Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.
The most important museums in Chania are:
- Archeological Museum of Chania in Saint Francis Monastery. It houses findings from different parts of the county and from several historical and prehistorical periods of the local history (Neolithic to Roman)
- Folklore Museum (Old Town)
- Historical Archive (the second most important in Greece)
- Nautical Museum of Crete (Old Town)
- Municipal Art Gallery
- Byzantine/Post-Byzantine Collection (Old Town)
- House of E. Venizelos
- War Museum
- Museum of Chemistry
- School life museum
- Museum of Typography, Chania
If you like Movies there are five cinemas (two of them open-air), concentrating both in commercial and independent movies and occasionally organizing small festivals.
During the summer period a variety of cultural events take place on a daily basis. Theatrical plays, concerts and several exhibitions from Greek and foreign artists are organized either by the municipality or by individuals.