The Prefecture of Chania is on the western end of Crete and is 2,376 square kilometers. The coastline of Chania is over 250 kilometers long. Chania has a population of 150,000 and is divided into five provinces: Apokoronas, Kissamos, Kidonia, Selino and Sfakia. The capital of the prefecture of Chania is the city of Chania which is situated in the northeast section of the prefecture and is its administrative, financial and commercial center. The city has two entrances: the airport at Akrotiri and the port of Souda (the largest port in the Mediterranean).
Chania is an ideal tourism destination highlighting not only the usual duo of “sun and sea” but also the natural environment, the culture, the area’s history and the advantages of the Cretan diet and the agricultural products as well as the locals’ high quality of life.