East of Chania and at a distance of barely 15 km following the road towards the International airport, lies the peninsula Akrotiri. In the old days it was called Kiamon and today Akrotiri and it is intersposet between the gulf of Chania and of Souda.
On our first stop of the journey we will visit the monastery Agia Triada, a typical example of the orthodox monastical architecture. On a small hill on the outskirts of the town we can see the church of the Prophet Ilias. We are visiting the tomb of E. Venizelos, from where you can have a fantastic view of Chania and the White Mountains.
When we arrive in the city we will start our walk from a central spot. We will see the Cathedral of Chania, the Trimartiri or the church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. By the sea at the port we will pass the mosque of Hassan Pasha and the lighthouse. A little further we reach the Fortetsa and along the old port there are the big Arsenal. Once it was a shipyard to which a second floor was added later on. Ascending we reach the turkish sector of Splantzia. The lanes and a few of the houses are still there. At the square we will find the church of St. Nicholas which was converted into a temple of Ibrahim. From its usage as a temple the minaret of the Sultan on the entrance survived. At the end of our tour we will visit the famous Agora, the market hall. The building was built cross-shaped in 1911 and inside extends hospitality in many beautiful food stores.
Afterwards you have plenty of time for a stroll through the romantic old town and for a visit to the archaeological or the naval Museum. There are many possibilities for shopping, for example in the leather alley or in the Market hall or to drink something in one of the coffee-houses of the city.