Discover a selection of 2,500 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 kitchens. Prices start at $125 per night, and villas and houses 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

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Chania

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Chania, GR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,702 vacation rentals around Chania. From 1,379 villa rentals to 551 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Chania?

Filling your lungs with clean ocean air, soaking up the sunshine and losing all sense of time. Now that's the sort of getaway you deserve. Vrbo has 842 beachside rental properties. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 836 village vacation rentals.
  • 774 beach vacation rentals.
  • 603 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a villa in Chania?

A villa is the perfect vacation rental if you're yearning for some quality time with close friends or family. There's plenty of space to rendezvous with your squad in a stylish and comfortable environment. In this destination, there are 1,399 listings to pick from. Prices begin from $47 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular lodging types, such as:

  • Apartment: 670 vacation homes. Prices start from $25 per night.
  • House: 499 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.
  • Hotel: 154 vacation homes. Prices start from $28 per night.

Can I stay in Chania in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a trip with the family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always heaps of fun staying under the one roof! And the great news is that Vrbo has options to suit. Why not check out the 347 villa vacation homes available here? They're the top option for large groups of visitors. Rental options around here that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 608 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just $50.
  • If you've got 8 in your group, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 325 vacation homes that are ideal. You can get one for as little as $67 per night.
  • Looking for vacation rentals catering to 5 guests? You'll be happy to discover we have 323 that'll be perfect. You can get one for as little as $39 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring your uncle, your brother and all your pals to Chania.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Chania?

Ditch those boring cookie-cutter hotel chains! Enjoy the charm of staying like a local in a budget-friendly rental instead. Feast your eyes on the great options that can be booked now on Vrbo. Makris Tichos is an awesome area to have a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 196 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $123 per night. Old Town is another great option. Vrbo has 219 rentals here, and the average price is around $135 a night.

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