Tabakaria are located 3 km east of the city of Chania.
In Tabakaria operate tanneries from the mid-19th century with exception the during the German Occupation. The area chosen for installation of tanneries was the most appropriate because it was far enough from the city of Chania, so the odors from the treatment of skin not to disturb the residents. The area chosen also because close were abundant in underground brackish waters adjacent shallow sea that was useful for the first stage of processing. Today most of tanneries have closed down, and processing methods have modernizebut in the region continue to operate 5 tanneries. Tabakaria is a very nice traditional area of Chania and the area and here will find one of the best fish restaurants in Chania.