Chania lies on the north coast of west Crete; it is a unique city bearing a rich and long history and culture. Its name is often glorified in historical documents as the city which raised brave soldiers, groundbreaking politicians, intellectuals and artists. Also considered as the city of Justice and Freedom, Chania’s rare beauty justifies its characterization as the "Venice of the East".
The city of Chania was a crossroad between the East and the West for many centuries, and for this reason it was claimed by its enemies and suffered the presence of many conquerors. The old city of Chania has managed to preserve its cultural heritage and traditional architecture and to successfully combine it with a modern lifestyle. A walk in the narrow streets of the old city offers nostalgic images from the past.
This lovely city invites visitors to discover unique monuments, such as, the Grand Arsenal, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Venetian dockyard ("Neoria")and many others. Walk through the streets and discover the numerous churches and the majestic neoclassic buildings. Enjoy the sea breeze at the portside, the colors of the old city and taste the local cuisine in picturesque restaurants and taverns.
Panagia Arkoudiotissa Cave or Arkoudospilios (Bear Cave) is located about 2 kilometers north of famous Gouverneto Monastery. The cave is famous for a stalagmite that looks like a crouching bear, and hence the name of the cave Arkoudospilios.
FUN DIVE is a diving center with extensive experience in scuba diving and diver training. It offers PADI training programs, and the ability to dive in the area of Theodorou and Kalathas, areas which can offer diving experiences in great safety, ideal for qualified experienced divers as well as for beginners who want to take their first steps under the water, always with an experienced instructor by their side.