Deliana is a small Greek village, located to the far north west of the island of Crete, close to the city of Chania. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Deliana will find that its unspoilt, typically Cretan atmosphere makes it the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the more lively resorts to be found on the island. Nevertheless, there is still a good choice of self catering accommodation in and around the village, mainly in the form of rustic old cottages and farmhouses.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in Deliana are attracted by its location, close to the Deliana Gorges. These dramatic cliffs are popular amongst hikers, who are looking to explore the rugged, unspoilt interior of this mountainous island. There are also a number on interesting historical attractions to be found in and around the village. Perhaps the most popular is the Agios Ioannis church, which is often considered to be amongst the prettiest and best preserved Byzantine churches in Greece, with its interior walls covered in numerous magnificent frescos.
Visitors spending their holidays in Deliana will find that their visit here would not feel complete without spending some time in the ancient city of Chania, which is some 23 miles away, to the north of the village. The second largest city in Crete is split into two distinctive areas – the Old Town and the modern city. As the name suggests, the Old Town, which is centred on the ancient Venetian harbour, boasts a number of historically and archaeologically fascinating buildings and landmarks. Of particular interest are the Kastelli area, which has been inhabited since Neolithic times, and the numerous impressive buildings surrounding Eleftherious Venizelos Square. Visitors will find that all the usual city attractions and amenities, such as shopping malls, a cinema, museums and restaurants, can be found within the modern part of Chania.
Visitors spending their holidays in Deliana will find that Crete enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and mainly dry, with temperatures often reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters tend to be wetter, when the majority of the village’s average annual rainfall of 15 inches falls. The winter temperatures in Deliana average between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius.
Travellers spending their holidays in Deliana will first fly to Chania International Airport (CHQ). Ryanair, Thomson Airways and easyJet are amongst the airlines operating flights here from the UK, departing from London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).