Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Chania

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Chania. Renowned for its beaches, cafés and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Chania Lighthouse and Venetian Port are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Chania

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

  • Volos Shelter (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Monumental Olive Tree Samonas (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Chania

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

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 a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Platanias Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Agia Marina Beach (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Stalos Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Samaria Gorge (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Kalamaki Beach (9 mi / 14.5 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Chania

Fly into Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis), the closest airport, located 17.9 mi (28.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Chania Region?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,937 house rentals near Chania Region. From 1,704 Villas to 542 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Chania Region for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Chania Region?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chania Region. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chania: 2,351 vacation rentals
  • Golden Beach: 2,524 vacation rentals
  • Stavros: 1,162 vacation rentals
  • Elafonisi Beach: 437 vacation rentals
  • Palaiochora: 62 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Chania Region! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Chania Region?

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

  • Chania: 2,351 rentals
  • Stavros: 1,162 rentals
  • Palaiochora: 62 rentals
  • Plaka: 1,045 rentals
  • Pirgos Psilonerou: 1,256 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Chania Region?

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

  • Golden Beach: 2,524 vacation homes
  • Elafonisi Beach: 437 vacation homes
  • Platanias Beach: 2,482 vacation homes
  • Stavros Beach: 2,322 vacation homes
  • Samaria Gorge: 2,231 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Chania Region listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.