Find the best place to stay — Chania Region

Where to stay around Chania Region?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,652 holiday lettings near Chania Region. From 1,566 villas to 471 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Chania Region is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Chania Region?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Chania Region. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chania: 2,194 holiday homes
  • Almyrida: 977 holiday homes
  • Fres: 1,562 holiday homes
  • Ασκύφου: 549 holiday homes
  • Plaka: 943 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Chania Region! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Chania Region?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Chania Region with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Chania: 2,194 holiday lettings
  • Almyrida: 977 holiday lettings
  • Fres: 1,562 holiday lettings
  • Ασκύφου: 549 holiday lettings
  • Plaka: 943 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Chania Region?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Chania Region. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,264 holiday rentals
  • Elafonisi Beach: 367 holiday rentals
  • Agia Marina Beach: 2,327 holiday rentals
  • Falassarna Beach: 832 holiday rentals
  • Balos Beach: 826 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chania Region listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Chania with HomeAway.

Located on the northern coast of Crete, Chania is the second-largest city on the island and the capital city of the Chania region. The Old Town of Chania has long been considered one of the most beautiful urban districts on Crete thanks to the narrow old Venetian streets and a charming harbour. Finding a apartments in Chania is easy with HomeAway, as there is something for every kind of traveller.

HomeAway has Chania villas that put guests right at the heart of the beautiful Old Town, but with all of the modern conveniences one has come to expect: air conditioning, internet access, and television. Stay near the sea or close to the hottest tourist attractions with a Chania apartments from HomeAway. Many tourists also like to hop from island to island, and HomeAway has the perfect accommodations on each. Visitors can find cosy accommodations on Mykonos, and those who visit Corfu can also find a selection of comfortable HomeAway holiday rentals.

Things to do

Chania Old Town:

The charming Old Town of Chania is something to be enjoyed. Narrow, winding streets are dotted with shops, restaurants, and cafés where travellers can stroll and relax. This part of Chania was established by the Venetians and one can definitely see and feel the Italian influence.

The Fortress of Frangokastello:

The Frangokastello Fortress was built between the period 1371 - 1374 BC and was set up along the coast as a military base for the Venetian army. It is rectangular in shape with massive towers at the corner, and there is an impressive gate with the Venetian coat of arms.

Oldest Lighthouse in Greece:

Greece's oldest lighthouse can be found in the old harbour of Chania. This, like much of the city, was originally constructed by the Venetians. However when the Turks ruled the city, they bequeathed Crete to the Egyptians. Parts of this lighthouse were rebuilt to suit their style, making the lighthouse truly unique.

The Beach of Platanias Chania:

The Beach of Platanias is located approximately seven miles from Chania. It is one of Crete's most developed beach and resort areas. Water activities such as snorkelling, water skiing, and boat tours are plentiful on this Blue Flag certified beach. There are also a number of shops, bars, and restaurants nearby.

The Naval Museum:

Chania's Naval Museum (also called Maritime Museum) is a great place to learn about the history of Crete. Visitors can view a multitude of models of ancient ships, a model of the original fortifications and war relics as well as artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age.

The Castle of Gramvoussa:

The remote island of Gramvoussa is easily reached from Chania and is home to an impressive castle dating back to Medieval times. The castle was built by the Venetians in 1579 and though a bit difficult to reach, the view of the Aegean Sea from the castle is truly breathtaking.

Weather in Chania

Crete has a mild and temperate climate with hot, dry summers that are kept cool by the northern winds. Chania enjoys summer temperatures of around 26°C with sunshine almost every day, and the sea remains at a comfortable 24-25°C. Winters in Chania are mild. Temperatures rarely go below 10°C. December and January tend to be wet.

Travel to Chania

Chania has an international airport. Flights from most major European cities fly to Chania (CHQ) during the high season (April to October) and there are regular flights from Athens (ATH) throughout the year. Travel by ferry is also a popular and easy way to reach Chania. Ferries travel daily to and from Pireas Port in Athens and the trip takes around nine hours. The main port for Chania is located about 15 minutes away in neighbouring Souda. Taxis are abundant upon arrival.

Attractions in and around Chania

Looking for places to see while you're in Chania? Don't miss landmarks such as Chania Lighthouse and War Shelter of Platanias, and unique cultural highlights such as Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and Folklore Museum of Chania. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Platanias Beach and Agia Marina Beach or experience the natural beauty of Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete and Samaria Gorge. Fun activities in the city include Venetian Port, Kalamaki Beach and Old Venetian Harbor. During your stay, you may want to visit Stalos Beach, Agioi Apostoloi Beach or Golden Beach. Also while in town, you can visit Nea Chora Beach, Ravdouha Beach or Firka Fortress.