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Learn Greek in Chania
Chania in the west of Crete, with a population of 50/60,000 is the second largest town on the Island.
Chania is divided into two parts: The New Town which is where the day to day business goes on, with its shops and offices, the post office and banks, the renowned indoor market and the bus station, and the Old Town, built around the Venetian harbour with numerous picturesque narrow streets and architecture showing the influence of decades of foreign domination. The Old Town is also the centre of nightlife with many bars and clubs. Don’t forget to visit the lighthouse and Firkas fort where during the summer months, many theatrical performances and shows take place at the fort.
The landscape varies in Crete: there are exotic sandy beaches with crystal clear seas, high green mountains, gorges, like the famous gorge of Samaria as well as traditional mountain and coastal villages. The beaches around Chania are famous for their turtles that lay their eggs on the beaches.
One of the most attractive parts of Chania is regarded as the showing-off parade of the Greeks. It is customary that from 22.00hrs the locals (in their Sunday best) stroll along to be seen and to meet friends, in order to enjoy the last hours of the day with a chat and a cool drink.
The climate is mild/hot and Mediterranean. During the winter the temperature is between 12 oC –13oC, and in the summer you can enjoy temperatures of between 25oC- 27 oC sometimes reaching 35 oC!
Chania is full of restaurants to suit every taste, serving a huge selection of international cuisine (European, American even Asian) and of course traditional Greek and Cretan food. The variety of cuisine and dining experiences is one of the major attractions of Chania. While Greek food is renowned for its wonderful flavours and fresh ingredients, Crete is especially famous for its seafood, and, you don’t have to empty your bank account to enjoy the most sumptuous of dishes. In addition, excellent wine is available since Chania produces high quality of red, rose, or white wine. Also, traditional Greek drinks like restina, ouzo or tsikoudia, are available and one of the must haves whilst in Chania.