Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Chania

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Apartments and hotels in Chania from Crete Island

Chania is the capital city of the beautiful and picturesque Chania Prefecture, situated by the north coast of west Crete. Here you will find a perfect blend of stunning beaches, small fertile plains, towering mountains and sprawling gorges like the Samaria Gorge. Chania Prefecture is the greenest part of the island, as the range of the White Mountains ensures the highest rainfall in Crete.

Chania is one of Crete’s oldest cities, boasting a long and turbulent history. Despite being the second most populated city on the island today, it has still managed to preserve its traditional architecture and many of its Venetian and Turkish monuments. The beautiful harbour with its lighthouse and the old town at its centre make Chania one of the most visited cities in Crete.

Chania is a seemingly effortless blend of two towns – the old, and the new. It’s easy to navigate through its central area, while its outskirts can get confusing. But it doesn’t deter from Chania’s charm! This captivating city is so enthralling that many find it difficult to leave.

Chania’s old town is its beating heart. Its charming, winding streets and historic buildings provide the perfect backdrop for romantic strolls. Many of these sites have been converted into small hotels, eateries, stores or homes.

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For travellers seeking the perfect blend of history and convenience, hotels in Chania offer an exceptional experience. Nestled within the Old Town, Chania’s most picturesque quarter, visitors can stay in beautifully restored historic mansions that now serve as intimate boutique hotels. Many of these lodgings provide enchanting views of the iconic old port and its landmark lighthouse. The central location means you’re just steps away from quaint shops, delectable eateries, and a myriad of facilities. Those wishing for a seaside retreat will find a wealth of excellent hotels adjacent to the sandy stretches of Nea Chora Beach.

On our site, you can find the best 1432 hotels and villas for perfect holidays in Chania. See the full list below of the best hotels, villas, and apartments in Chania town.

Best Hotels in Chania

  • 9 / 10
  • 1866 Square

This central Chania hotel is just 200 metres from the Old Town walls and the Venetian harbour. It offers Cretan hospitality, modern furniture and facilities, air-conditioned and soundproof rooms and a limited capacity underground parking. The hotel was fully refurbished in 2021.

The Hotel Arkadi’s en suite guest rooms are spacious, sunny, and fitted with classical furniture. Each has private balcony, most of which overlook the city of Chania and its historic harbour. All rooms have a TV 32”with sattelite channels and anatomic mattresses .

Arkadi’s offers a free Mediterranean breakfast ,and the 24-hour reception can arrange for car rental.There is also an internet corner at the hotel, and free Wi-Fi available in public areas and some of the guest rooms.

Nea Chora is easily reached with 500 metres from the hotel. Guests can take the bus, which stops just 20 metres away, and explore the beaches of Chrisi Akti, Agioi Apostoloi and Kalamaki.

Hotel Arkadi is only 5 km away from the Souda Port. Chania International Airport is 15 km away. The airport transfer can be arranged.

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€113

/night

  • 30 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Platia 1866 7

Located in 1866 Square of Chania Town, near Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Mitropoleos Square and Folklore Museum of Chania, Mirabile Luxury Suites is housed in a neoclassical building.

Individually and minimally decorated, every unit opens to a balcony or private patio and features a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a mini fridge. A toaster is also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Some suites are fitted with a hot tub.

The aparthotel offers a small fitness centre and free WiFi throughout.

Popular points of interest near Mirabile Luxury Suites include Municipal Market of Chania, Archaeological Museum of Chania and Etz Hayyim Synagogue. The main bus station is just 200 meters away, while the taxi rank is at the entrance of the accommodation. The nearest airport is Chania International, 11 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€97

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  • 50 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • 11 Platia 1866

Plaza 1866 Superior City Rooms offers accommodation in Chania Town near Folklore Museum of Chania and Firkas Fortress. Among the facilities at this property are an ATM and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is allergy-free and is set 1.1 km from Nea Chora Beach.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. All rooms have a safety deposit box, while some rooms also offer a balcony and others also have city views. At the hotel all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Popular points of interest near Plaza 1866 Superior City Rooms include Koum Kapi Beach, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and Mitropoleos Square. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from the accommodation.

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€81

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  • 60 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • 16 Platia 1866

Located in Chania Town, less than 1 km from Nea Chora Beach, The Chania Hotel provides accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. This 5-star hotel offers a bar. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. All rooms are equipped with a kettle, while some rooms here will provide you with a balcony and others also provide guests with city views. At The Chania Hotel every room comes with bed linen and towels.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. At The Chania Hotel you will find a restaurant serving Greek cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options can also be requested.

