HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Chania also enquired about villas in Almirida, villas in Rethymnon and villas in Maleme

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.

  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Condo #848451vb
    4
    Viewed 106 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (9 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Multiple rentals House #1962531
      9
      Viewed 185 times in the last 48 hours
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Bungalow #6556640
        1
        Viewed 137 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (7 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 4 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 9
          House #6557024
          7
          Viewed 143 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (8 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #8038218
            8
            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (49 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Apartment #448494
              49
              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (15 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Villa #8033807
                15
                Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (23 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 9
                  Villa #3613718
                  23
                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (8 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #3886046
                    8
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (12 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #1938055
                      12
                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                        (5 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • Studio
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Villa #3900764
                        5
                        Viewed 104 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          House #4236557
                          1
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #1962524
                            7
                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                              (11 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #3860093
                              11
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (12 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #3843477
                                12
                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #3902164
                                  4
                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (9 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #3886044
                                    9
                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1962531
                                      4
                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (6 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Apartment #781046vb
                                        6
                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #4200529
                                          1
                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Very Good! 4.1/5
                                            (12 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Studio #377325
                                            12
                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #625996vb
                                              3
                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                (8 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #3901909
                                                8
                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                  (20 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Villa #8155180
                                                  20
                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Apartment #781066vb
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Studio #3845464
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #3687611
                                                        8
                                                        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                          Villa #6804879
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Villa #8093969
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Apartment #1676476
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #4152273
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Studio #888064vb
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #813833
                                                                    12
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Villa #8043413
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 6 BR
                                                                        • 6 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 14
                                                                        Villa #4076837
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                          (14 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #3845459
                                                                          14
                                                                          Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Apartment #2396113
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Villa #4057586
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #1643132
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (20 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 15
                                                                                  Villa #13839
                                                                                  20
                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Villa #1949828
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      House #6544147
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #3860520
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Villa #4131880
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Villa #4101588
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (38 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Villa #55610
                                                                                              38
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Apartment #3804001
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #1995064
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Villa #4170598
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #4171872
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great winter stay in this wonderful house.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This house feels like home, my stay was amazing, very enjoyable and comfy even in winter. It's located in a very nice neighbourhood, in a quiet little alley in the old town of Chania, in a two minutes walking distance to the charming harbour. Most important to me was though that Corinne is just a wonderful host. Very kind and helpful. I can highly recommend this accommodation to everybody who wants to stay in Chania and explore Western Crete.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Clean ,great views,modern,spacious ,near the town

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really friendly family,made us so welcome, a true Greek experience . Lovey location,modern ,roomy apartment ,can also use their wonderful taverna and private beach/ pool at Stavros studios . A real gem , fantastic stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect few days in Crete

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were truly stunned by the location and views. The property was beautifully maintained and very comfortable and peaceful. What we liked most was the fact that we could easily walk to the local village, have lunch and a look around. In addition, it was just a short car ride to the beach and other towns with some great bars and restaurants. We would definitely recommend the property to our friends/relatives. Wish we could have stayed longer. We'll be back, for sure!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016