The prefecture of Chania is located in the western part of Crete and is characterized by its beautiful beaches, high mountains and gorges like the famous Gorge of Samaria. The northern area of the county ends in 3 peninsulas. The county is surrounded by sea north, west and south. Chania lies on the north coast in western Crete and is the capital of the prefecture of Chania. The city has a typical Mediterranean climate, which is hot and dry during summers and mild during winters. Between April and October the sky is clear. The atmosphere is almost always warm and warm episodes (with temperatures above 38 ° C) are not very common, since there is a persistent sea breeze (the "Meltemi"). Usually only snows in the mountains of the county with very rare exceptions.