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Destination guide

Enjoy villas in Chania

Located on Crete, Chania is a diverse destination for villas in Greece. It has the Venetian Harbor and its waterfront attractions, a 16th-century lighthouse with coastal views, and a maritime museum that has exhibits of model ships, naval memorabilia, and photographs. You could also visit the Archaeological Museum of Chania, a museum of archaeological artifacts within a former monastery. If you prefer the beach and outdoor sports, Crete has pristine beaches and turquoise waters for sunbathing, swimming, boating, snorkeling, and diving.

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?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,060 vacation rentals around Chania. From 1,493 villa rentals to 2,201 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.