Chania New Town
The Municipal Market
An imposing and rather fine cross shaped building with doors
on all four sides. It houses butchers and fishmongers, fruit
and vegetable sellers and purveyers of a multitude of herbs
and spices, as well as general wares. It is considered one
of the finest indoor markets in Europe. To build it the central
bastion of the city walls was demolished. It was inaugurated
in 1913 as part of the celebrations of the unification of
Crete with Greece.
Situated between Papandreas and Tzanakaki streets the public
gardens were designed by the Turks in 1870 to a European design.
The clock was added between 1924 and 1927 with an unusual
tripartite design. The gardens have a cafe, open air auditorium,
small animal enclosure and a childrens library.
1866 Square and Environs
Surrounding this garden square you’ll find taxi ranks, also
buses for short journeys west of Chania, ideal for the best
local beaches. A few minutes walk north along Kydonias street
and you’ll come across the KTEL bus station with its distinctive
turquoise coloured buses. Buses leave fairly promptly on the
half hour and the hour for destinations all over Crete. Visit
of KTEL for further assistance.