Guests can swim in the indoor pool or use the business centre that offers printing, copying and fax services.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include Koum Kapi Beach, Kladissos Beach and Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from The Chania Hotel.

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€131

/night

  • 60 m
  • 9.2 / 10
  • 69, Kidonias Str., 1866 Square

Located in the heart of Chania, within 450 metres from the Venetian harbour, the modern Samaria Hotel is ideally situated just above the main square, next to the central bus station. An outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace are featured on site.

Fully renovated, Samaria hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation equipped with a balcony, hardwood floors and marble bathroom. Each unit has a satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. All accommodations enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Guests may enjoy Mediterranean and Cretan cuisine at the on-site restaurant. A fitness centre is also available.

Whether for business or holiday, the hotel offers a warm and friendly service coupled with modern facilities, including a café-bar and internet corner. Private parking is possible.

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€171

/night

  • 160 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • 18 Mpetolo

1 km from Nea Chora Beach, Metropolitan Pearl Boutique Hotel is set in Chania Town and offers free WiFi, concierge services and express check-in and check-out. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a hot tub. The property is 200 metres from the city centre and 1 km from Koum Kapi Beach.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms are fitted with a kettle, while some rooms come with a kitchenette with a stovetop. At Metropolitan Pearl Boutique Hotel all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

The accommodation provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying.

Popular points of interest near Metropolitan Pearl Boutique Hotel include Mitropoleos Square, Folklore Museum of Chania and Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from the hotel.

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€133

/night

  • 170 m

Best Villas in Chania

  • 10 / 10
  • Dorotheou Episkopou 13

Dorotheou House is located in the historic centre Chania. It offers luxurious accommodation split in 3 levels with a fully equipped kitchen and free WiFi. It is 1 km from Nea Chora and 100 metres from Saint Anargyri Church.

The air-conditioned villa Dorotheou is modernly decorated including wooden floors and industrial details. Featuring a loft, it also consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 marble bathrooms, spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen and dining area for 8. It comes with a flat-screen, satellite TV, dishwasher and hairdryer. Bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries are also offered.

It opens out to 2 large balconies and a spacious veranda with BBQ facilities. It offers views over the scenic alleys of the Old Town.

Situated just a few metres from the Venetian Port, it is within walking distance of many restaurants, cafes, shops, museums and the central bus station. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out the Archaeological Museum of Chania and Mitropoleos Square both at 100 metres. Souda Airport is located 11 km from the property.

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€373

/night

  • 240 m
  • 9.2 / 10
  • 11, Douka Str

Renovated with care, Kores Boutique Houses are located in a quiet Chania neighbourhood right next to the Venetian walls. Set in 18th-century stone buildings, villas come with kitchens, dining furniture and a furnished seating area.

Filled with natural light, the villas feature private furnished courtyards and balconies with a view to the narrow streets, the mountains and the sea. Exterior bamboo furniture, sun loungers and an umbrella are provided.

Kores’ location is perfect for exploring the old quarter and promenade of Chania. Lots of tavernas, bars, cafes and markets are walking distance.

Staff at reception is available 24 hours a day and a free municipal parking is available close by.

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€175

/night

  • 290 m
  • 5.7 / 10
  • Markou Mpotsari

Situated 1.3 km from Nea Chora Beach, Gardens Downtown center Chania Elpida Villa offers a garden, and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Gardens Downtown center Chania Elpida Villa offers a picnic area.

If you would like to discover the area, fishing and hiking are possible in the surroundings and the accommodation can arrange a car rental service.

Popular points of interest near Gardens Downtown center Chania Elpida Villa include Koum Kapi Beach, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and Mitropoleos Square. The nearest airport is Chania International, 13 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€168

/night

  • 380 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Melchisedek 37

Housed in a 200-year old, listed buidling, just 80 metres from Chania Venetian Harbour, Odyssey House is a split-level villa with free WiFi access and a patio. The property is 200 metres from Saint Anargyri Church and 200 metres from Mitropoleos Square.

Fitted with beamed ceilings, wooden stairs and traditional decorative items, the villa has 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, and a living room with flat-screen TV and a bookcase. Facilities include air conditioning, a microwave and an oven, while DVDs and board games are also available for younger guests.

Beach towels are provided and free public parking is possible nearby. Younger guests have a variety of DVDs and games to choose from. Homemade jam and kumquat liqueur are offered to all guests on arrival.

If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (200 metres) and Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan (200 metres). Souda Airport is located 14 km away.

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€152

/night

  • 380 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Kallinikou Sarpaki 2

In the centre of Chania Town, located within a short distance of Koum Kapi Beach and Nea Chora Beach, Casa Bene offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as an oven and kettle. This villa also features a private pool.

