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Chania

Chania old harborChania is the capital town of the area of Chania. This beautiful city, located on the north shore of Crete, is an ideal base for exploring the whole island. The prefecture of Chania covers the west part of the island and its important towns; Souda, Agia Marina, Platanias, Kastelli, Paleochora, Kandanos and Chora Sfakion.

Chania is about 1 hour (59 km) long from Rethymno and 2 hours (137 km) long from Heraklion. It is easily accessible from Athens by three regular flights a day (45 minutes) during winter and four during summer. The International Airport is located 11km outside the city on Akrotiri. There are also two daily boats from Piraeus (Athens) to Souda.

The prefecture of Chania offers tourism services and activities of all kinds covering all demands. The city of Chania preserves all the features of the Venetian rule times. The White Mountains (Lefka Ori), rising behind the city and diving south in the Livikon Pelagos in the area of Sfakia, consist of numerous gorges for nature-lovers and enthousiastic mountaineers. The sandy beaches and the deep clear waters in them (Elafonissi, Falassarna, Paleochora, Georgioupoli, etc) are ideal for swimming. The minoan, roman and byzantine archaeologocial sites are tempting for those interested in cultural and historical explorations.

Agioi Theodoroi islet  Platanias sandy beach  Kalathas

Geographical Elements: The county of Chania covers the western part of Crete and has an area of 2.376 km2 and with a population of 140,000 residents (1991 inventory). The county is divided into 5 provinces with the capital the city of Chania (52.000 population). Since 1999 the county is divided into 23 counties and 2 provinces. The north area of the county with very welcome seas ends up to 3 peninsulas. Concerning the south side of the island towards the Libyan sea it presents the biggest amount of sunlight in Europe. North, west and south the county is surrounded by sea.

Neoria  Chania-waterfront  Chania Arsenali 2

Why to visit Chania

Chania is regarded as a very picturesque small city of Greece, with a lot of life during the summer months, friendly people, blue sea and sky, and sandy beaches. The famous old town with its small streets and the Venetian buildings, the picturesque Venetian harbour with the Lighthouse and the Firkas castle create a majestic, romantic atmosphere which can be rarely found in Europe.

Chania is an ideal destination to combine the romantic atmosphere of the Venetian Town with the touristic facilities that have been created during the last years; the well-organised sandy beaches west and east of the city, the numerous cafes, restaurants and tavernas along the old harbour and the seaside villages, the endless waterfront to the west and the east of the city, the beach-bars on the sandy beaches, the seaside clubs and bars outside the city.

Chania is also an ideal location to explore the rest of Crete since the distances are not really a big deal; you can find some of the most unique sights and natural beaches of Crete in less than 60 minutes distance in south and west Crete, the most famous archaeological sites of Knossos and Phaestos dating thousands of years ago in the nearby districts of Heraklion and Rethymnon, the remaining of the Turkish and the Venetian castles dispersed in many remote villages of the island, the existing Venetian Monasteries and Churches. Here you can also try to pass the longest gorge of Europe - Samaria Gorge, 17 km length - and visit some of the purest, traditional villages of Crete.

 Sunset_1   Mosque Chania   chania_old_town_streets

 elafonisi sea 2   Balos beach 3   Falassarna beach 5

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  1. Golden Key Villas i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Golden Key Villas

    i Chania, Chania town, from 83 / night

    Villas Golden Key is a lovely, sea view group of four Apartments/Suites with an sharing swimming pool, located in the beautiful suburb of Agios Mathaios, about 7 km away from the center of Chania. One apartment with 4 bedrooms, two apartments with 3 bedrooms, and one apartment with 1 bedroom are provided.  More...

  2. Sweet Home i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Sweet Home

    i Chania, Chania town, from 90 / night

    Sweet Home is a lovely 3-bedroom maisonette in Perivolia, 4 km away from the town of Chania, next to a mini-market and 100 meters from a local restaurant. It is less than a 10-minute drive away from the nearest sandy beach, an ideal House for anyone who wishes to relax next to the nature.  More...

  3. Positive Villa i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Positive Villa

    i Chania, Chania town, from 120 / night

    The 4-bedroom Positive Villa is located 5 km from the picturesque town of Chania, offering a courtyard with a private pool and a barbecue corner. The sandy beach is a 10-minute drive away.  More...

  4. Sunny Apartment i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Sunny Apartment New!

    i Chania, Chania town, from 42 / night

    Sunny Apartment is a sea-view 2-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a building with a common pool, about 5 km from the Venetian town of Chania. The nearby sandy beach of Kalathas can be found within a 10-minutes drive.  More...

  5. Villa Finesse i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Villa Finesse

    i Chania, Chania town, from 180 / night

    Villa Finesse is a luxury magnificent 3-bedroom villa with three bathrooms and a private pool, located in the small tranquil town of Perivolia only 4 km away from the center of Chania and a few minutes walk away from the bus station, a traditional restaurant, a super market and a pharmacy shop.  More...

  6. Comfortable Apartment i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Comfortable Apartment New!

    i Chania, Chania town, from 42 / night

    The 2-bedroom Comfortable Apartment is a sea view apartment in a small block of apartments (four apartments in total) with a common pool, about 5 km from the picturesque town of Chania. The nearby sandy beach of Kalathas can be found within a 10-minutes drive.  More...

  7. Nature House i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Nature House

    i Chania, Chania town, from 60 / night

    The Nature Hus med 2 soveværelser er beliggende i Nerokourou, 5 km væk fra byen Chania. Huset tilbyder stor bjergene og afslapning i naturen, mens byens centrum er 10 minutters kørsel derfra i bil.  More...

  8. Light Blue Apartment i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Light Blue Apartment New!

    i Chania, Chania town, from 42 / night

    Light Blue Apartment is a beautiful 2-bedroom apartment on the pool level of a small block of apartments (four apartments in total) with a common pool, located about 5 km from the picturesque town of Chania. The nearby sandy beach of Kalathas can be found within a 10-minutes drive while cafes, supermarkets and restaurants are also a few minutes drive away.  More...

  9. Golden Key Villa i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Golden Key Villa

    i Chania, Chania town, from 550 / night

    Golden Key Villa is a lovely 11-bedroom sea view Villa with a sea view private pool of 50 sq m, about 6,5 km away from the picturesque town of Chania. The Villa offers gorgeous sea views, and it consists of two Apartments with three bedrooms each, one Maisonette with four bedrooms, and one Apartment with one bedroom  More...

  10. Nea Chora Maisonette i Kreta, Chania, Chania town

    Nea Chora Maisonette New!

    i Chania, Chania town, from 54 / night

    Nea Chora Maisonette is a 2-bedroom maisonette apartment, only 50 meters away from the sandy beach of Nea Chora and a few minutes walk away from numerous seafood restaurants, taverns, cafes and mini markets. The Venetian old Harbor and the center of Chania town with many shops are about 1 km away.  More...