Popular Accommodations in Chania
Highlights in Chania
- Market Hall Agora and Etz Hayyim Synagogue
- Byzantine Museum in the monastery
- City park with cafés and open-air cinema
- Wonderful sandy beaches in the west of the city
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Vacation rentals in Chania
In Chania you can rent a vacation rental in the heart of the historic centre, which has many interesting museums. If you are looking for a vacation rental by the sea, it is best to look for something outside the city. From such a vacation rental you have it only a few steps to the beautiful beaches. There is also the possibility of booking vacation rentals in individual locations in the interior of the country, which are a perfect starting point for extended hikes.Wonderful accommodation for the perfect holiday
The city of Chania is still largely spared from the phenomenon of mass tourism, which is why you will find here a number of beautiful Greek buildings that are offered as holiday accommodation. From small apartments to large villas you can find everything here. Some vacation rentals are even equipped with their own pool, which invites you to swim and relax.
Holiday in Chania
Location and orientation
Chania is a city located in the west of the Greek island of Crete and at the same time the second largest settlement of the island after Iraklio. Until 1971 Chania was the capital of Crete. For the journey you can use the ferry port to the east, which offers daily connections to Piraeus. Crete also has an international airport, about 12 kilometres from Chania.
Things to know
The sandy beaches of Chania are located west of the city centre. Beside the unspeakably beautiful accesses to the sea there is also an appealing gastronomic offer. It is worth mentioning that there are no large complexes here, but the charm of the coastal region has been preserved by the adjoining small houses.
Chania is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe. It has been proven that people already lived here in the Neolithic period, in the area of today's Kastelli old town quarter.
Top travel tips
Take a stroll and take a closer look at the fantastic buildings of this historic city. Worth mentioning is the Agora market hall. The cruciform cast-iron building was built in 1913 in the neoclassical style and has an open roof truss. Also worth seeing are the Etz Hayyim Synagogue and the Hassan Pasha Mosque.2. Visit archaeological finds and ancient art in the museum
Chania has several interesting museums. The Byzantine and post-Byzantine collections in the Byzantine Museum are highly recommended. The collection consists of archaeological finds from the early Christian period to the Ottoman Empire. The exhibits are housed in a former monastery within the Venetian city fortifications.3. To the recreation area in the middle of the city
If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, then simply visit the city park of Chania, which is located in the new town. It houses an enclosure with wild goats. In summer there is also an open-air cinema and several cafés that invite you to take a break.