Destination guide

Discover charming old Venetian influences from Chania villas

Chania is a regional prefecture that spans the westernmost part of the island of Crete. Visitors are charmed by the old Venetian influences as they walk down the narrow streets full of shops and restaurants. Elafonisi stands out as a picturesque beach, with its turquoise waters and white sand mixed with seashell pieces to give it a pinkish tint. At Samariá Gorge, you may walk trails that pass by high cliffs, pine and cypress trees and even spot a Cretan wild goat. Many villas in Crete boast tall windows and balconies where you can observe the lovely palm and olive trees that surround the property.


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.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Neriana

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Neriana is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Platanias Beach (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ravdouha Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Agia Marina Beach (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Afrata Beach (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Stalos Beach (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Neriana

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 18.6 mi (30 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Chania Region?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,009 holiday lettings around Chania Region. From 2,110 villas to 786 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chania: 2,707 holiday homes
  • Kastelli Kissamou: 973 holiday homes
  • Almyrida: 1,186 holiday homes
  • Plaka: 1,183 holiday homes
  • Gavalohori: 1,131 holiday homes 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: 2,707 holiday lettings
  • Kastelli Kissamou: 973 holiday lettings
  • Mousoures: 1,883 holiday lettings
  • Krionerida: 1,303 holiday lettings
  • Sfakia: 1,456 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? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Chania Region. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Agia Marina Beach: 2,942 holiday rentals
  • Chania Central Market: 2,886 holiday rentals
  • Falassarna Beach: 1,050 holiday rentals
  • Balos Beach: 992 holiday rentals
  • Stavros Beach: 2,685 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chania Region listed on 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.