Where to stay around Chania?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,245 vacation rentals near Chania. From 1,361 Villas to 362 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chania for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chania:

  • Old Town: 227 vacation rentals
  • Makris Tichos: 213 vacation rentals
  • Halepa: 139 vacation rentals
  • Nea Chora: 174 vacation rentals
  • Koum Kapi: 188 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chania?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chania. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Venetian Harbor: 2,389 vacation rentals
  • Chania Central Market: 2,393 vacation rentals
  • Chania Lighthouse: 2,389 vacation rentals
  • Agioi Apostoloi: 2,438 vacation rentals
  • Souda Bay War Cemetery: 2,382 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Chania?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,361 Villas in Chania. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chania include:

  • Houses: 362 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 414 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chania?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,496 vacation rentals with pool available in Chania. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    A Grecian getaway to Chania

    Perched on the north-west coast of Crete, Chania is brimming with charm. The captivating city is anchored by a 14th century Venetian Harbor, fringed by waterfront restaurants and sun-dappled cafes. Venture inland and you'll find yourself in a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, lined with handsome Ottoman townhouses. Today they house boutiques, trattorias and artisan leather stores. Want to stay in a slice of history? Housed in characterful old buildings, Chania vacation rentals promise a unique stay in one of Greece's most evocative cities.

    Soak up the scene in Chania's Venetian Harbour

    Few places in Greece live up to the splendor of Chania's Venetian Harbour. A string of pastel buildings overlook the marina, which was once a target for pirate raids. Today visitors flock to devour seafood and sip on raki at its waterfront tavernas. The atmosphere is fantastic, so why not stay local? From morning coffees, to sunset cocktails, there's no better place to relax than the deck of a harborfront Chania vacation rentals villa. Foodies will salivate over Chania's smorgasbord of offerings. Think craft cocktails at trendy bars, creamy Cretan cheeses sold at the Agora market and flaky "bougatsa" pastries hawked by local bakeries.

    Discover Chania's seafaring past

    Housed in the Venetian Church of San Francisco, the Chania Archaeological Museum showcases a treasure trove of artifacts. From ancient Minoan sarcophagi, to gleaming Hellenistic jewelry, history lovers will be in their element. Next up is the Maritime Museum of Crete. It's located in a wing of the mighty Firkas Fortress and houses model ships, sea battle memorabilia, nautical artifacts and more. At sunset, take a stroll out to the photogenic Chania Lighthouse. It's been watching over the mouth of the Venetian Harbour since the 16th century and commands sweeping views of the waterfront.

    Four seasons of sunshine in Chania

    Summer is high season in Crete and Chania is no exception. Temperatures hover around the 80s, which makes for dreamy beach weather. Be sure to book Chania vacation rentals in advance, as they're snapped up fast. If you want to beat the summer rush, consider visiting in late spring. As well as clear skies and sultry temperatures, the island explodes with wildflowers. Fall sees crowds taper off, which makes it a great time for those in search of a laid-back, local atmosphere. Even in winter, Chania lures its fair share of Mediterranean vacationers, with highs drifting around the 60s.

    Descend into Chania's Samaria Gorge

    Chania sits on a natural harbor on the north-west coast of Crete, Greece's largest island. It's surrounded by a mix of sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, with the interior dominated by the White Mountains. Mount Ida is the most famous peak, with Ideon Cave cited as the birthplace of Zeus. Head south from Chania and you'll hit Samaria Gorge, a World Biosphere Reserve. A scenic hiking trail descends into the chasm and winds past wildflowers, ancient stone churches and herds of endangered wild goats.

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