Destination guide

The historical city of Chania awaits you

Come and experience Chania and its monuments, museums and history. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the cafes, beaches and archaeology. Venetian Port and Chania Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Chania a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Chania

Whether you're an active traveller 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Chania

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

How many holiday accommodation are available around Chania?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,424 holiday rentals around Chania. From 1,272 Villas to 461 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Chania is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Chania:

  • Old Town: 292 holiday homes
  • Makris Tichos: 201 holiday homes
  • Nea Chora: 231 holiday homes
  • Halepa: 168 holiday homes
  • Koum Kapi: 243 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Cathedral of the 3 Martyrs: 2,576 holiday rentals
  • Chania Municipal Garden: 2,578 holiday rentals
  • Chania Central Market: 2,541 holiday rentals
  • Old Venetian Harbor: 2,532 holiday rentals
  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,580 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chania listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 1,272 Villas in Chania. Our other popular types of Chania holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 461 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 505 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 29 holiday houses

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 1,510 holiday homes with pool available in Chania. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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