Chania prefecture - Introduction

The prefecture of Chania occupies the west section of the island. It’s a mainly mountainous region with the White Mountains rising just behind the city of Chania, but it is also a picturesque place characterized by sandy beaches. There are many different things to see in Chania but some places cannot be missed. The one and only fresh water lake of Crete, Kournas is near the cosmopolitan resort of Georgioupolis, on the north coast. 
The Samaria gorge, is the longest and most impressive gorge in Europe and it starts in the White mountains and ends in Aghia Roumeli, the small fishing village on the south coast of Crete.