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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

Beautiful villa, fantastic views, amazing pool, exactly as described.

5 of 5
Just got back from two great weeks staying at this villa with two of our adult children. We had great communication with the owners before we travelled, good instructions were given to find & access the villa which we found to be exactly as described & spotlessly clean. There was a lovely 'Welcome basket' & some 'essentials' ready for us. We found the villa very comfortable & well equipped with everything we needed. You could spend hours just looking at the views & night after night the sunset views were stunning - we particularly enjoyed watching the sunset whilst swimming in the FANTASTIC POOL! There were plenty of lovely seating areas & sunbeds to relax on and to eat outside & we loved watching the August Meteor Shower from the sunbeds and having a dip in the pool to cool off before bed. However the aircon in all the bedrooms made sleeping very comfortable. The villa is tucked away up a mountain but with a car we found the area easy to explore visiting Chania, Georgiouploli, Lake Kournas, Agia Marina (where we hired a boat), Rethimno as well as countless beautiful beaches. A highlight was snorkelling at Koutalas Beach! We found eating out very good especially in Kalyves & Almyrida at the beach restaurants. We were made to feel very welcome to this villa & the local managers were helpful - we would definitely recommend staying here!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

Lovely stay in the hill of Crete

5 of 5
We stayed in Villa Erontas, the first of the two Villas in the little Maheri village. The Villa is spacious, comfortable and very well kept. We enjoyed a lot its terrace to drink an aperitif at sunset and relax after a day of activities. Katerina is a wonderful host and will help with all you need. The location feels a bit isolated, but it allowed us to explore quite a bit of the island. A definite recommendation. Argia
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  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017