Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.It is part of the regional government of Greece and is divided into four prefectures: Heraklion, Chania, Lasithi and Rethymno. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 27001420 BC), one of the first civilizations in Europe.

3. Chania (peripheral unit)

  • Chania peripheral unit, often informally termed 'Western Crete', is a beautiful and in many parts unspoilt part of the island. Districts include verdant Apokoronas, mountainous Sfakia, and Selino in the far South West corner. Some other notable towns in the Chania prefecture are: Hora Sfakion, Kastelli-Kissamos, Palaiochora, Maleme, Vryses, Vamos, Georgioupolis and Kalives.
  • The natural park of Samaria Gorge, a major tourist attraction and a refuge for the rare Cretan wild goat or kri kri, is in the South of the peripheral unit. The White Mountains or Lefka Ori, through which the Samaria, Aradena, Imbros and other gorges run, are the limestone peaks topped by snow until May that occupy much of Chania peripheral unit. They contain more than 40 peaks over 2,000 meters high. The highest peak in this area is Pachnes, at 2,453 meters above sea level.
  • Crete's only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas, is in the peripheral unit close to the border with Rethymno peripheral unit, 47 km from Chania. It is relatively large, with a perimeter of 3.5 km. The lake used to be called 'Korisia' after ancient 'Korion', a city thought to be in the area with a temple to Athena. The lake used to be reportedly full of eels but now is better known for its terrapins and tourists. Tavernas and pedalo rental shops line part of the shore. Overall, however, the lake retains its beauty, the White Mountains reflected in the mirror-like waters.

4. Chania - Before Sunset 5. Chania - After Sunset 6. Chania 7. The Municipal Market 8. The Municipal Market 9. French Academy 10. New Hora - Beach Chania 11. Port - Chania 12. port of Chania 13. Port of Chania 14. Chania 15. 16. Exotic Crete 17. Lake Kourna 18. Lake Kourna 19. Gramvoussa 20. Stranded 21. venetian stronghold in Gramvousa 22. venetian fortress in Gramvousa 23. Libyan Sea 24. Samaria Gorge 25. Port of Chania Gorge Samaria 26. Potamita 27. Balos Lagoon 28. Balos Beach 29. Balos Beach 30. The lagoon of Balos 31. Morning in Balos 32. Elafonissi Beach 33. Elafonissi 34. Elafonissi 35. Elafonissi 36. Frangokastello 37. Beach Frangokastello 38. 39. The old port of Chania 40. CHANIA old port 41. Chania 42. aleme cemetery 43. Monastery of Gonia 44. Chapel Gramvoussa 45. Monastery of ChrissoskalitissaMoni Agias Triadas 46. LETS PRAY 47. The church in the middle of the seaGeorgioupolis, Hania, Crete. The church of St.Nickolas 48. Hora Sfakion 49. Kasteli Kissamou 50. Kasteli 51. Hania lighthouse 52. Hania lighthouse 53. Chania in the evening COPYRIGHTS TO ALL PHOTOS AND MUSIC BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL AUTHORS. Music :NanaMouskuri-APlacein My Heart

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