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Where to stay in Chania

If you’re considering a trip to Chania, you’ve come to the right place. There are 1,318 holiday rentals available all over Chania, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that fits your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation homes in Chania start at a nightly rate of $11, with 20% of properties priced under $54 per night. Whether you’re seeking a spacious home near Archaeological Museum of Chania, a hostel close to Old Venetian Harbour., or a place that also gives you close access to Chania — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of properties from leading travel companies like Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, going on a Greek honeymoon to Chania, or planning a trip for a group of 14, we can match you with rental accommodations that sleep everyone comfortably. Time to make that Greece vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality.

Where Is Chania in Greece?

Located on the northwestern coast of the Greek island of Crete, Chania is the largest town on the island.

What Is Chania in Crete Like?

An ancient town and one of the four provinces of Crete, Chania is famed for its gorgeously serene Venetian harbor and a historic old town with all the trappings of ancient antiquity, from winding cobbled alleys awash with bougainvillea and jasmine, to whitewashed homes under terracotta-tiled roofs. Aplomb with authentic character and charming vernacular architecture, Chania also offers plenty to explore, including great beaches and a legendary National Park.

Popular Attractions in Chania, Greece

  • Chania Lighthouse: Frequently called the Venetian Lighthouse, Chania Lighthouse is the home to stunning views of the old port and town alike. Under the light of the moon and the breeze of the sea, grab a pretty partner as you embark on a romantic stroll to take in the gorgeous, mystical views of the old buildings sitting against the backdrop of Chania.
  • Venetian Harbor: There are a limited amount of places where Chania's historic old-world charm and ornate grandeur are more palpable than the old Venetian Harbor. Explore the winding, labyrinthine maze of narrow lanes that are punctuated with pastel-hued buildings, authentic tavernas, and artisan shops.
  • Venetian Grand Arsenal Shipyards 1585: This 16th-century Venetian arsenal was the last of the 17 shipyard buildings in Chania's Venetian Harbour. After being utilized for several mediums, including a school, hospital, and a city hall, the Venetian Grand Arsenal Shipyards is now home to the Center for Mediterranean Architecture, a multi-use venue that regularly hosts events and exhibitions of all kinds.

Popular Destinations Near Chania

  • Rethymnon: Sitting between Chania and Heraklion, Rethymnon is an antique center and an exotic blend of mosques, fortresses, and Renaissance buildings. Spend your afternoons after lunch in the lively seafood restaurants and while away the evening hours with friends as you consume glass after glass of ouzo in the vibrantly modern bars that fringe the modern harbor. Running the full gamut, from breathtaking valleys to legendary caves to honey-sand beaches, Rethymnon is truly a nature lovers paradise, and yet a modern city that buzzes with electricity.
  • Heraklion: The capital of Crete and Greek's fifth-largest city, Heraklion is famed for its impressive archaeological treasures, incredibly fascinating museums, pretty-as-a-picture villages, and a huge valley populated by vineyards and olive groves. Explore the ancient walls that dominate the old city and explore the famed Venetian port. Accessible, outgoing, and never boring, Heraklion has something for you.

Best Neighborhoods in Chania

  • Old Town: One of the best things to do in Chania is to wander through the maze of narrow, pedestrian-only streets in the historic Old Town. With every kind of architectural style displayed in the ornate array of buildings, visitors can also explore the quaint stores lining the streets and say hello to the stairway-dwelling vendors selling souvenirs. Take a break from discovering this open-air museum and sit under the parasols of the al fresco bistros and elegant cafes tucked into shady patios.
  • Old Port: Ringed by a promenade lined with open-air seafood eateries and quaint cafés selling the freshest of frappes, the 14th century Old Port buzzes with activity every single summer. An eclectic blend of multiculturalism, tourists can marvel at the stunning remnants of the Ottoman Empire as they pass by the small mosque turned art gallery, and stand in the shipyard arsenals where the Venetians repaired their galleys. Fascinating at any time of the day and every day of the year, the Old Port is too beautiful to miss.

Home-types in Chania

Chania has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Chania:

Points of interests in Chania

Chania has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Chania:
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