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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.

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                                                              Vacances de rêves dans la villa oikia

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                                                              Super semaine passée dans la superbe villa oikia disposant d'une superbe vue sur la mer ( les photos parlent d'elles meme) . Proche de chania et sa vieille ville. Le staff etouri est super sympathique, à votre écoute et present pour n'importe quelle demande. Georges le propriétaire est très accueillant. Il possède un glacier artisanal dans le vieux chania et ses glaces sont splendides ( prendre un pot pour le deguster sur la terasse de la maison) . De plus l'ouest offre de magnifiques plages si vous aimer faire quelques km. Sinon il y a marathi beach en bas de la villa. Je recommande sans hésiter cette villa et y retournerai avec mes proches dès que possible. Merci au staff etouri (sophia et kostas) Et merci énormément à georges le propriétaire. A très bientôt
                                                              • Review Submitted: 26-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                              great villa with perfect amenities in nice setting

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                                                              Very kind reception by Argiro Great meal by the chef Very nice beaches close by We recommend Sunset beach great food and lovely setting on the beach
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                                                              Beautiful Villa with a garden full of herbs, lemon and olive trees and a great swimming pool.

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                                                              The villa is as described, plenty of room, very well equipped kitchen and full of stylish and tasteful furnishings. We had a delightful family holiday (9 of us) in April 2016. We were lucky with the weather mostly sunny 22 - 27 degrees. Although the pool has heating we didn't need it. The garden is really well equipped with plenty of pool towels and loungers, out door seating and bar-b-q. The villa is stunning with vaulted, bare wood ceiling. Every thought has been taken to make this place a luxurious holiday experience. Evagellia was a most welcoming host and happy to help with recommending restaurants, shops and activities. There is a daily cleaner which was a surprise bonus - Georgia is great and takes every care to ensure the house and garden are kept clean and tidy. The local shop is well stocked and staff very friendly, nearby Koupoudiana has supermarkets, bakery, really good fish mongers and a great taverna called The Four Pigs. Also Irene's Taverna, towards Stavros is a great place for traditional greek food. Local beach is small but fine for swimming. We went diving and snorkelling with Chania Dive Centre, they were great, picked us up from the villa and took us out to more remote areas of sea to snorkel and dive. Overall a very satisfying holiday, we didn't do much exploring the island because the villa was so good. The cretan people are very friendly. Would really recommend Crete and this villa for a relaxing and fun holiday.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016