The villa is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with quiet street views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of an indoor pool. A car rental service is available at Casa Bene.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Chania Old Venetian Harbour, Kucuk Hasan Mosque and Saint Anargyri Church. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from Casa Bene.

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€200

/night

  • 420 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Drakontopoulou 14

Located in the old town of Chania, Casa Regina Luxury House offers elegantly decorated, self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access. The villa is divided in 3 levels and lies within a few metres of the Venetian Harbour of Chania.

Fitted with beamed ceilings, wooden floors, well-chosen furnishings and soft tones, the villa has a bedroom fitted with Coco-Mat sleep system. It also includes a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, a living room with a sofa-bed and 2 bathrooms with a chromotherapy hydromassage shower system.

Guests will find restaurants, bars and shops within a short walking distance of Casa Regina. Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is 300 metres from Casa Regina. Chania International Airport is 11 km from the property.

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€160

/night

  • 510 m

Best Apartments in Chania

  • 9.3 / 10
  • 2 Πλατεία 1866

Offering city views, Koukou Chania City Central Apartment is an accommodation located in Chania Town, 1.1 km from Nea Chora Beach and 1.2 km from Koum Kapi Beach. Featuring sea and mountain views, this apartment also offers free WiFi.

The air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hair dryer. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Kladissos Beach, Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and Mitropoleos Square. The nearest airport is Chania International, 13 km from Koukou Chania City Central Apartment, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€86

/night

  • 30 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • 1 Κορωναίου

Eleftheria’s apartment features a balcony and is set in Chania Town, within just 1.2 km of Koum Kapi Beach and 1.5 km of Kladissos Beach. The accommodation is less than 1 km from the Nea Chora Beach and has free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Mitropoleos Square and Folklore Museum of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from eleftheria’s apartment.

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€116

/night

  • 60 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Koronaiou 10

Tonia’s elegant place with Parking is located in Chania Town, 1.3 km from Koum Kapi Beach, 200 metres from Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, as well as 400 metres from Mitropoleos Square. The air-conditioned accommodation is less than 1 km from Nea Chora Beach, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the apartment.

Popular points of interest near Tonia’s elegant place with Parking include Folklore Museum of Chania, Firkas Fortress and Saint Anargyri Church. The nearest airport is Chania International, 13 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€93

/night

  • 90 m
  • 7.5 / 10
  • Ντουνόππαπα 13

Right in the heart of Chania Town, situated within a short distance of Nea Chora Beach and Koum Kapi Beach, Dominic Venetian Castle Old Port Apartment offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as an oven and coffee machine. The property has inner courtyard and quiet street views, and is 1.5 km from Kladissos Beach.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Mitropoleos Square and Folklore Museum of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International, 13 km from Dominic Venetian Castle Old Port Apartment, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€99

/night

  • 90 m
  • 9.8 / 10
  • 44 Chatzimichali Giannari

Conveniently situated in the Chania Old Town of Chania Town, Casa 1926 offers a balcony. Guests staying at this apartment have access to free WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen.

This air-conditioned apartment features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries. A TV is offered.

Venizelos Graves is 4 km from the apartment, while Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is 100 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 15 km from Casa 1926. Free limited parking spaces can be found at 400 metres.

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€125

/night

  • 90 m
  • 7.7 / 10
  • 40 Kriari 5th floor, Apt. 2

Boasting city views, Sky-High Central Penthouse w. Stunning Views – 02 features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 1.2 km from Koum Kapi Beach. It has mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Nea Chora Beach, Kladissos Beach and Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from Sky-High Central Penthouse w. Stunning Views – 02.

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€89

/night

  • 90 m

Best Holiday homes in Chania

  • 9.7 / 10
  • Μπετόλο

Located less than 1 km from Koum Kapi Beach and a 12-minute walk from Nea Chora Beach in the centre of Chania Town, il Campanile Luxury Living provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The accommodation features a spa bath and a hot tub.

Providing a terrace, all units are air conditioned and include a dining area and a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also provided in the kitchen, as well as a coffee machine.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the holiday home.

The wellness area at il Campanile Luxury Living is comprised of a hot tub and a beauty services.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation, while hiking and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

Popular points of interest near il Campanile Luxury Living include Kladissos Beach, Saint Anargyri Church and Chania Old Venetian Harbour. The nearest airport is Chania International, 13 km from the holiday home, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€155

/night

  • 180 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • 26 Episkopou Chrisanthou

Right in the centre of Chania Town, set within a short distance of Koum Kapi Beach and Nea Chora Beach, Metropolis House offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a microwave and coffee machine. The property features city views and is 1.8 km from Kladissos Beach and 500 metres from Chania Old Venetian Harbour.

