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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

                                                                                                      A serene refuge on the western coast of Crete

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Villa Aretousa is a spacious, yet cosy, tastefully furnished with great attention to details and noble materials home in traditional Cretan style. It enjoys a privileged location on a mountainside facing the sea, immersed in the virgin landscape. You may contemplate the sun setting into the sea every evening from the terrace, enjoy local wine in the shade of lemon trees or jump into the swimming pool straight from the bedroom. The hosts are very welcoming and available. We had a basket of fresh local food upon arrival as well as a welcome dinner. As an epitome of Greek hospitality, Ioanna invited us to take part in the Easter feast. The only issue is that there is no short way to the sea and no beach in the immediate proximity. The very nice Elafonisi beach is within 25 minutes' drive from the villas. Also the internet connection lacked stability and speed. All in all, Keramoti villas is an excellent choice for those who seek to escape the fast-paced rhythm of urban life an have some days of calm in a native setting.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning

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                                                                                                      With so many repeat visitors including ourselves you know when you are on to a good thing. Marvellous scenery, quiet and private setting and a small village where you can get genuine Cretan food within walking distance once you have found the track. Entertainment is limited to DVD so take a few box sets.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017