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Chania is one of the four geographical zones of Crete, includes seven municipalities (Apokoronas, Gavdos, Kantanos - Selinos, Kissamos, Platanias, Sfakia and Chania) and borders to the west and north with the Cretan Sea, to the south with the Libyan Sea, and to the east with the geographical zone of Rethymno. The zone of Chania also includes many small islands, such as Gavdos, Gavdopoula, Elafonissi, Souda, Prasonisi. The two largest cities in the region are Chania and Souda.
The territory of Chania is mainly mountainous - semi-mountainous, and the only plains are of Chania, Kissamos and Apokoronas. The mountainous terrain is dominated by the White Mountains that divide the area into two zones. The lowland densely populated modern zone with beaches of 415 km, and the mountainous sparsely populated traditional zone with the original villages. The mountainous part is characterized by impressive gorges and plateaus, such as the gorge of Samaria, the gorge of Nimbros, the plateau of Omalos, the plateau of Askifos, the plateau of Chora Sfakion. Also of great interest are the huge catchment area of the White Mountains and Lake Kournas. In the coastal zone, the bays of Kissamos and Chania, the bay of Souda and unique crystal clear beaches stand out, among which: Agia Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Almyrida, Gerani, Georgioupoli, Elafonisos, Kavros, Kalivros, Kalyves, Kalyves. Balos, Nea Chora, Paleochora, Platanias, Sougia, Sfakia, Falasarna, Frangokastello, Chrysi Akti.