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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! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
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Villa #3900764
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(54 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #448494
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Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
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Bungalow #6556640
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #1962531
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Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8038218
10
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #6557024
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #4236557
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3845459
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3687611
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3886046
10
Viewed 12 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
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #8043413
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #781046vb
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1949828
12
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #4057586
3
Exceptional! 5/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #3613718
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #781066vb
7
Viewed 9 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
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #4200529
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1144809
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3901909
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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 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(40 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #55610
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #3843477
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6544147
6
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1643132
2
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #4239112
Excellent! 4.3/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3860093
12
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #6804879
3
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  • 6 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #435198
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #1962531
4
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Bungalow #6556538
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Exceptional! 5/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Villa #56103
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Condo #848451vb
4
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8033807
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3902164
4
Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1962524
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #6865438
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #8056997
3
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #3804001
10
Viewed 11 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 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #2505569
4
Viewed 8 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
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Villa #8028133
12
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #6794386
2
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1412390
8
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #4134939
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #813833
14
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1788548
3
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #856255
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours

Chania Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

On the Beach!

5 of 5
We are lucky enough to travel extensively and get to stay in lots of lovely locations and villas and we all agreed ( two adults and two children 15/12) that this was our favourite villa ever! It's the combination of beach location, fantastic outside spaces, basketball court, table tennis and beautiful pool that did it for us- the house itself became very secondary as you just want to be outside. (The house was lovely too, immaculately clean, well specified with fab a/c. ) What made the holiday even more special was the service we received before and during our stay- Manolis made himself available whenever we had a question and organised an absolutely brilliant day for us sailing along the south west coast in our own boat. We will come back again in years to come.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Fabulous

5 of 5
The apartment was perfect and the roof terrace was stunning with views across the bay. Alymirda was a lovely village which had everything you would need , restaurants , cafes, supermarket and a bakery. Taxis and the bus stop just further up the road. Panos was more than helpful, left a good welcome pack for our arrival and kept in touch with us during our two week stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much of a problem for him, even when the front door to the apartment slammed closed while on the roof terrace and we were locked out. Within 15 minutes we had access. What a fantastic host !!! Thank you Panos and thank your father.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017