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This is a popular place with outdoor tables near the Great Arsenal...
The Naval Museum has an interesting collection of model ships dating from the Bronze Age, and naval instruments, paintings, photographs and memorabilia from the Battle of Crete...
One of the best seafood restaurant in Hania, Akrogiali is on the beach side of the new town. The fish is fresh and the accompaniments are superb...
Four daily flights to Athens (€76 to €123) and one to Thessaloniki (€125 to €135)...
This outfit offers a PADI certification course (€370) and daily diving trips around Hania (two dives €75), including beginner dives...
A Hania institution housed in a restored Venetian building, Fagotto offers the smooth sounds of jazz and light rock and blues. Jazz paraphernalia includes a saxophone beer tap. Note that it gets busy only after 10pm.
Eight kilometres south of town, near Varypetro, this giant waterpark has enough pools, slides and rides to keep kids' tempers cool, along with cafes and pool bars for adults. Buses leave regularly from the bus station.
Further along the harbour, the arty cafe-bar Ta Duo Lux remains a perennial favourite hang-out for a younger alternative crowd and is popular day and night. Along this strip you will also find Bororo and Hippopotamos.
In Agia Marina, 8km southwest of the old town, Trekking Plan offers hikes to Agia Irini and Imbros Gorges, and climbs of Mt Gingilos, as well as canyoning, rappelling, rock climbing, and kayaking and mountain-biking ...
Hania’s famous covered market is a good-value place for self-caterers to stock up on supplies, as well as stop for lunch. It’s also good for take-home purchases such as spices, honey, olive oils and wines.
Visit the local EOS branch to get the scoop on various outdoor sports, including serious climbing in the Lefka Ori, mountain refuges and the E4 trail. EOS also runs regular weekend excursions.
Has a daily boat at 9pm from Piraeus to Hania (€33, nine hours) and at 1am from Hania to Piraeus. In July and August there is also a morning ferry from Piraeus (€33). For drivers, car tickets are €78.
A former Turkish prison is the backdrop for this interesting collection of model ships from the Bronze Age as well as naval instruments, paintings, photographs and memorabilia from the Battle of Crete.
This Hania institution in a Venetian building offers smooth jazz, soft rock and blues in a setting brimming with jazz paraphernalia, including a saxophone beer tap. It doesn’t get busy until after 10pm.
Explore on foot the ancient cities, mountains and villages along Crete's southwest coast
This classy store has great postcards with old photos, lithographs and engravings, handmade gifts, Cretan music as well as a good range of travel, coffee-table and art books.
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