After our tour of the southern Mediterranean island of Gavdos andperigisi  our  Historical  Sfakia of Crete travel west to Chania toKissamos gnorizontas  kritiki the  culture of the Cretan people. Click to view the path trace

 

Map of Chania

Χάρτης Νομού Χανίων

The first part will feature is the village of Imbros.

The road continues from Askifou along the valley to the village of Imbros, 57 miles down the road Chania – Sfakia, where starts theImbros Gorge.

Imbros village is built at the foot of the White Mountains at an altitude of 780 meters.

The road continues from Askifou along thevalley to the village of Imbros, 57 miles down the road Chania -Sfakia, where starts the Imbros Gorge.
and the town of Sfakia 18 … There you will find traditional tavernsand cafes, super market and the entrance to the gorge of Imbros.

Imbros Gorge Small, passable in traversing, with impressive rockyvolumes to rise to 300. at several points where the width is only2m!

The entrance is just past the village of Imbros (780m. altitude55km. From Chania) with a length of 8 km. After 2 hours walkingyou reach the exit of the village Komitades.

The next stop we made in Agia Marina is located 9 km west of Chania .

Agia Marina is 9 km west of Chania and a fully developed seaside resort, and the nearby settlements and Kato Stalos Stalos. It has 1450 residents.

Worth to see the small church of Agia Marina, from which it is named the village at a distance of 1.5 km to the South Nerospilia, a very interesting cave with stalactites and stalagmites, which during the Minoan times was used as a place of worship .

If you want to see the Cretan wild goat, the famous Kri-Kri, you can visit the island of Saint Theodore, by excursion boats from Chania or by private boat from Agia Marina. The visit to the island requires a permit from the Forest, as the site of the island is protected and access restricted.

In the village are two festivals. Of the Annunciation on March 25 in one and the other on July 17 in celebration of the patron saint of the village of Agia Marina.

Tourist resort with great development, Agia Marina offers hotels, apartments, studios each category and every price range and apartments for rent. It also has several taverns and restaurants with good food for all tastes, bars and cafes offering beverages, snacks and delicacies. Agia Marina is attracting many tourists, because it has many entertainment venues and entertainment, discos, bars and clubs with Greek and foreign music. So the nights are filled with strong and varied entertainment and the place promises visitors that will not hurt.

Access to the village to ensure regular and frequent bus services, mainly in summer and by taxi from the nearby city of Chania. One can also use private or rented car and motorbikes.

This suburb to the west of the city of Chania is a large holiday resort with plenty of luxurious hotels, beach bars, clubs, restaurants, tavernas and a long sandy beach offering all kinds of facilities and summer activities (umbrellas, armchairs, showers, lifeguards , water sports such as jet-ski, water-ski, canoes, etc).
From the beach of Agia Marina, one has a view of the Thodorou island, which is not inhabited and has been turned into a natural park for the protected wild goats.
At summer nights Agia Marina is one of the favourite entertainment sites for locals and tourists and for all kinds of ages.
West from Agia Marina there is the town of Platanias, a well-known holiday resort as well. Both resorts are connected to the city of Chania via the coastline road. Access to the highway exists at Platanias, leading to the other big cities of Crete eastwards, or to Kissamos westwards.


The western suburb of Chania is famous for the many smallbeautiful hotels,  and tavernas and sandy beaches.