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Chania - Crete

25/05/2011 11:57 am — George

The prefecture of Chania is one of the four prefectures of Crete and covers the western part of the island. It has an area of 2,376 square kilometers and about 134,000 residents. It is mainly a mountainous region but by velvety beaches, particularly in the southern part, where it is next to the Libyan Sea.The prefecture of Chania constitutes a special place that offers amazing natural beauties and also various comforts, without spoiling its identity.Capital of the prefecture is the romantic, cozy and beautiful city of Chania. It is a city built on the sea, which combines in a particularly picturesque way both old and modern architecture.In this beautiful place you can enjoy the largest and most impressive gorge in Europe, the famous Samaria Gorge. Its length is 18km and the crossing is only possible during summer months.