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Trip time! Discover the cafes, monuments and beaches in relaxing Chania.

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

Where to stay in Chania

Venetian Port

Chania Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(103 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Chania Town is its captivating waterfront views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Old Venetian Harbor and Nea Chora Beach.

Chania Town
Nea Chora, Chania, Greece
trover photo by Anna Bounaouara

Nea Chora

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.

Nea Chora
Venetian Port

Old Town

If you're spending some time in Old Town, Old Venetian Harbor and Nea Chora Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Old Town
Halepa, Chania, Greece
trover photo by Carolina Castaneda

Halepa

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

Waterfront views, gardens and historical sites are some highlights of Halepa. Make a stop by Eleftherios Venizelos' House or Tabakaria while you're exploring.

Halepa

Top hotels in Chania

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Domes Zeen Chania
Domes Zeen Chania
5 out of 5
Makrys Tichos, Chania, Aegean Islands

Situated in Chania, this luxury hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Nea Chora Beach, Golden Beach and Old Venetian Harbor. Etz Hayyim Synagogue and Cathedral of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Casa cook

"One of the best resorts we’ve ever stayed at would love to stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019

Domes Zeen Chania
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
9 Theofanus Street, Chania, Crete Island
£95
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

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

4.9/5Exceptional! (109 reviews)

"Wonderful e experience. Unique historic building, great location, terrific ambience!! Staff was wonderful - friendly, helpful, proud of their fantastic place."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Kiani Beach Resort Family - All Inclusive
Kiani Beach Resort Family - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kiani Akti, Chania, Crete Island

This Chania resort is on the beach, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kalyves Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Koutalas Beach and Port of Souda. Samonas Cave and Samonas ...

4.2/5Very Good! (404 reviews)
Good Hotel

"Lovely food good pools, beech on site, the only downside was the top shelf drinks you need to buy a VIP wristband at 10 euros per night"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Kiani Beach Resort Family - All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Chania

Old Venetian Harbor
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Old Venetian Harbor

4.5/5(108 reviews)

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

Seitan Limania Beach
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Seitan Limania Beach

4/5(16 reviews)

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

Old Venetian Harbour
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Old Venetian Harbour

4.5/5(145 reviews)

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

Maritime Museum of Crete
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Maritime Museum of Crete

4/5(18 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(64 reviews)

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

Chania Lighthouse
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Chania Lighthouse

4.5/5(98 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Chania Old City with a stop at Chania Lighthouse. Wander through the beautiful beaches and waterfront in this quaint area.

Top activities in Chania

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

90% of travellers recommend
£64
Per adult
Intuitive photography in a secret forest
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Intuitive photography in a secret forest

£35
Per adult
Chania: Small-Group Bohemian Sunset Tour
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Chania: Small-Group Bohemian Sunset Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£103
Per adult
Antiquity & Adventurers - Small-Group Tour of Crete's Southern Coast
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Antiquity & Adventurers - Small-Group Tour of Crete's Southern Coast

£121
Per adult
Discovering Chania with archeologist
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Discovering Chania with archeologist

£275
Per adult
Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries
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Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries

£35
Per adult

Reviews of Chania

4.6

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 7, 2019

Food not as good as Heraklion but perhaps best restaurant were closed as December . The port is superb and invite you to walk around it morning lunch and sunset

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 2, 2019

Venetian Harbour and backstreets of Old Town very attractive and not too busy in October. Lots of good places to eat - amazing seafood.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 30, 2019

Nice old town to visit with nice people around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 30, 2019

Highly recommend hiring a car and getting out and about to see the best of this beautiful island. There’s so much more to it than the pool and the local beach!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 25, 2019

Very relaxing atmosphere

4/5 - Good

MrKang

Oct 22, 2019

Pallas Restaurant - VERY GOOD! Thank you for your amazing hospitality Boheme - Amazing setting, staff were great and food was so so good! Stavros Beach - The restaurant with the windmill - great experience and the beach itself, clear clear waters.