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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

                                                                                                      OUTSTANDING VILLA, OUTSTANDING LOCATION

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Outstanding villa! Outstanding location! This was our first time in Crete. Four adults, four children, arriving at night! Fortunately the owner who is most helpful gave us great directions and the most important advice ...... to bring a torch! We made it, found the house quite easily, and of course the first thing the kids do is jump in the pool (yes, at 11.00 pm!). That kept them happy and cool! Next morning we awoke and ... OMG where did those magnificent mountains come from? They make a breathtaking background to the villa when you open the bedroom shutters for your first morning on this glorious island. The villa was very clean, and notably had high quality linen and we loved the memory foam mattress toppers as my husband suffers from a stiff back. The pool was excellent. We wanted for nothing except for our holiday to be longer! The only negative was the ants on the patio, but the housekeepers later advised that if we kept the outside areas clear of crumbs and bits of food that inevitably fall on the floor (4 children, remember!) the ants would go away ..... and they were right. next night we were ant free! Recommendations? Monica's taverna in Gavlachory stands out as our absolute favorite we would be happy to eat there every night, though we did venture into Almirida for lunch and some beachtime fun. There is a shallow area on the west side of the Blue flag (clean!) beach which is overlooked by cafes and tavernas so we felt comfortable letting our twin 8 years olds supervise the 6 and 5 year olds paddling (only 30 yards away and in our full view). This is oneof the best holidays we have ever had, made almost perfect by thoughtful owners who have designed the house with families like ours in mind and particularly referring to the gated pool and the downstairs kitchen which looks out over the patio and pool. Five very deserved stars!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      From the very beginning of booking this fantastic villa. Andrie was incredible. She accomedated our needs and answered every question I had. We were a party of 7 with 2 boys under the age of 8. My youngest nephew is 4 and can't swim yet. So the kiddies part of the pool was perfect for him. Instantly when we arrived we were greeted by Andrie and shown how everything worked and the nearest amenities. Always there when we needed her. We were in Crete for my Uncle and Aunties 50th wedding anniversary (they have lived in Chania for 6 years) and most of my family flew out for the occasion. We had many of my Uncles, Aunties and cousins round to the villa on one of the days and they needed cabs back to their hotels and within a few minutes of texting Andrie if she could arrange cabs to pick them all up, she had responded and booked them. It was the same for one night in the harbour and our cab to the airport. She also amazingly took us to the biggest supermarket for a big shop. Chatty and friendly. Our family was so impressed with how attentive she was. We had a problem with one of the air con units in the downstairs bedrooms that was leaking. After the realisation that it wasn't normal. Andrie had her husband George come round to check it and he called a technian straight away. It was fixed within a few hours. Everything about our stay and experience was amazing. The villa is big enough that we certainly weren't on top of each other. It was beautiful. We were also given a welcome back of wine, raki, biscuits, nuts and sweets. Then on our last night Andrie came and left us some desserts. She's amazing! My nephews also enjoyed the many pool accessories as well! I've never known such quick responses from home owners before. Just incredible and I really hope we return one day to stay at this amazing villa and of course see Andrie again! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Thank you Andrie and George for an amazing stay!! X
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017