The holiday home with a balcony and mountain views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Kucuk Hasan Mosque, Saint Anargyri Church and Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from Metropolis House.

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€159

/night

  • 240 m
  • 8.9 / 10
  • 2 Πόρτου

Offering free WiFi and quiet street views, Giorgos & Chara Studio in the Old Port is an accommodation located in the centre of Chania Town, just less than 1 km from Nea Chora Beach and a 15-minute walk from Koum Kapi Beach. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a balcony.

This 1-bedroom holiday home will provide you with a satellite flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a living room. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Kladissos Beach, Etz Hayyim Synagogue and Firkas Fortress. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 15 km from Giorgos & Chara Studio in the Old Port.

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€111

/night

  • 250 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Isodeion 11

Just 300 metres from Chania Venetian Harbour, Aphrodite House offers a fully equipped and traditionally built unit with views over Chania Town. Free WiFi access is available in some rooms. The Archaeological Museum of Chania is 100 metres away.

Opening to a furnished balcony, this air-conditioned and split-level house of Aphrodite comes with 2 separate bedrooms. It consists of a living room with sofas and flat-screen TV and a kitchenette with cooking hobs and microwave. A washing machine and an iron are included.

Mitropoleos Square is at a distance of 100 metres, while several restaurants, café bars and shops can be found within short walking distance. Souda Port is approximately 11 km away and Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Aiport is at a distance of 15 km.

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€93

/night

  • 250 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • 24 Πάροδος 2η Πόρτου

In a prime location in the centre of Chania Town, Vaggelis house offers a balcony, air conditioning, free WiFi and flat-screen TV. With city views, this accommodation provides a patio.

The holiday home features a terrace, 1 bedroom, a living room and a well-equipped kitchenette with a fridge. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Nea Chora Beach, Koum Kapi Beach and Kladissos Beach. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 15 km from Vaggelis house.

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€122

/night

  • 270 m
  • 9.9 / 10
  • 100 Skalidi

Situated in Chania Town, 700 metres from Nea Chora Beach and 1.5 km from Koum Kapi Beach, Chania Residence – City centre maisonette features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a balcony.

The 1-bedroom holiday home has a living room with a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen with oven and toaster, and 1 bathroom with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Mitropoleos Square and Folklore Museum of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 13 km from Chania Residence – City centre maisonette.

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€80

/night

  • 280 m

Experiences near Chania

Chania offers a captivating blend of ancient history, vibrant culture, and scenic beauty. With its Venetian harbour, winding old town alleys, and pristine beaches, there’s an abundance of experiences awaiting every traveller. Whether you’re a history buff, a food lover, or an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll find that the things to do in Chania are as varied as they are fascinating. Dive into the diverse offerings of this Cretan gem; here are the list of things to do in Chania.

FAQ

Where is Chania located?

Chania is the capital city of the Chania Prefecture, situated on the north coast of west Crete.

What can be found in Chania Prefecture?

Chania Prefecture offers a perfect blend of stunning beaches, small fertile plains, towering mountains, and sprawling gorges like the Samaria Gorge. It is also the greenest part of the island, with the highest rainfall in Crete.

What is the history of Chania?

Chania is one of Crete’s oldest cities, boasting a long and turbulent history. Despite being the second most populated city on the island today, it has still managed to preserve its traditional architecture and many of its Venetian and Turkish monuments.

What is the old town of Chania like?

Chania’s old town is its beating heart. Its charming, winding streets and historic buildings provide the perfect backdrop for romantic strolls. Many of these sites have been converted into small hotels, eateries, stores, or homes.

Is Chania easy to navigate?

Chania’s central area is easy to navigate, but its outskirts can get confusing. However, this does not detract from Chania’s charm.

Why is Chania a popular tourist destination?

Chania’s beautiful harbour with its lighthouse and the old town at its centre make it one of the most visited cities in Crete. Its captivating city is so enthralling that many find it difficult to leave.

What is the average temperature in Chania city?

The average temperature in Chania city ranges from 15°C (59°F) in winter to 30°C (86°F) in summer.

Which is the nearest airport to Chania city?

The nearest airport to Chania city is Chania International Airport (CHQ), which is located about 14 km (8.7 miles) east of the city centre.

What are some popular attractions in Chania city?

Some popular attractions in Chania city include the Venetian Harbor, the Old Town, the Archaeological Museum of Chania, the Maritime Museum of Crete, and the Agora Market.

Are there any beaches near Chania city?

Yes, there are several beaches near Chania city, including the popular beaches of Balos Lagoon, Elafonisi, Falassarna, and Stavros.

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