Thanks to its rich history, Chania owns some spectacular historic venues that host sell-out events, plays and local feasts.

What is perhaps everyday life in Chania for a local, for the visitor however, most of the venues where cultural events are being held seem fascinating because of the rich historic background. Imagine you are watching a play of an ancient tragedy with the Venetian Walls of the Kastelli cliff as a backdrop; or attending an exhibition inside the only surviving to this day, Gate of the Venetian Sabbioanra Bastion, or better yet inside an Ottoman Mosque. It is a wholesome experience where contemporary art comes together with the historic buildings that host them, only to produce a one-of-kind end result.