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Crete-Chania. Recreation and tours 2017

Description

Chania: the Cretan Pearl

The region of Chania in the western part of the island is characterized by the impressive mountains of Lefka Ori (White Mountains), beautiful sandy beaches and the famous national park, which occupies the bigger part of the region.

Flourishing capital

Chania – is the capital of the region, a city, featuring Old and New Towns, Venetian mansions, fountains, marvelous churches, museums, Turkish and Jewish districts. 

Cuisine

Try some traditional Cretan specialties in Chania: eggs with staka (butter), cretan kalitsounia (sweet mini cheese pies), lamb served with spiny chicory, dacos (the traditional hard Cretan bread accompanied with tomato, mizithra cheese and plenty of virgin Cretan oil), snails boubouristì (popping fried snails), haniotiko boureki (patty from Chania, a vegetable specialty) and kserotigana (honey dipped spiral pastries).