Holidays in Chania

Chania info

The prefecture of Chania is one of the four prefectures of Crete and it covers the west part of the island. It has an area of 2,376 sq. km. and approximately 134,000 residents. It is mainly a mountainous region but it is also characterized by velvet beaches, particularly on its south part, where it meets the Libyan Sea. The prefecture of Chania constitutes a special place, which offers amazing natural beauties and also various comforts, without spoiling its physiognomy. The capital of the prefecture is the romantic, hospitable and very beautiful town of Chania. It is a town built on the sea, which combines in a particularly picturesque way old with modern architecture. The Prefecture of Chania, Crete is one of the prime holiday destinations in Greece, as the region offers visitors areas of unspoilt natural beauty, verdant mountains, endless beaches and impressive gorges. Chania is a multifaceted place, where modern lifestyle fuses with deeply-rooted traditions and customs, making it ideal for those who want to experience everything that is truly Cretan!
The prefecture of Chania, Crete is selected by all types of visitors, including nature lovers, nightlife aficionados and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Due to its variety of features, Chania is the perfect place for families, groups of friends and couples. The many Chania beaches satisfy all types of visitors, whether they prefer crowded sandy stretches or secluded coves. After a refreshing swim we recommend a delicious Cretan meal at one of the many traditional tavernas and restaurants throughout the Chania prefecture. If you are a creature of the night, Chania offers a wide selection of nightclubs and bars that remain open until the early morning hours. The Prefecture of Chania, Crete has an extremely well-developed tourist infrastructure, providing a plethora of hotels, studios, apartments and rooms, as well as villas for hire, luxury hotels and all-inclusive hotel resorts, covering all price ranges. The prefecture of Chania is an all-year-round holiday spot, as excellent accommodation can be found both by the seaside and in the mountain villages.

Holidays package proposal for Chania

We can give you the ability to easily and quickly create your holidays package through our online booking system, ensuring your airline ticket and hotel reservation.

Ferry tickets to Chania

Chania can be reached by ferry boat from the port of Piraeus. We can offer ferry tickets through our online booking system.

Airtickets to Chania

Chania can be reached by plane. We can offer airtickets to Chania through our online booking system.

Hotels in Chania

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in several places such as Chania Town, Agia Marina, Platanias, Daratsos and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Chania hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Chania

There are transfer and car rental options in Chania only through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Chania

Probably the most impressive sight in the Chania Prefecture is the world-famous Samaria Gorge, the longest and most impressive gorge in Europe. The more fit and adventurous visitors complete the long hike through the Gorge of Samaria and take a picture of Samaria to remember the unique experience. The history of the Samaria Gorge is extremely important to the Cretans, as it was a refuge of the rebels during the Turkish occupation. Next to the Samaria Gorge is the splendid Museum of Natural History, which is also worth visiting. Apart from the Samaria Gorge, visitors can also attempt crossing the shorter but equally beautiful gorges of Therissos, Imbros and Topolia. Kournas Lake is another stunning natural spot in Chania, where visitors can admire a wide array of flora and fauna. While vacationing in Chania, we suggest going to the Akrotiri peninsula, located close to Chania Town, to tour its magnificent monasteries, the "Bear" Cave and the grave of Eleftherios Venizelos, Greece's prime minister in the early 20 th century and one of its most significant historical figures.In Chania Town, visitors can stroll through the old district and admire the beautiful Venetian monuments, such as the Firkas Fortress, the Port and the Lighthouse, and visit some excellent museums. Other impressive Venetian monuments in the Chania Prefecture include the Frangokastello Castle and the Fortress in Agia Roumeli. Chania, Crete, is packed with interesting archaeological sights that rival those in the Heraklion Prefecture. The ancient cities of Falasarna, Anopolis, Polyrinia, Aptera, Lissos and Amfimalla, as well as the Greco-Roman ruins in Kastelli-Kissamos present highly-developed civilizations that inhabited the island during various historical eras.Finally, we suggest taking a drive through the traditional villages of Chania where you will be greeted by their very hospitable inhabitants.

Travel tourism information in Chania

Chania (capital)
•Tourist Police:            +30 28210 53333
•Port Authority:            +30 28210 98888
•Bus Terminal:             +30 28210 91298
•Hospital:                     +30 28210 22000
•Municipality:               +30 28210 92000


Kissamos - Kasteli
•Police:                         +30 28220 23333
•Port Authority:             +30 28220 22024
•Health Center:            +30 28220 22222


Samaria
•Ksiloskalo Outpost:    +30 28210 67179


Restaurants and nightlife in Chania

The Chania Prefecture has a wonderful selection of nightlife and dining venues. The Chania nightlife is quite exciting, offering entertainment for all musical preferences. Most of the dancing clubs, live music halls and bars are located in Chania Town, as well as Agia Marina, Kastelli-Kissamos and Sougia. You can find tavernas and restaurants all over Chania, in every mountain village and seaside settlement, serving scrumptious Cretan delicacies such as fresh seafood dishes, dakos (vinegar & water-soaked barley rusk with chopped tomato and feta cheese), staka cheese, apaki (smoked meat), potatoes "oftes" (fried with the peel), dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves), and chochlious (traditionally-cooked snails) . At the end of each meal, diners are usually treated to a local sweet such as kaltsounia or preserves, or a glass of raki, Crete's famous alcoholic drink.

Special places of interest in Chania

Some of the features that make the prefecture of Chania a very popular vacation spot are its spectacular beaches and the small islands located off its coast. Chania beaches are perfect for recreation and relaxation under the warm sun and in the cool azure waters. We recommend visiting the beaches near your place of accommodation, as well as beaches located further away, as each Chania beach has its own charm.
If you like popular beaches where many other tourist gather, we suggest the Chania beaches of Agia Marina, Agii Apostoli, Kalamaki, Kalyves, Geogioupolis, Kastelli-Kissamos, Kalathas and Platanias on the northern side, as well as Sougia and Frangokastelo on the southern side. Falasarna Beach and Kolymbari Beach in the north offer some quieter spots, as do the beaches of Domata and Loutro in the south. Most Chania beaches provide sun beds and umbrellas for hire, as well as a good range of restaurants and cafes. Some Chania beaches offer water-sport facilities and the chance to scuba dive in Chania waters. There are also more secluded spots available to those who are looking for a nude beach in Chania. A must during your stay in the Chania prefecture is a visit to the islands of Elafonissi and Gavdos, both of which are celebrated for their soft, white sand and turquoise waters.