Seeking the real is to experience people, customs and life in all its simplicity even when travelling. Mingle with the locals, taste authentic Cretan flavors and make yourself at home with people you’d be happy to fall into casual conversation with anywhere you go.
History and tradition of hospitality in Chania and Crete
The tradition of hospitality in Chania and Crete is an essential element of the local society through its long history.
Wonderful eccentric beaches, impressive monuments from another era, they all lie at your fingertips when visiting the enchanting island of Crete.
The village of Kolymvari and Rodopou Peninsula
Kolymvari village, with its authentic Cretan village feeling, is one of the best places in Chania to stay. And if you combine it with the magnificent Rodopou Peninsula, you have one of the most unique travel destinations in Crete, full of hidden treasures to discover.
Kolymvari beach is a characteristic beach in northwest Chania, located in one of the most picturesque bays in Crete. Unknown to many visitors, it is one of the best tranquil beaches in the island.
Kucuk Hasan Pasha Mosque, or Yiali Tzamisi, in Chania city
Kucuk Hasan Pasha Mosque, or Yiali Tzamisi, is the only surviving mosque from the Ottoman era in Chania city. Also called Mosque of the Janissaries, this building with the striking architecture is located in what is possibly the most central spot in the Old Venetian Harbour.
The Venetian Arsenalia
The Venetian Arsenalia (or Neoria) are among the most prominent historical buildings in the Old Venetian Harbour of Chania. Originally used as dockyards, their architecture defines the eastern part of today's harbour.