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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Chania, Crete your home away from home

The town of Chania (Hania) is a beautiful settlement on the coast of northern Crete, famous primarily for the Venetian Harbour around which the town is built. Although it is most popular for beach holidays, Chania accommodation is also the perfect base for wine tasting holidays, historical interest holidays, sightseeing breaks or a combination of all of them. Chania is bursting with character emanating from the surprisingly seamless mix of Venetian, Mionian, Turkish, Byzantine and modern architecture.

Things to do on holiday in Chania, Crete

The old part of the town which is located around the edges of the Venetian Harbour is one of the nicest places to visit within the region. Not only have you got a range of old churches, museums and intriguing buildings to see, but there are also many delightful cafes and restaurants along the seafront from which to watch the world go by and the fishing vessels slowly come in and out of the picturesque harbour. The magnificent little Naval Museum behind the old walls of the harbour is a perfect place to start to understand a little about the history and culture of both Chania and Crete. Visitors can also find an archaeological museum, Byzantine museum and the historical archives of Crete in Chania.

Of course, many people take Chania accommodation for beach holidays. Chania is one of the prime beach holiday destinations in Crete, offering six large sandy beaches within 10km of any villa in Chania. The main beach in Chania, Golden Beach, is easily within walking distance of a self catering Chania property, and during the evening the bars, restaurants and pubs that line the back of the beach spring into life as revellers start their evening’s entertainment.

The archaeological remains of Kydonia have been partially excavated and the extensive remains can clearly be seen. There are some remarkable sights to be seen within the area, but archaeologists suggest that much of the original settlement is now buried under the modern day town, meaning that excavation is highly unlikely.

The dramatic Samaria Gorge which lies just outside the town is a famous place to walk, as the amazing scenery and shaded paths offer shade from the summer sun.

Places to holiday in Chania, Crete

At the other end of Souda Bay lies the old fishing village of Almirida, which has managed to retain much of its Cretan charm. Almirida is the best place from which to start your exploration of the Chania Caves from a Chania apartment too, and there are a handful of excellent little cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Weather in Chania, Crete

The year round climate is wonderfully constant, meaning that you can safely take a Chania villa or apartment without having to worry about the climate. The summer lasts from the beginning of June until the end of September, during which time Chania accommodation is filled with tourists enjoying beach holidays, when temperatures average around 29˚C. In winter, temperatures remain around 16˚C.

Flights to Chania, Crete

During the summer months, you can catch a direct flight to Chania’s Souda Airport (CHQ) from Birmingham (BHX), London, Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Dublin (DUB). If you are hoping to take a Chania villa during the winter months, Heraklion Airport (HER) receives a range of flights provided by British Airways.

    Excellent! 4.4/5
    (5 reviews)
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    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Villa #3900764
    5
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (6 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Bungalow #6556640
      6
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        Exceptional! 5/5
        (9 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Multiple rentals House #1962531
        9
        Viewed 139 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (51 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #448494
          51
          Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #8038218
            9
            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              House #4236557
              2
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (9 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #3687611
                9
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #6557024
                  11
                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (4 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1962510
                    4
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (15 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #3845459
                      15
                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (26 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Villa #3613718
                        26
                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (8 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Apartment #781046vb
                          8
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (15 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Villa #1938055
                            15
                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (8 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #3886046
                              8
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (11 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #1949828
                                11
                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Villa #8043413
                                  7
                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Villa #4057586
                                    2
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (12 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #3843477
                                      12
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #781066vb
                                        6
                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #3860093
                                          11
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            House #4200529
                                            1
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1962531
                                              4
                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                Villa #6804879
                                                3
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #3886044
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Studio #888064vb
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (39 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Villa #55610
                                                      39
                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Villa #8033807
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #3901909
                                                          8
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            House #6544147
                                                            6
                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1144809
                                                              18
                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Apartment #1643132
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #3860520
                                                                  6
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                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                    Villa #435198
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1788548
                                                                      3
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (2 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Bungalow #6556538
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (29 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #56103
                                                                          29
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #3902164
                                                                            4
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Villa #1962524
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                Villa #6865438
                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Apartment #3804001
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #625996vb
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Condo #848451vb
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Villa #2505569
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #4239112
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 15
                                                                                            Villa #13839
                                                                                            21
                                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #8028133
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Villa #6794386
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Villa #4134939
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (19 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Villa #642071a
                                                                                                    19
                                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      Villa #813833
                                                                                                      14
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Chania Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      everything perfect
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A super apartment in a lovely area of Chania, close to but away from, the tourist area

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very high spec fittings and furniture and in the kitchen, everything you could desire (especially an espresso machine, greatly appreciated). A very sociable house and anyone staying in the 4th bedroom is the gate keeper to let people through the bedroom to the roof terrace.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017