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Visit Chania

Come to relaxing Chania and enjoy its cafés, monuments, and beaches.

Amazing beaches, a bustling port, and top sights from Old Venetian Harbour to Chania Lighthouse—discover Chania, a destination also famous for its historic sites.

Where to stay in Chania

Chania Town
Venetian Port

Chania Town

Known for Ports, Cafes, Historical Buildings

4.5/5(166 reviews)

Travelers to Chania Town praise its captivating waterfront views. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Old Venetian Harbour and Chania Lighthouse.

Nea Chora
Beautiful
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Nea Chora

Known for Beaches, Budget, Ports

Nea Chora is popular for its pristine beaches, and you might make a stop by Nea Chora Beach, a top place to visit in the area.

Old Town
Venetian Port

Old Town

While visiting Old Town, you might make a stop by sights like Chania Lighthouse and Old Venetian Harbour.

Halepa
Quaint and fabulous food!
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Halepa

Known for Ports, Gardens, Relaxing

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Waterfront views, gardens, and historic sites are just a few things travelers enjoy about Halepa. Check out Eleftherios Venizelos' House or Tabakaria while you're exploring the area.

Top Hotels in Chania

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Porto Veneziano Hotel
Porto Veneziano Hotel
3 out of 5
Akti Enoseos & Glafkou, Old Venetian Harbor, Chania, Crete
$92
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20

Located in Chania Town, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Neorio tou Moro, Old Venetian Harbour, and Old Venetian Harbor. Chania Lighthouse and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (309 reviews)

"The hotel clean, with excellent accommodation, ideally located on the harbour front and with helpful/friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Porto Veneziano Hotel
Royal Sun Hotel
Royal Sun Hotel
3 out of 5
Gianni Paizi 36, Chania, Crete Island
$39
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24

Located in Chania Town, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Eleftherios Venizelos' House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Old Venetian Harbour and Chania Lighthouse. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (266 reviews)

"Even though we were there at an “off season” time, the service was still very high quality. We found the staff, without exception to be excellent. We loved our stay here!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Royal Sun Hotel
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
9 Theofanus Street, Chania, Crete Island
$112
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7

This family-friendly Chania hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Maritime Museum of Crete, Old Venetian Harbour, and Old Venetian ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)

"Pleasant hotel in the old town. Steps from the beautiful Venetian Harbor. Breakfast is ok, but inexplicably heavy on sweets. Staff was helpful in suggesting restaurants and the like. Nicely appointed room. Strangely, no electric kettle in the room."…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa

Popular things to do in Chania

Old Venetian Harbour
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Old Venetian Harbour

4.5/5(156 reviews)

Go for a stroll around Chania's 14th-century harbor area and visit historic buildings, including a fort, a mosque and a lighthouse.

Chania Lighthouse
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Chania Lighthouse

4.5/5(104 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Chania Lighthouse, a well-known historical site in Chania Old City. Wander the beautiful beaches and waterfront in this quaint area.

Old Venetian Harbor
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Old Venetian Harbor

4.5/5(96 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Chania Old City with a trip to Old Venetian Harbor. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this quaint area.

Seitan Limania Beach
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Seitan Limania Beach

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Seitan Limania Beach, a popular beach in Chania. Wander the waterfront in this relaxing area.

Maritime Museum of Crete
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Maritime Museum of Crete

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Dive into Crete’s nautical history at this fascinating museum. See shipwreck items and a replica of an ancient ship, and learn about a famous World War II battle.

Chania Central Market
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Chania Central Market

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Buy fresh local produce and sample traditional Cretan foods at this cross-shaped covered market, which first opened its doors in 1913.

Top activities in Chania

Chania: Small-Group Street Stories City Tour
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Chania: Small-Group Street Stories City Tour

$85

Discover what makes Crete's cultural capital so magical on this relaxed full-day walking tour of Chania. You can take in the sights from the old town to the lesser-known Ottoman and Jewish quarters, plus the chic historic neighborhood of Halepa.

Chania: Small-Group Bohemian Sunset Tour
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Chania: Small-Group Bohemian Sunset Tour

$137

Experience the beauty of Chania the way it's meant to be experienced—like a local during a gorgeous sunset. Head out in the late afternoon and discover everything this magical city has to offer, with food tastings, a delicious 3-course meal, and the chance to try vibrant local wines.

Antiquity & Adventurers - Small-Group Tour of Crete's Southern Coast
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Antiquity & Adventurers - Small-Group Tour of Crete's Southern Coast

$162

Set out for a full day of cultural, culinary, and outdoor adventure on Crete's southern coast. Explore an off-the-beaten-path costal village, trek through a beautiful gorge, soak up the healing powers of a mysterious ancient city, swim at a secluded beach, and learn how to prepare a traditional dessert.

Secrets of Wine & Olives Full-Day Tour by 4x4 from Chania
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Secrets of Wine & Olives Full-Day Tour by 4x4 from Chania

$82

Spend a day discovering some of the best Greek produce—its high-quality olive oil and the famous Cretan wine. Learn traditional processes that have survived until the present day, see olive mills, and indulge in a delicious traditional lunch at a favorite local tavern.

Private Standard Car: Chania Airport (CHQ)
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Private Standard Car: Chania Airport (CHQ)

$526

Enjoy convenient private transportation between Chania International Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car.

Discovering Chania with archeologist
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Discovering Chania with archeologist

$361

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, 98 Chalidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 31 Greece Interesting place to visit. Many gifts and local products. Local food, bread and good Greek coffee.

Reviews of Chania

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5/5 - Excellent

Dimitrisvlahaki

Oct 30, 2019

Chania is a magical city to visit. It’s natural beauty is indescribable! Highly recommended.

4/5 - Good

KenLisa

Oct 26, 2019

One of the best vacations I’ve ever had !

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

people were amazing, very friendly and helpful, the food was unbelievable

5/5 - Excellent

Xtos

Oct 9, 2019

Wonderful city with great shops and restaurants!

5/5 - Excellent

murraygoround

Oct 1, 2019

Wonderful city. The old town has great restaurants and shopping. Take Captain Nick’s 3.5 hour boat tour if you can. One of the best experiences. You can find him in the old harbor.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 28, 2019

There are reasonably priced harbor boat rides. We took a 4 hour boat trip for about $25.