The cities of Crete, the capitals of each department (4 total) are Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio and Agios Nikolaos.
[sta_anchor id=”chania” /]Starting from the west, Chania city and capital of Khaniá nomós (department), western Crete, Greece. It was the capital of Crete from 1841 to 1971. The city lies along the eastern corner of the Gulf of Khaniá and occupies the neck of the low, bulbous Akrotíri Peninsula between the gulf and Soúdhas Bay (east) on the site of ancient Kydonia. There are some great hikes in this region. Read more “The cities of Crete”