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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Multiple rentals House #1962531
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      Bungalow #6556640
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        Excellent! 4.5/5
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        Condo #848451vb
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 4 BR
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          House #6557024
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            Villa #3900764
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Apartment #448494
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                Apartment #8038218
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #3886046
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
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                    Villa #3613718
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #3687611
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                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                        Apartment #3860093
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                          • 2 BR
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                          House #4236557
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                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Villa #1962524
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                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #3845459
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 2 BR
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                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1962510
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 1 BR
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                                  Apartment #781046vb
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
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                                    Villa #1938055
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Villa #8043413
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        Apartment #3902164
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1962531
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                                            • 1 BR
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                                            Villa #4057586
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                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              House #3843477
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Villa #8033807
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                                                  Apartment #781066vb
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                                                    Apartment #1643132
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                                                      Villa #6804879
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        Apartment #3886044
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #1949828
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            House #6544147
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Studio #888064vb
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (38 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Villa #55610
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                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #8155180
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                                                                  Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #3804001
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                      Apartment #3901909
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                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        House #4200529
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                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                          Studio #377325
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                                                                            Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            House #3860520
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #8028133
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                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Bungalow #6556538
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                  Villa #1144809
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                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Villa #813833
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                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                                      Villa #1939773
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 6 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        Villa #435198
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                                                                                          House #625996vb
                                                                                          3
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                                            Apartment #4152273
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                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #4171872
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #1843193
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                                  Villa #4131880
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                                    Villa #4170598
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                                                      • 5 BA
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                                                                                                      Villa #13839
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A beautiful property in a fantastic location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a great place to stay. Stavros is a lovely place, some spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches. The villa has a stunning location overlooking and next to the sweep of the beach. The facilities at the villa are first class, the swimming pool and pool area, the basketball court, barbecue area, beautiful seating areas on all sides of the house so there's always a sheltered spot wherever the wind is blowing from. Inside the villa is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. The real winner though is the attention to detail which make this a great holiday let - the planting in the garden, the bathrobes and linen, the soaps and shampoos, the provision of wine, fruit and basic groceries on arrival, the well-equipped kitchen. Owner friendly and helpful if needed. We really enjoyed our week in a classy property!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Villa Vanelia Mare

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed at the Villa Vanelia Mare for 2 weeks at the beginning of April 2017. The owner (Barbara) gave us great directions to the Villa which we found very easily. it's location was perfect for us, only 200m's away from the beach and row of shops, café & restaurants. All within easy walking distance. The Villa was bright, big, clean and very well equipped. It's layout for 8 of us was perfect allowing us all to have some personal space if we wanted it. The outside barbecue was a treat which we used a couple of times, set down the side of the villa with a lovely social area. The owner (Barbara) was extremely helpful and spoke English very well. Barbara was always available if required. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks. This is our second year in Crete, we stayed further along the coast last year which was a bit isolated. Villa Vanelia Mare is only a 15min drive from Chania town centre and if we return next year we will definitely consider returning to this Villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017