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Crete > Chania > Countryside villages > Douliana


douliana_neighbourhoodDouliana is a peaceful, small, traditional village well-hidden from the massive, mainstream tourism. Here there are some fine examples of traditional architecture in new or renovated buildings; the traditional character of the area has put the village under architectural control and preservation. It is located 25 km east of Chania, and 35 west of Rethymno.

Douliana is the ideal place to relax, and enjoy the nature while staying with your partner or family. From here you can make everyday excursions to the sandy beaches of Almirida and Kalives (3-4 km), which are in short walking distance (less than half an hour). You can also walk in the nature, under the blue sky and the hot sun.

There is a fine taverna in the center of Douliana village. You can also go to the nearby village of Vamos (on foot) where there are more tavernas. If you want to go out during the night for a drink you should try Almirida, Kalives or the Chania old Town (about half an hour by car). For the everyday shopping and general amenities, you should visit Vamos which is the area's administrative center or one of the two waterfront villages (Kalives and Almirida).