Attractions
  • 1. Venetian Harbor
  • 2. Lighthouse
  • 3. Giali Tzami Mosque
  • 4. Chania Old Town
Directions
  • 1. Souda Port
  • 2. Chania Airport
Beaches
  • 1. Balos beach
  • 2. Falasarna
  • 3. Elafonisi
  • 4. Kalamaki beach
  • 5. Glaros Beach

Ideal location for vacation in Crete

Sea breeze hotel is a complex of 10 self-catering luxury apartments, built in 2001 and refurbished in 2011; it is located on the sandy beach of Kalamaki, famous for its beautiful crystal clear blue waters.

The hotel is located in a quiet area, ideal for families and for those who seek a place for relaxation, away from traffic and noise, while the beautiful view of the Cretan sea and of the small island of Ag. Theodoron will be something memorable.

The apartments are only 5km away from the town of Chania, with the majestic Venetian Old Harbor and the Old Town. It has frequent public bus service and taxi service. If you prefer many bars or night clubs, you can visit Platanias just 5km away.

Useful distances

Chania Airport 22km
Port of Souda 14 km
Chania Town 5km
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Kalamaki beach

Kalamaki is a nice resort surrounded with olive groves 7km west of Chania Town. The clean sand and the deep blue waters are some of the main characteristics that make the beach so popular. The beach is located between the village of Galatas. It is well-organized and quite popular due to the numerous accommodation solutions, taverns and bars which are located near by. In the west part of the beach, there is a small cove that divides the main beach with a narrow line of sand. As it is located on the northern side of Crete, Kalamaki is frequently affected by summer winds in August. There are buses running frequently from Chania Town.

Chania Old Town

The town of Chania is built on the site of the ancient Kidonia, one of the most important cities of Crete according to Homer. The surviving architectural remains of the city belong to large size buildings from the Mycenaean times. During the post-Mycenaean times, the city flourished greatly and remained such until the Roman era, when August Caesar declared Kidonia an independent town. Many ancient towns and temples had been constructed in the region, such as the temple of Asklepios in Lissos. In 828 AC the city was destroyed like many Cretan cities and in 961 AD, the Byzantines rebuilt the entire city and constructed the fortress around the hill, known as Kastelli. However, only certain parts of the fortress walls survive to this day. In 1204 AD, Chania was occupied by the Venetians who fortified the city around the fortress of Kastelli and restored the ruined city. During their presence of the four centuries, the Venetians built their catholic cathedral inside the castle and many elegant mansions.

House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos

Eleftherios Venizelos was one of the greatest statesmen of Greece. He was born in Chania in 1864 and he played a significant role in the creation of the Greek republic by way of taking part in the official talks with the Ottomans that finally culminated in Crete being granted independence in the year 1897 and thereafter its final amalgamation with Greece in the year 1913. There is a statue of the great man at Akrotiri upon a hill from where one can not only view the statue but also the breathtaking view of the city of Chania. The Residence - Museum "Eleftherios K. Venizelos" is classified as an authentic (documentary) home, since it is recounting the life of a personage and it is preserving authentic items, most of them in their original position. The Residence-Museum is not just a building containing collections or the original furniture of a bygone era, but as a result of a collective and integrated museological project, has developed the ability to recall the past, which in turn gives to the monument great social and political significance.