Hania in detail


From Plateia 1866, the Venetian Harbour is a short walk north up Halidon. Zambeliou, once Hania’s main thoroughfare, is lined with craft shops, small hotels and tavernas. The slightly bohemian Splantzia quarter, running from Plateia 1821 between Daskalogianni and Halidon, brims with atmospheric restaurants and cafes, boutique hotels and traditional shopping. The headland near the lighthouse separates the Venetian Harbour from the crowded town beach in the modern Nea Hora quarter.


The town beach 2km west of the Venetian Harbour at Nea Hora is crowded but convenient if you just want to cool off and get some rays. Koum Kapi is less used (and less clean). For better swimming, keep heading west to the beaches (in order) of Hrysi Akti, Agioi Apostoli and Kalamaki, which are all served by local buses heading towards Platanias.