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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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    Villa #4076837
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              Apartment #3860093
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                Apartment #3687611
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                                  Villa #3613718
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                                    Apartment #3845459
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                                        Villa #1962524
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            Villa #2505569
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                                              Multiple rentals House #1962531
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                                                                  Villa #332483vb
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                                                                        Villa #1938055
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                                                                                Villa #55610
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                                                                                  Apartment #3804001
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                                                                                              Villa #1144809
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                                                                                                  Villa #3505678
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                                                                                                    House #3816781
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                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb location and very pleasant property!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Property was clean, well-appointed and in an excellent location in regard to both the airport and a lovely sandy beach. Very useful guidebooks etc. A great base from which to explore Western Crete. Thank you!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Truly wonderful villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a really wonderful villa, and Stavros is a beautiful little bay too. George was a terrific host, and the villa was just as the pictures showed. We were just three, and the size was perfect, but 6 could be very comfortably accommodated. The pool is amazing, the bbq area very well equipped, and the inside is really welcoming and homely without being cluttered. It's hard to write more - I don't want to spoilt the secret! We will definitely come back to this idyllic spot. If you don't know Crete, then please visit - it is a stunning island with incredibly friendly (and genuinely friendly, not just after the tourist $$) locals. Chania is nearby and this is a beautiful Venetian harbor. There are so many places to stay, you almost can't go wrong In Crete. But if you have a young family, don't want to drive too far, love the beach and swimming in the sea then try Villa Stavros - it's an absolute gem and George was an exceptional host.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic apartment in idyllic location, definitely has the wow factor!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fabulous time was had by all! The apartment description was accurate, lots of lovely touches that Panos has taken time over to ensure a most comfortable stay. We were two couples who didn't want to leave. The apartment was great for us almost 2 separate apartments with lovely communal area, all spotlessly clean. Panos was so helpful and welcoming, lovely welcome pack ,arranging a taxi for us and meeting us and seeing us off fabulous😄򑀠the location is fantastic, the view from the window and roof garden wow😄򑀠And what a welcome from francoise cafe bar wonderful service, very humorous staff Kostas and his secretary (Happy) and the owner great would recommend 100%. Lots of lovely tavernas, gorgeous beach, it was difficult to leave the resort but we did. Try elanfonisi,kalyves,falasarno to name a few. Rethymon, Chania the old towns are a must. Car Hire and taxi so easy to arrange. Panos is a fabulous host, thank you so much for making us welcome in your country, your apartment is the nicest we have stayed in , the welcome you gave us and the help and assistance from the start of booking to the day we left was second to none. We had so much fun, we would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to come back very soon. Thank you Almiryda, thank you Francoise and your lovely staff and most of all thank you Panos, it was a pleasure to meet you. Kind Regards Kathryn, Colin, Sue & Dean
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016