Chania ranks among the most popular and exceptional destinations, not solely within Crete, but across the entirety of Greece. Within the captivating city of Chania, City Moments introduces two exceptional properties that offer the epitome of pure luxury.
City Moments Penthouse, gracefully positioned at 7 Mixelidaki Street, presents a modern retreat that resides in the very heart of the city center of Chania. It is surrounded by newly designed buildings, in a modern area that offers impeccable views of the sea and the Venetian harbor. The emblematic Municipal Market of Chania stands just steps away from the penthouse, while the inviting shores of Koum Kapi beach are only 700 meters away. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city center, where you can explore a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, and nearby cultural landmarks such as the Municipal Art Gallery, Metropolis Square, and the Catholic Church. Additionally, Nea Chora Beach is located within a short 2-kilometer distance, offering a picturesque fishing harbor and an array of delightful seafood dining options.
Meanwhile, City Moments Villa, gracefully situated at 39 Giampoudaki Street within a short distance from Chania's city center, offers stunning elegance and provides the perfect blend of modern comforts and historical charm. Nestled in proximity to a variety of restaurants, cafes, and markets, the villa's strategic location offers both convenience and tranquility. Moreover, the Koum Kapi Beach just a kilometer away, invites you to enjoy the sunny shores.
Let's not forget the splendor of nearby stunning beaches such as the famous Seitan Limania, Marathi, Stavros, and Agioi Apostoloi, all easily accessible from both properties, offering a swift journey to the shores. Whether your stay is driven by leisure or business, City Moments’ exceptional properties guarantee an unforgettable living experience.
Marathi Beach is located in the area of Akrotiri, 16 km northeast of Chania center. The beach has three coves and a small port. It is very popular with the locals and has umbrellas, sunbeds, and restaurants. The turquoise waters remain calm and tranquil even when winds bring crashing waves to other beaches in the area. You can also rent paddleboards, kayaks, and pedalos at the beach
Agioi Apostoloi Beach is located 4 km east of Chania center in the area of Daratso. It is one of the most popular and easily accessible beaches in Chania with plenty of accommodation options and restaurants nearby. The beach has small protected woods and is known for a summer beach volleyball competition. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas at the beach.
Stavros Beach is located in the northern region of Chania, Crete, Greece. The beach became widely popular in the 70’s as it featured scenes from the film Zorba the Greek (1964) where Anthony Quinn is seen dancing on the beach of Stavros. The beach is a dreamy sandy cove and an excellent spot for relaxing holidays. You can easily access this beach within 20 km from Chania Town. It is a popular summer destination among the locals but the limited tourist development leaves the area totally unspoilt.
Swim into the pristine waters and relax at the powdery white sand. This seductive coastline is definitely a paradise on earth which should be inked in on everyone’s whish list.
The exotic paradise situated on an island lagoon in southwestern Crete that makes every visitor be enthralled by the shallow turquoise waters and the fine white and pink sand.
A unique experience that will capture your heart at once. Balos Lagoon is a magical blend of colors coming in perfect contrast with the natural surroundings of Crete. Located at the northwest part of the island, the beach has fairly become a landmark due to its beauty.
Paleochora is a small town located south of Chania. Paleochora’s beaches are some of the bests in south-western Crete. A pristine coastline travels 18 kilometres along the shore of Paleochora. Like a bride flaunting an aqua wedding gown train, Paleochora proudly displays a continuous line of beaches that lace around the luminous Libyan Sea. No need to leave town to bask in the best!
Stefanou Beach is located at the position of Seitan Limania 22km northeast of Chania. The wider area is named Seitan Limania, after the wild landscape, the steep cliffs, and the strong sea streams. A tiny fantastic beach is shaped, with deep azure waters, namely the beach of Stefanou. The beach has fine pebbles and sand, transferred there from the nearby quarry through the canyon.
