Where to buy souvenirs
At the Old Harbor of Chania, the Venetian Lighthouse is considered as the reference point of city’ s beauty and history. The Old Town of Chania has small alleys that remind the Byzantine, Turkish and Venetian elements. At the same time, exquisite restaurants and bars give a sense of modernness. Guests should go for a stroll along the harbor and visit the small shops located at the picturesque alleys where they can buy a variety of Cretan products and much more.
Skrydlov Street is one of the most commercial streets in Chania, located behind the Municipal Market. There, you will find the street with the characteristic name “Stivanadika”. At Stivanadika, you will find traditional, handmade, leather boots, other leather goods, several handmade souvenirs and traditional Cretan knives. Another area that deserves a visit is Apokoronas, which consists of 75 villages. There, you will get to know traditional recipes, Cretan hospitality, beautiful landscapes and local gastronomy.
In Kokkino Chorio, located in Apokoronas, you can visit the industry where blown glass is produced. It is worth visiting since it is one of the few remaining in Europe.