Dikastirio Prefecture of Chania

Dikastirio Prefecture of Chania

Dikastirio Prefecture of Chania Dikastiria chania chania aerial creations Freedom Square,Chania, Greece/Includes the city of Chania, the peninsula of Akrotiri to the east and stretches westwards almost to Kolymbari. It extends to the south all the way to the White Mountains.The coastal part of Kydonia is the main touristic area of West Crete. Along a very long beach, there is an almost uninterrupted line of hotels and apartments, one locality merging into the next one. Moving inland, you will pass through very green lowlands. The main crop here is oranges and other citrus fruit. Further to the south, you start climbing into the hills, the vegetation changes to olive groves. Eventually you arrive into mountainous areas. Chania, the capital city of West Crete has a population of over 50.000. The centre of Chania is the old town, well worth a visit with its wealth of ancient buildings and houses. The modern part of the city is expanding quite fast and Chania is developing a traffic congestion problem - it simply wasn't built for the present amount of cars - which can make driving around and parking (mind parking tickets, they are expensive!) a frustrating experience. Chania has a beach in town (towards the western end of town) and a couple of beaches a little further to the west (within walking distance - it is best to follow the coast and not the road).The peninsula of Akrotiri is situated immediately east of Chania. Amongst the charms of Akrotiri are the wild range of hills which run along the northern edge of it, its monasteries (especially Katholiko), several pretty beaches (see under beaches) - which are unfortunately a little overrun by the inhabitants of Chania at the weekend - and lots of flowers in the spring. There are not many tourist developments in the area. On the negative side there are a number of military installations, a naval base and the Greek airforce uses the airport of Chania for training so there can be a lot of airplane noise. www.west-crete.com chania aerial creations

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