Apokoronas Vacations

14 miles (23 kilometers) to the southeast of Khania, is Apokoronas, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. A popular spot for visitors, Apokoronas is 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport.

Apokoronas is the perfect place to stay while you are in Khania as many of the city’s star attractions are nearby. Two of the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Lake Kournas and the fantastic Frangokastello Venetian Fortress. Two other worthy points of interest close by Apokoronas are Gouverneto Monastery and Samaria Gorge.

To really understand Khania, visit one of its museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out Ecclesiastical Museum in Rethimnon, the Marine Life Museum and the Khania Nautical Museum. Pay a visit to the Municipal Gallery of Lefteris Kanakakis in Rethimnon and the Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon, to get your fill of art. Arts lovers will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the Erofili Theatre in Rethimnon.

To surround yourself with nature, head to the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax. Enjoy listening to the birds, play catch with the kids and make the most of the sunshine at nearby Agioi Apostoloi, the Agia Marina Beach and Stavros Beach. Escape the rat race for a while and enjoy the sunshine in local parks and gardens such as the Rethimnon Municipal Garden in Rethimnon.

If you are spending a while in and around Apokoronas, stop by Rethimnon Cathedral in Rethimnon, Khania Lighthouse and Rethimnon Lighthouse. To learn about the role of faith in Khania, spend a little time at the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Lady of Angels Church in Rethimnon, the Valide Sultana Mosque and the Agios Frangiskos Church. Peer back through the mists of time by visiting historic sites, such as Great Gate in Rethimnon, Fortezza Castle and Katholiko Monastery.

When you’re ready to put your feet up after discovering the delights of Apokoronas, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Halepa Hotel, Chania, the Renieris Hotel, Chania, or the Porto Veneziano Hotel, Chania.


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