Chania The Definitive Guide

featured villas in chania

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Belle Verte Homes

Chania Center & Maleme

Neriana Villas

Kissamos Chania

Splantzia Houses

Chania Old Town

Crete! a small continent, an ideal destination

Traveling to Crete is something very special. On this large, scenic island with its dramatic history, there are both larger cities with a bustling folk life and smaller villages with everyday life that flows at a leisurely pace. The common denominator is the fantastic beaches, the crystal clear sea and the wonderful feeling of being in Greece. The location far south in the Mediterranean provides a summer season that lasts from April to November. A fabulous nature, exciting sights and attractive tourist areas make Crete the perfect destination. Which Crete suits you best? Do you want a quiet and child-friendly holiday or are you looking for lovely beaches and lots of fun? Or maybe both? There are hundreds of wonderful destinations in Crete, from Kolymbari in the west to Europe’s southernmost city, Ierapetra, in the south.

white and blue boat on blue sea near gray rocky mountain during daytime

Chania Airport

Chania International Airport “Daskalogiannis” (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA) is an international airport located near Souda Bay on the Akrotiri peninsula of the Greek island of Crete, serving the city of Chania, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) away. It is a gateway to western Crete for an increasing number of tourists.

Chania Car Rental is a must!

Renting a car in Chania is quite affordable. The daily rate is less than a one-way taxi from the airport to Chania Old Town! The biggest benefit of having a rental car in Chania is that you can easily access the lesser known sights and also visit the popular ones before they get busy. It also saves you the cost of the airport transfers and transport during your stay.



Venice of the East

When the Venetians ruled Crete during the Middle Ages, they gave Chania the nickname “Venice of the East”. When you now see Chania’s beautiful Venetian harbor, you understand why.

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