Holidays in Chania

Chania - history and culture

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. Much of the old town district of Chania was developed around its harbor, which was built by the Venetians during the 14th century.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.

Chania useful info

• 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
Bus Terminal +30 28210 93306

• Kissamos - Kasteli

Police +30 28220 23333
Port Authority +30 28220 22024
Health Center +30 28220 22222

• Samaria

Ksiloskalo Outpost +30 28210 67179

Holiday packages, Offers for Chania

Holiday packages for Chania, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Chania. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental or tours in Chania.

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby places like Heraklio, Rethymno to create your own unique holiday.


Chania Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Chania

Book your ferry tickets for Chania online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Chania

Departure is from Pireaus Port and arrival at the port of Chania. The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Chania online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Chania

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Chania, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Chania

The Chania airport is connected with the main airports of Greece. Moreover, Chania airport welcomes several foreign airlines, especially during summer time, which schedule regular or charter flights. Thus, travellers from abroad have the chance to visit this magnificent destination.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Chania International Airport called "Ioannis Daskalogiannis". The airport is located at Souda and is approximately 14 km from the city of Chania.

Flights to Chania

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Chania are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 50 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carriers are Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines.

International flights

International passengers will reach Chania via Athens, however, there are some low cost airlines from European destinations that connect directly.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Chania change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Chania

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Chania. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Chania Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Chania

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Chania (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Chania

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Chania (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Chania

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Chania

When browsing the hotel list for Chania, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Chania, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Chania, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are at airport (Chania - Airport), at port (Chania - Port), the center of town, at Platanias, Marina and Anapauseos street. These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Chania. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and places of interest in Chania

Excursions and tours in Chania

The tours available for Chania are the following:

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge.

Please refer to our online booking for tickets for tours available.

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.

Thematic tours in Chania

Chania is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Adventure Tours In Greece

Family Tourism.

Youth Tourism.

Women Tourism.

Sports Tourism.

Gastronomy In Greece.

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.


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