Local Information & Nearby

There is a supermarket five minutes walk away. And Lentariana high street has a large supermarket, a butcher, a delicatessen, a hardware store and everything you would expect in a high street. But no chain stores. The fish shop will cook your fish over a grill and pack it for you to collect at your given time. And it is open on Sundays. 


  • The apartment is within easy walking distance, downhill, into  Chania.
  • There is a bus stop close by which will take you to and from Chania. The bus stops opposite the Agora.
  • A taxi back to the apartment from the Agora is 3 euros 60 cents: about the same as two bus tickets back.
  • The main bus station to places over most of western Crete  is a 5 minute walk  from the Agora.
  • If you want to go on private excursions we can arrange a private car and an English speaking driver for half day excursions  (20 euros + petrol) or full day excursions 40 euros + petrol.


  • Airport  20 mins
  • Venetian harbour 10 mins
  • Saturday market  10 mins
  • Marathi Beach  20 mins
  • Akrotiri monesteries  30 mins

  • Stavros beach  30 mins
  • Falassana beach  50 mins
  • Therisso  45 mins
  • Aptera 20 mins

Koulouris Rock Pool

The nearest place to swim is KOULOURIS a five minute drive away. Koulouris is a breathtakingly beautiful natural pool formed by rocks. The cliffs above protect it from view and the locals have kept it for themselves.

Thalassino Ageri

THALASSINO AGERI is a fish taverna in Tampakaria sited amongst abandoned tanneries. The tables are on the rocks, practically in the water. Go there to watch the sun setting over Chania. Five minutes drive away.

Agia Kiriaki

AGIAS KIRIAKIS is a tiny church by a stony beach and a small boat harbour. And a taverna by the water which is serene even in August. Except during Panigyri (festival). 

Venezelos Residence and Museum

VENEZELOS RESIDENCE AND MUSEUM is the restored ancestral home of Crete’s most revered politician. Next door is the CRETAN PALACE. They are in a charming square which has Dagkli, the best coffee shop in Chania.

OXO NOU arts cafe

OXO NOU ARTS CAFE is on the rocks, close to Agias Kiriakis, reached by a steep flight of stairs from the road. It stages theater and concerts. And you can learn to dance the Tango.

A walk into Chania from Chalepa

A WALK INTO CHANIA FROM CHALEPA along the coastal path. Start the walk at Thalassino Ageri. When you hit the main road ,stay on the footpath beside the sea until you come to a crossroads with a large sculpture of the winged Icarus on your right. Walk past Icarus along the coastal path, into Koum Kapi beach which is lined with coffee shops. The waters here are shallow and safe. From there you are five minutes away from the old town. It is about a 30 minute stroll.