Visitors can enjoy traditional Cretan festivities and share all types of events with the locals, from modest religious ceremonies and traditional festivals to grand celebrations of national holidays like the 28th of October and the 25th of March. The anniversary of the Battle of Crete with the participation of war veterans from Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand in May is also event worth seeing.
Cretans always find occasions to celebrate: The production of Tsikoudia (or Raki) – called Rakokazano, wine making, the gathering of olives or oranges are all perfect opportunities for a traditional celebration in many villages. The chestnut harvest in the villages Elos and Prasses in October and the harvesting of cherries in Karanos in June are celebrated with grand festivities.
Engagement ceremonies, weddings and baptisms are often open to everyone. These celebrations have an abundance of food and drinks are always accompanied by live Cretan music, dancing and a hospitable demeanor.
Your entertainment options, however, are not limited to traditional festivities. During the day you can combine your swim with fun at any of the hundreds of beach bars that are mainly located in the Chania Bay, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kissamos, Paleochora and Georgioupoli.
Nightlife begins at the quaint Venetian harbor of Chania that houses many hotels, coffee shops and bars. This area is preferred by older crowds and those seeking something more romantic.
The younger crowds who are seeking something more intense gather in cosmopolitan Platanias that is full of bars and night clubs. Many beach parties are also organized during the summer months in the area.
Chania is place where you will always find something fun to do. Here celebrations, dancing and fun last for as long as you wish...