Another one important distinction received the city of Chania, for year 2013 according to popular travel website "TripAdvisor". The city of Chania emerged among the top tourist destinations in Greece , thereby obtaining the award: "Travellers' Choice 2013".
The Mayor of Chania Manolis Skoulakis said that " this distinction is another one rewarding for the actions of the Municipal Authority in the field of tourism promotion, strengthening the efforts of Chania for greater presence and participation in the international tourism scene."
Municipality of Chania recently collected its eighth award for another promotional video of the city’s tourism campaign "Chania – A journey to your senses." The video of the campaign "Chania – A journey through its flavors" was honored with the Gold Award in the "Commercial Tourism" category at the Baku International Tourism Film Festival in Azerbaijan. Some 80 films from 31 countries competed in the festival.
The International Environmental Symbol of the “Blue Flag” was awarded for one more year to 11 beaches of the Municipality of Chania. The strict criteria required in order a beach to be awarded with the “Blue Flag” are the purity of the water and the safety of the swimmers. The 11 beaches of the Municipality of Chania which were awarded this year as well, with the “Blue Flag” are in alphabetical order:
The Municipality of Chania organize the 15th Agricultural August event, showcasing Cretan products and quality of the tourism product of Crete . This event runs each year, with a different benchmark highlighting specific actions and activities. "Agricultural August 2013" will have as a central point of reference: "Crete validated and standardized quality products: Organic, Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)"
Where: Western moat (the bottom of Piraios Street) near Chania Harbour
When: July 26 to August 4, between 19.30hrs and 23.30hrs.
The Agricultural August - which is an annual event organized by the Municipality of Chania in cooperation with the region of Crete, the regional section of Chania and the Commercial-Industrial Chamber of Chania - will take place at Das Schloss exhibition centre (Schwere- Reiter- Str. 15, 806 37) and the exhibition will be open from Friday, July 19 until Monday, July 22 and time 11.00 am to 22.00 pm.
The European Council awarded the Municipality of Chania with the honorary distinction and the award title of the "12 Star City", for a second year in a row, on the occasion of the successful participation of the Municipality the previous year to the pan European events for the European Week of Local Democracy.
Important distinction for Chania is the highlight as a top tourist destination according to a vote held for the second consecutive year, by the Publishing Group Liberis with the Greek version of the No.1 travel magazine in the world, «Condé Nast Traveller», which establishes and gives Awards relating to tourist destinations. The vote of the institution «Condé Nast Traveller Awards», was given by the readers of the magazine and highlighted Chania as "top-rated destination" in the category "Cities".