Chania/Crete is located in the Southwest of Greece and a mature, well-established destination for family holidays and business events including conferences. The majority of passengers consists of tourists from outside of Greece.

Facts about Chania

The city of Chania is built in the area of Minoan Kidonia.

It was the former capital city of Crete (from 1847 until 1972). Nowadays, it is the second largest city of Crete after Heraklion and capital of the homonym prefecture.

Chania can be divided into two parts: the old town and the modern city.

With a very rich and extraordinary history and cultural heritage, Chania offers a great variety of monuments of exceptional cultural interest, such as monuments from the Byzantine period, the Venetian period, the Ottoman period as well as the modern History and also museums like the Nautical Museum of Crete, the Archaeological Museum of Chania, the house of El. Venizelos, and the War Museum of Chania.

Famous for

  • Olive oil
  • Honey 
  • Wine
  • Citrus fruits 
  • Graviera cheese 
  • Dakos, Cretan rusk with tomato, feta cheese, olives, oregano and olive oil 
  • Tsikoudia, also known as Raki is the predominant alcohol drink 

Facts and Figures about Chania Airport

Chania Airport is one of three airports in Crete and is located in the northern part of the island serving a mature tourist market with a strong influx of visitors from Northern Europe. Chania is the third largest airport in Fraport Greece's portfolio. 

The catchment area of Chania Airport comprises the districts of Chania and Rethimno in Crete.

Passengers 2015: 2.7 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 18,400
Terminals: 1
Runways: 1

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