Destination guide

The historic city of Chania awaits you

Come and experience Chania and its monuments, museums and history. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the cafés, beaches and archaeology. Venetian Port and Chania Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Chania

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Chania a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monumental Olive Tree Samonas (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Volos Shelter (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Chania

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Chania

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Chania is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chania Municipal Garden (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Koum Kapi Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Nea Chora Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Golden Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Agioi Apostoloi Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Kalamaki Beach (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)

Transportation options to and around Chania

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Chania?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,356 holiday lettings near Chania. From 1,215 Villas to 489 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Chania for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Chania?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Chania:

  • Old Town: 285 holiday homes
  • Makris Tichos: 194 holiday homes
  • Halepa: 166 holiday homes
  • Nea Chora: 224 holiday homes
  • Koum Kapi: 232 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Chania?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Chania. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,508 holiday lettings
  • Chania Archaeological Museum: 2,511 holiday lettings
  • Khania Archaeological Museum: 2,509 holiday lettings
  • Firka Fortress: 2,499 holiday lettings
  • Municipal Art Gallery of Chania: 2,512 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Chania listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Chania?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,215 Villas in Chania. Our other popular types of Chania holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 489 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 491 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 28 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Chania?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,444 holiday homes with pool available in Chania. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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