Discover a selection of 3,000 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 $91 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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,858 vacation rentals around Chania. From 1,469 villa rentals to 2,072 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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: 391 vacation rentals
  • Nea Chora: 330 vacation rentals
  • Halepa: 200 vacation rentals
  • Koum Kapi: 305 vacation rentals
  • Chania Town: 333 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Chania?

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

  • Chania Central Market: 3,116 vacation rentals
  • Souda Bay War Cemetery: 3,168 vacation rentals
  • Khania Archaeological Museum: 3,109 vacation rentals
  • Old Venetian Harbor: 3,110 vacation rentals
  • Chania Lighthouse: 3,083 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chania listed on Vrbo 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. Vrbo has 1,469 Villas in Chania. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chania include:

  • Houses: 2,072 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 609 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 40 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chania?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,764 vacation rentals with pool available in Chania. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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