Local Area Information

Area

Located close to the city center of Chania and its attractions, Kounoupidiana is an area ideal for a relaxing holiday in Crete. All the facilities you may need, like shops, bakery and pharmacies are in a walking distance. Perfect for both couples and families, is ideally positioned to avoid the hustle and bustle of a city but still enjoy the nearby beaches and the major landmarks of broader Chania perfecture!  Close to  Venizelos Graves, which has magnificent views from amongst the trees, on a hill above Chania, across the town, Venetian harbour and sweeping over the sea & beyond.

Neigborhood

The neighborhood is quite and the neighbors are friendly and hospitable.  There is always parking space available at the road outside the apartment for your car. 

In a walking distance you are in the center of the city (Kounoupidiana) where you can find all the stores open for you six days of the week and also some tourists’ shops, open 7 days a week.

There are also 2 big Super Markets at walking distance.

   

Transportation

Although there is a Bus stop at the main road (walking distance from the apartment) it is advised to have a car (own / rent) in order to have every time the option to visit Chania center, near beaches, or explore the Chania county that offers many attractions like: traditional villages, world famous beaches, waterpark, nightlife etc.

Bus schedule: Kounoupidiana-Chania: Every hour until 24:00

Ticket price 1,70 €

 

Distances

Home - Airport: 9.6km

Home - City Center: 6,8km

Famous beaches in the area:

Saint Onoufrios Beach: 3,2 km

Kalathas Beach: 4 km (Blue Flag awarded beach)

Stavros Beach (famous as Zorbas Beach): 9,6 km

Seitan Limania: 14.2km

Marathi: 11.7km

Loutraki: 10.8km

 

Chania city

Chania will steal your heart. Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Venetians, Ottomans… all came through here, creating a multicultural corner of Crete. Wandering around the port, you’ll encounter the Venetian lighthouse, the Grand Arsenal, Kum Kapi and Halepa. You’ll enjoy pulsating bars and restaurants, as well as significant cultural sites. 

If  you want to go to the city then here are some tips to make your visit better. Some very famous landmarks of our city are the old port, the venetian lighthouse and the closed market. In the upper part of the road Skalidi you will find many clothing shops but if you are looking for something a bit more local we would recommend taking a stroll in Tzanakaki street. If you are looking for traditional souvenirs and local products the best place to find them is the old port. At the far side of it near the entrance to the lighthouse there are many sea food restaurants. At the other side of it there are various cafes with great view of the sea and if you walk up Chalidon road you will find many ice cream shops along with many tourist shops as well. To get into the Greek culture though you absolutely have to try our traditional specialty, souvlaki. You will find many shops that sell it scattered around the whole city but the most common ones are the ones on Skalidi street. 

Beyond the town of Chania are the famous beaches of Agia Marina, Stalos and Platanias. Go a little further and you’ll find the exotic beaches of Balos and Falasarna. In southern Chania, the world-famous Samaria Gorge invites you to explore it. So much to do, so little time! 

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Highlights
  • family friendly
  • free parking area
  • 13' from Chania center (by car)
  • quiet neighborhood
  • walking distance from shopping area
  • wide range of beaches available
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