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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Paradise on earth, fell in love straight away!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My partner and I arrived at night so we were surprised by the beauty of the beach and the sea when we awoke in the morning. The sea was so much closer than we thought at to wake up to that every morning watching the sunrise while sitting on the balcony was like a dream. The owners are unbelievably friendly and welcoming making our stay that much more comfortable and amazing. We were greeted on arrival by Mr Xanthoudakis who provided us with some raki and wine and with some grapes and food in the fridge, even though we had just taken a rushed detour to a local shop to make sure we had everything! The apartment is a 10 mins drive away from Kissamos where there are plenty of markets and cafés, along with shops. Apartment was cleaned roughly every 3 days by Mrs Xanthoudakis and her group of cleaners who do an absolutely fantastic job and even left us anow amazing homemade berry pie one time! We will definitely have this apartment for our annual getaway holiday for the foreseeable future!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      A perfect spot to holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is exactly as pictured but this does not convey the ambience and the peace and quiet. The property was in excellent order when we arrived and the managers popped round to check all was well. We also met the owner which was a bonus. This villa offers a great range of kitchen equipment for self catering and is the only villa we have stayed in that had a range of very sharp knives. The private pool and terrace was a real bonus and was spotless. The information on their website and in the villa was really helpful. The beach at Almirida with its bars and and restaurants is very near and easily accessible. Don't miss the Pear tree which provides excellent fresh food. The instructions for travel and finding the villa were spot on. Our thanks to all for a lovely holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      A perfect piece of heaven!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property is absolutely breathtaking and the host couldn't be more welcoming! We had the most enjoyable stay in November 2016. Everything is immaculate, it felt like we were the first people to ever stay there. It has everything you could possibly need for your stay and the host left us some much appreciated goodies including traditional baked goods, water, beer, fruit and muesli! The view and outside space was our favourite part, the upstairs terrace is huge - we didn't use it much as we spent most of our time on the downstairs terrace by the pool. The property has clear views to the sea and feels completely private. The village itself is small and quiet but very friendly and nice for an afternoon walk. You will need a car If you want to explore further. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016