Find the best place to stay — Chania Region

Where to stay around Chania Region?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,687 holiday lettings near Chania Region. From 1,560 villas to 522 houses, 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: 2,233 holiday homes
  • Almyrida: 994 holiday homes
  • Fres: 1,613 holiday homes
  • Ασκύφου: 572 holiday homes
  • Plaka: 965 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: 2,233 holiday lettings
  • Almyrida: 994 holiday lettings
  • Fres: 1,613 holiday lettings
  • Ασκύφου: 572 holiday lettings
  • Plaka: 965 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: 2,318 holiday rentals
  • Elafonisi Beach: 380 holiday rentals
  • Agia Marina Beach: 2,367 holiday rentals
  • Falassarna Beach: 848 holiday rentals
  • Balos Beach: 846 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.

Activities and attractions in Chania

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Chania a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Volos Shelter (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Monumental Olive Tree Samonas (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Chania

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Chania

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Chania is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Platanias Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Agia Marina Beach (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Stalos Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Samaria Gorge (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Kalamaki Beach (9 mi / 14.5 km)