The culture in Chania is very old and full of tradition. The language spoken in Chania, which is Greek, is one of the oldest languages in all of Europe. It is estimated that the Greek language is about 4,000 years old. The language has transformed a bit over the past 4,000 years to be a bit more modern and to include many new words.

Religious culture and customs in Chania are also very apparent. Most of the residents of Chania are Greek Orthodox and the remaining one percent is of varying religions. However, religion plays a very important role in the lives of people who live here. Most of the holidays celebrated in Chania and Greece are religious-based and most of the celebrations, events and festivals also occur to celebrate something religious in nature.

The traditions and culture in the way food is prepared in Chania is obvious to visitors. With customs dating back to ancient times, Greeks traditionally use a lot of olive oil in their cooking. Fresh breads, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese are also popular items contained in most meals. Overall, the food prepared in Chania is healthy, containing a multitude of fruits and vegetables as well as yogurt.