If you love history and are visiting Chania, you are in for the time of your life. There are few places on the planet that have such a link to the past as this area of Crete. It is hard to go anywhere in this area without running into something interesting and exciting. If you really want to be able to see as much as possible, then you should rent a car in Chania as this is truly the only way to get around at your own pace.
It is a known fact that this city has enormous historical and archaeological importance. There are so many preserved monuments in the city that it would be difficult to see them all. But one no one should miss is the archaeological site of Kasteli.
History buffs will also want to drive over to Aptera. This site is only about 15 kilometers from Chania. Aptera was around in the Minoan period and was also a very significant city-state of Crete.
The Byzantine Wall of Chania is another of the best sites to visit when you have a car rental in Chania. The wall encircles Kasteli and was constructed in the 12th century. This is one of the last existing walls of this type and it is worth seeing if for no other reason than that.
Chania, and the surrounding area, has much more to see than what can be listed here. In addition to the many historical points of interest are other activities such as visiting local cafes where you can taste regional foods and wines. You can take boating tours, and the fishing is great! If you rent a car in Chania and drive around the city and the surrounding area you will also find that the people are very friendly and welcoming to its visitors.