Chania – Town Center & Old Harbour


Chania is the site of the Minoan settlement the Greeks called Kydonia, the source of the word quince. It appears on Linear B as ku-do-ni-ja.[2] Some notable archaeological evidence for the existence of this Minoan city below some parts of today’s Chania was found by excavations[3] in the district of Kasteli in the Old Town. This area appears to have been inhabited since the Neolithic era. The city reemerged after the end of the Minoan period as an important city-state in Classical Greece, one whose domain extended from Chania Bay to the feet of the White Mountains. The first major wave of settlers from mainland Greece was by the Dorian Greeks who came around 1100 BC. Kydonia was constantly at war with other Cretan city-states such as Aptera, Phalasarna and Polyrrinia and was important enough for the Kydonians to be mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey (xix.200).[4] In 69 BC, the Roman consul Caecilius Metellus defeated the Cretans and conquered Kydonia to which he granted the privileges of an independent city-state. Kydonia reserved the right to mint its own coins until the 3rd century AD.


Hourly rates for booking a whole car:

Qashqai SUV, 1-3 persons -> 40€/hour

Nissan Van, 1-8 persons -> 50€/hour

Mercedes Vito Van, 1-7 persons -> 55€/hour

Mercedes V-Class, 1-6 persons -> 65€/hour

* Please note these are the final prices for booking the whole car for yourselves.



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