Chania is the most western town in Crete and considered the most beautiful city in Greece. It is after Heraklion the largest city of Crete. You can reach Chania by ferry boat and plane. Chania has it’s own international airport and big port. The long sandy beaches on the northern coast of Crete run slowly into the sea. The villages here on the west side of Chania are very organized and offer accommodation and entertainment in all categories. They are all organized to the needs of families. You can combine a day at the beach with a stroll into Chania city in the evening. The old harbor and the street around it are a car free zone. You will find cozy shops and atmospheric restaurants. For children there is a city park with a small zoo and a playground. You can also visit the market hall, with stalls offering everything from colorful food to children's toys. Chania is also the starting point of a visit to the famous gorge of Samaria. This is a must-do excursion suitable for older children. Young children will enjoy a visit to the tropical white beaches of Elafonissi en Gramvoussa or a boat trip in Suda Bay around the historic Akrotiri peninsula.