A small traditional village by the sea with a big history. Take a boat to visit the secluded beaches with turquoise clean waters. Numerous amazing beaches with peddles or sand is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Some of the beaches are Loutro, Marmara, Iligkas, Agios Pavlos, Glyka Nera, etc.
The beach of Preveli is located 35km south of Rethymnon and 12km east of Plakias at the exit of the Kourtaliotiko gorge where the river Megas Potamos meets the sea. Along the river, there is a large forest of the rare Cretan date palm Phoenix theophrasti. This gives the area a unique, almost tropical look and has certainly contributed to making this beach very famous and popular despite its remoteness.
Diplohahalo. On the cove’, huge marble rocks are standing high to protect the beach from the bad weather.
In this part of Crete there are the four wonderful beaches of Amoudi, Damnoni, Klisidi, Amoudaki, Agios Pavlos, Ligres and Triopetra Beach all of which are a short walking distance from one to the other.
Amoudi has thick white sand and rocky seabed, ideal for diving and snorkeling, and the waters have a bright green color. Next to the beach, there are many tamarisk trees, under which you can find shade and camp.
Following the road towards the east, the first beach to be found is the Ammoudaki which consists of two tiny bays. It is hidden between two oblong rocks. White-sanded coast is washed by aquamarine cold waters and is widely preferred by the nudists.
To the west of Mikro Ammoudi there is a cave with incredible blue colors. On the east side of the beach you can find a passing-through hole in the water that connects Mikro Ammoudi with Kleisidi beach. The two beaches are one dive away.
Matala is located at the exit of a small valley, which forms an enclosed bay with nice view to the islands of Paximadia.There is a beautiful sandy beach, 300m long, with fine gravel and crystal clear deep water. Moreover, the seabed is quite rocky in some places (especially in the central part of the bach) and waves are common, due to frequent west winds. It is famous for the carved caves in the rocks and the hippies of the '70s.
The Harbour was carefully built in the 14th century for commercial purposes and for protection against pirate raids. Today it is a point of reference for the city of Chania and a much-photographed place with a touch of magic! One of the best views of the old port and Chania’s old town can be found by taking a pleasant stroll along the Venetian seawall to the 19th-century lighthouse.
Walking in the Botanical Park offers spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge of plants and their material. Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, and medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!
The Samaria Gorge is the most famous trekking gorge in Europe and a part of the European E4 hiking trail. For many visitors, it is the sole purpose of their visit to Crete. The length of the gorge reaches 14.5km and takes almost 5-7 hours to hike from Xyloskalo at Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli beach, depending on the trekking pace. Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe.
Located near the village of Elafonissi, the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a 17th-century Orthodox Christian monastery built on a rock. Legend states that it received the name Chrissoskalitissa because one of the many steps leading up to the monastery was gold. Built during Venetian times, the monastery now is a famous pilgrimage site and includes a folklore museum.
Lake Kournas is located in the village of Kournas. It is in the Apokoronas municipality of Chania regional unit close to the border with Rethymno regional unit, 47 km from the town of Chania. Kournas is a fairly large village perched on a hill overlooking the lake. Crete's only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas, is relatively large, with a perimeter of 3.5 km. There is a nature preserve on the Southwest side of the lake. There is a rustic road from the North of the lake to the Hills on the West of the lake. Across the lake, restaurants and cafes can be found.
The Archaeological Museum of Chania is in Chalepa, a historic suburb in Chania, housed in an iconic building constituting a landmark for the whole city. The museum's permanent collection is developed in three main halls on the ground floor and one more on the first floor, presenting the wealth of archaeological material that has been retrieved from the periphery of Chania over the course of time.
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.
Don’t miss to enjoy a glass of wine in one of the most reputable wineries in Crete, Greece!
Visit a winery to taste its homemade wines on the tasting terrace, see the beautiful vineyards, eat lunch or dinner at the restaurant, take a cooking class, and more! Combine a tasting with lunch or dinner at the restaurant and sit among the beautiful olive trees and orange groves and take in the wild peacefulness of your surroundings.