Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Chania, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $107 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Chania. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Chania Region: Greece at its very best

The Chania Region covers the westernmost part of the Greek island of Crete. The capital of the same name is centered around a sweeping stone Venetian harbor and lighthouse. Away from the waterfront, you can amble up through a maze of narrow streets, lined with boutique shops, in the old town. Beyond the city you'll find a wild landscape of deep gorges criss-crossed by footpaths and ridiculously beautiful beaches like Elafonisi Beach, a strip of powdery sand flanked on both sides by shallow azure waters. Return back to one of the white-washed fishing villages and settle in to your Chania Region vacation rental.

Things to do

Layers of Venetian history in Chania Region

Away from the hiking trails and beaches, you can delve into Crete's cultural and historical attractions. The perfect introduction is a walk around Chania's Venetian harbor and lighthouse. If you're interested in maritime history, the superb Naval Museum chronicles Greece's seafaring past. Even if you're not an archaeologist, the Archaeological Museum is fascinating. On the eastern side of the city is the leather tanning and production district of Tabakaria – while most of the houses have closed down, some are still operational today and the old buildings are well worth a look.


Hike Europe's longest gorge in Chania Region

For a first-timer in Crete, it would be unthinkable to skip a hike down Samaria, the longest gorge on the continent. The 16-kilometer steep-sided gorge takes around 6 hours to walk, time well spent along its winding trail. It's utterly spectacular, particularly in the sunny spring and summer months. The rugged Cretan landscape lends itself to lots more adventures – mountain biking and road cycling, horseback riding and all sorts of water sports. If all that just sounds like too much effort, some of the island's best beaches sit just down the road from your Chania Region vacation rental.


Bask on the summer beaches in Chania Region

Between the summer months, low-cost airlines from all over Europe usher in eager families looking for guaranteed good weather and plenty of beach time. The sizzling temperature can be glorious when accompanied by refreshing dips in the ocean, but if you're looking to escape the crowds, it might not be the time for you. May to June are considerably quieter and with the island bursting into color with carpets of blooming wild flowers, also one of the most scenic. Later in fall, the temperature can also be very agreeable and with a drop in Chania Region vacation rental prices, an attractive time to go.

Natural features

Look out for the wild goats in Chania Region

As Crete is an island, it lacks the large predators found on the mainland. For instance, you're not going to spot a bear or hear the howl of wolves. That said, the rocky landscape is home to some unique critters, the largest being the horned Cretan wild goat, which is now thriving after hunters almost drove them into extinction. Badgers are sometimes spotted rustling around in the woodland, as are martens and brown hares. If you're in luck, you may even spot an extremely rare Cretan wild cat, which slinks around in the deep gorges.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Chania

The nearest airport is in Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport (CHQ), located 19.2 mi (31 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in Chania?

Luxury villas, tranquil houseboats and spacious homes — everyone's ideal place to stay is different. Whatever your style, you're sure to find something you love among these top vacation rentals in Chania:

  • "Bell Rock Vista - Hot Tub, Great Location": If you're after a comfy space in Oak Creek, unpack your bags here. It offers 2 bedrooms and great amenities including a living room and a desk chair.
  • "Washington Dc's Best Address": Stay a few nights or more at this escape in Foggy Bottom and you'll have access to off-street parking options, a balcony and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Chania vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Chania?

Give these vacation properties a gold medal! The following weekend getaways in Chania have all earned top marks from our satisfied guests:

  • "Magnificent Lake Lanier Home - Indonesian Decor": This property in Apokoronas makes for a heavenly weekend getaway. Spend time exploring attractions like Barrow County Museum and Wills Park, then slow down and kick back in your comfy digs. A games room and a stovetop are among the amenities here.
  • "Villa Samaria, White Mountains Of Crete": Situated in Platanias, this popular escape comes with a living room and children's games. Don't miss Loutraki Beach and Imeri Gramvousa while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Chania?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need close at hand, studio apartments are a fantastic option if you're traveling alone or with a pal. If you're after somewhere small and intimate to call home for a few nights, consider these studio apartments for rent in Chania:

  • "Villa Zourva Large One - Bedroom Apartment" in Zourva puts you within close reach of some of the area's well-known cultural attractions, including Erofili Theatre and Ancient City of Aptera. A living room and a fridge are a couple of the amenities you'll have at hand here.
  • "Maros Spitaki" in Chania is another excellent option that comes with a fridge and a barbecue grill. Folklore Museum of Chania and Byzantine & Postbyzantine Collection should be on your to-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in Chania?

