Arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Crete, potentially in all of Greece, Chania has a charm and beauty rich in history
. Draped along the northern coast of western Crete, Chania is also considered one of Crete’s oldest cities.
Chania embodies an array of geographic features, with pristine beaches, majestic mountains, fertile plains
and astounding gorges it lends the enviable possibility for adventure and exploration. With our inviting and comfortable private vacation home and condo rentals you’re sure to have an excellent lodging residence for your entire vacation. For those looking for adventure, be sure to partake in local tours of the Samara Gorge. After an 18 km hike you can be sure to enjoy heights of mighty peaks and sheer cliffs. Find incomparable views of high plains containing ancient, yet fruitful olive trees and the spectacular views of Mt. Gygilos, where Greek Mythology has said to be the home of Cretan-born Zeus, god of the heavens.
Exploring Chania you can relive fascinating historical accounts of this great city as well as revel in its beauty and romance
. With narrow alleyways and dated buildings, history seems to come alive before your eyes. As the old town follows parallel to the Venetian harbor, you can discover the Maritime Museum, or the Firkas Fortress. Visit Kastelli Hill where views of the Turkish mosque located in the Venetian harbor are picturesque. All are historic spots of Chania’s past. While “new town” Chania flutters with modern development, it still blends harmoniously with Chania of the past. Many events and local amusements are within an easy distance of the city center.
Chania’s weather is described as Mediterranean, meaning that the summer months of July and August are very hot. While November to March can be quite cool and stormy, spring and fall are warm and dry. And since there are ample accommodations for all seasons, you can be sure that this may become your new favourite vacation spot.
Travel to Chania is fairly easy with daily flights in and out of the Chania airport or the “Ioannis Daskaloyannis Airport”. It is located 14 km west of the city and is connected by both bus and taxi. It is also possible to access Chania via daily ferries.
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