Kydonia - The Ancient City of Chania

Kydonia - The Ancient City of Chania

Chania, the second biggest city in Crete and most important agglomeration in the West of the island dates back until the neolithic period, about 3400 until 3000 years BCE. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements of Europe.

Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans and also the British have left their mark in the modern cityscape, but if you dare to look a little closer, you will also spot the remains of the old Minoans. Throughout the city, but mainly in a quiet residential area on the Kastelli hill, Ancient Kydonia shows a little glimpse of his former glory. The roofed excavations on Kastelli Hill are the remains of living quarters and several illustrated boards explain them along with the history of the excavation itself in Greek and English.

So feel free to pick up some free history lessons when passing by.



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