With Vrbo's great selection of short-term rentals in Chania, you're sure to find a place that's a perfect match. Whether you're after somewhere to relax on your own or to get together with the family, these options are tough to beat:

  • Located near the heart of Apokoronas, "Magnificent Lake Lanier Home - Indonesian Decor" is perfect for a short-term stay. Set up base here and get out and explore all the top sights around the area.
  • Alternatively, bunk down for a few days at "Villa Samaria, White Mountains Of Crete" and explore the best of Platanias. This getaway also welcomes short-term guests and is a great choice if you love to be near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Chania?

If you really want to dazzle your special someone, then stay somewhere special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Chania at one of these properties and let love bloom:

  • Catch up on quality time and sweet snuggles at "Bell Rock Vista - Hot Tub, Great Location" in Oak Creek. Skiing facilities and winery tours are some of the nice touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, organize an amorous weekend away at "Washington Dc's Best Address". Located in Foggy Bottom, it offers winery tours, massage services and other bonuses.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Chania?

If you're planning to take that special trip away, don't go by yourself; bring everyone along. You'll have a lot more fun sharing the adventure with your nearest and dearest. These vacation rentals in Chania are perfect for larger groups:

  • "Villa Fuerte, Heated Pool, Amazing Yard": With 6 bedrooms, everyone can RSVP "yes" to you at this impressive retreat in Platanias. A swimming pool and mountain views are among the amenities offered here.
  • "Villa Vega Ι Luxury Private Villa Ideal For Groups": Located in Platanias, this spacious option has 6 bedrooms and is another favorite for getting the family together. There's a whole lot to keep guests content and comfortable, such as mountain views and a water park.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Chania?

Whether you're planning a trip with a large group of friends, a big birthday party or even a wedding, Vrbo will help you find the perfect home. Round up your nearest and dearest and check out these large vacation rentals in Chania:

  • "Friendly To Families And Couples Splendid Panoramic View": With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 31 people, this property in Chania has all the space you need. A chef and a garden are just a couple of the amenities on offer here.
  • "Villa Dina - Beautiful Villa In A Kid": Accommodating up to 60 guests and with lots of excellent amenities like a kitchen and a fireplace, this is another winner. It has 3 bedrooms and is located in Kolymvari.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Chania?

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Chania, so don your swimsuit and get set to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are a couple of favorites we think you'll love:

  • Little kids, big kids, parents — everyone will love relaxing by the pool at "Omalos The Shepherd's House". Treat the whole family on a break at this Platanias rental house which also features pet-friendly facilities and towels.
  • Relax and unwind beside the water while the kids frolic about at "Cabin - Charming Wooden Eco - House In Unspoiled Nature Surrounding Sougia". This property in Kantanos-Selino comes with a range of conveniences to keep your gang comfortable and content, such as books and childrens activities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Chania?

Family time is precious, which is why we'll help you find somewhere you can all reconnect. Whether you're planning a trip with the kids or hanging out with friends, these large family vacation rentals in Chania are just the spot for memorable get-togethers:

  • Make your family get-together one you'll never forget at "Magnificent Lake Lanier Home - Indonesian Decor". This Apokoronas retreat offers 4 bedrooms and can fit up to 11 of your lucky loved ones. On-site watersports and a smart TV are just some of the amenities to take advantage of.
  • Another terrific option is "Villa Samaria, White Mountains Of Crete" in Platanias. This vacation rental accommodates up to 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A TV and towels will help make your stay more enjoyable.

Eager for some family-friendly entertainment? Limnoupolis Water Park is one of the many exciting attractions you can find dotted around Chania.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Chania?

Choose a Chania vacation home with an indoor pool and make every day a pool day. Invite the whole gang along to one of these stately rentals that come with this lavish perk:

  • Invite up to 12 of your favorite people to an epic stay at "Lux Villa Spa And Tennis Jacuzzi And Indoor Pool Bbq And Gym". This Chania rental comes with 5 bedrooms and a host of amenities besides its glorious pool. A swimming pool and a kitchen are other highlights.
  • Get ready for lots of relaxing and socializing by the indoor pool at "Private Luxury Villa" in Voukoliai. With 3 bedrooms, up to 7 family members or friends can come along for the ride at this impressive getaway. It's packed with features to keep a large group occupied, including a swimming pool and mountain views.

Like some more options? Check out the search bar at the top of the page, adjust the filters to find the Chania vacation rental that's perfect for your needs and book in your dream stay today.

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