Chania, Greece

Chania, Greece

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What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Chania?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Chania. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,192 holiday lettings
  • Chania Central Market: 2,196 holiday lettings
  • Agioi Apostoloi: 2,226 holiday lettings
  • Old Venetian Harbor: 2,189 holiday lettings
  • Chania Lighthouse: 2,212 holiday lettings

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Can I find a holiday accommodation with suitable for kids in Chania?

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    Be taken by Chania

    You'll be bounced around the letterbox-wide lanes of Chania like a pinball, rebounding between cushions of magenta bougainvillea and whitewashed walls, between domed Venetian dock depots and bustling Greek tavernas. Go with it. The ride is enthralling and fascinating. It reveals centuries-old lighthouses and crumbling forts, platters of uber-fresh seafood and beautiful vistas of the rugged reaches of Western Crete. The other good news? Chania holiday rentals are plentiful. You can seek out everything from stylish city flats to beachside villas with glimmering pools.

    Chania the region and Chania the town

    Chania isn't just a town. It's a whole region. It represents a colossal cut-out of Western Crete, one that abounds with things to do for the budding adventurer. Take to the coast roads and head west and you'll soon leave behind the popular resort strips for a land of wild peninsulas and paradisiacal lagoons. Beaches like Falasarna and pretty towns like Kissamos all beckon en route. Hiking and biking in the nearby mountains also promise to get the adrenaline pumping. You could even seek out a Chania holiday rental in the countryside, surrounded by olive farms and rustic hamlets.

    Chania's rich and varied past

    It's hard to ignore Chania's rich Venetian heritage. A honey-hued lighthouse still punctuates the wide harbour like a full stop – it's a remake of the 16th-century one first raised by the city's erstwhile Italian masters. You can delve deeper into that story with a jaunt through the maritime exhibits of the Nautical Museum of Crete, a whirlwind of model ships and mind-boggling navigation tools. The Archaeological Museum of Chania deals with an altogether older history – prepare to be wowed by a menagerie of Minoan pots and Roman busts and gold-leaf diadems, courtesy of the ancients.

    Wait for the heat in Chania

    The sun shines in Chania for much of the year, but the mercury doesn't creep high enough to warrant beach days until May time. That's when visitors start flocking down to Chania holiday rentals in earnest, and when most seasonal flights begin to touchdown in the city's airport. The upshot is that Chania is best visited between spring and autumn, with months like June, July and August claiming the hottest temperatures and the likes of September and October better if you want to avoid the crowds.

    Chania has massifs and majestic beaches

    You'll be able to see the formidable ridges of the Lefka Ori – the White Mountains – rising above Chania from the cobbled squares in the town centre. They're so-called for the shimmering limestone that crowns their top. Adventurers might want to delve a little deeper between the peaks, to discover carved wonders like the Samaria Gorge and its smattering of wild Cretan goats. Alternatively, the coastline to the west is one long string of gorgeous beaches. Many are backed by resorts towns, but some are secluded, occasionally punctuated by a peninsula that hides beautiful sites like the Balos Lagoon.