Origin History – Chania
The district of Chania is located on the western part of Crete, and is characterized by a rich variety of landscapes – inaccessible canyons, cliffs, caves, mountains and forests of exceptional natural beauty, streams and inviting beaches with crystal clear water. The region is also known for its long and significant history. Chania enjoyed great economic power during the period of the Minoan civilization, followed by the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman occupation. Numerous archaeological sites and buildings bear witness to this magnificent and glorious past of the region.