Chania, Crete, Greece

Chania is a large bustling town which boasts an array of restaurants, cosmopolitan shops and an indoor produce market. There is a good mix of bars for both tourists and locals and the beautiful sandy beaches are perfect for lazy days in the sun.

Chania

Chania provides views of the White Mountains from its charming Venetian Harbour which is lined with numerous bars and tavernas. Furthermore, it boasts an array of restaurants, cosmopolitan shops and an indoor produce market. The town is steeped in history and it is worth taking a look at the Minoan ruins, Byzantine churches and the 17th Century lighthouse. For those seeking entertainment there is an open-air theatre as well as a handful of discos in the old harbour area.

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Chania Hotels (86)

Lambrinos Suites Photograph of Lambrinos Suites
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A small adult only complex in a great location close to the beach and resort centre....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

El Greco Hotel Photograph of El Greco Hotel
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A charming and traditional family run hotel which offers the perfect location for those wishing to explore the harbour area and ancient sites....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Sunrise Hotel Photograph of Sunrise Hotel
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The Sunrise Hotel is situated just outside of Platanias, providing a quiet base just a short walk from the beach and resort amenities....

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Androulakis Apartments Photograph of Androulakis Apartments
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A charming apartment complex offering a friendly atmosphere. The apartments are set amongst the olive trees and an orange grove and feature a good standard of facilitates....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Casa Delfino Suites Photograph of Casa Delfino Suites
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The Casa Delfino Suites is an elegant restored 17th Century Venetian mansion offering just 24 rooms and suites in the heart of the old town. Rooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable, while the ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Rainbow Apartments Photograph of Rainbow Apartments
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The Rainbow Apartments are well suited to those seeking a comfortable base looking to enjoy the nearby beach of Chrysi Akti and explore the surrounding area....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Pegasus Hotel Photograph of Pegasus Hotel
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Set in a peaceful location, the Pegasus Hotel offers a spacious pool area and is close to the nearby beach making it the ideal destination for an enjoyable and relaxing stay....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Klinakis Beach Hotel Photograph of Klinakis Beach Hotel
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Set on a low rocky hill overlooking the sea, the Klinakis Beach Hotel offers the perfect location for a peaceful beach holiday yet close enough to Chania to enjoy its attractions....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Matzi Apartments Photograph of Matzi Apartments
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Situated on the Gerani beachfront around 3km from the busy centre of Platanias, the Matzi Apartments provide a peaceful base ideal for those on a budget looking for comfortable self-catering accommoda...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Porto Kalamaki Hotel Photograph of Porto Kalamaki Hotel
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The Porto Kalamaki Hotel offers self-catering accommodation in a quiet location within easy reach of Chania's lively centre....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Silver Beach Hotel Photograph of Silver Beach Hotel
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The Silver Beach Hotel is situated on the beachfront in the peaceful Gerani area, around 3km from the centre of Platanias. An ideal base for a relaxed holiday in the sun....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Sirios Village Hotel and Bungalows Photograph of Sirios Village Hotel and Bungalows
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The charming Sirios Hotel is a Mediterranean village styled hotel with white bungalows surrounded by trees and flowers. It has a quiet location just 5mins from the beach, ideal for a relaxed holiday ...

4.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

Solimar Aquamarine Hotel Photograph of Solimar Aquamarine Hotel
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The All Inclusive Solimar Aquamarine Hotel has a remote location set amongst orange and olive groves. Offering comfortable accommodation in a peaceful setting make this hotel an ideal choice for a rel...

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Koukouras Hotel Photograph of Koukouras Hotel
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A modern hotel offering a good range of amenities and family friendly atmosphere set in the beautiful location of Kato Stalos....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Kriti Hotel Photograph of Kriti Hotel
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The Kriti Hotel has a great location offering comfortable and well equipped guest rooms and an outdoor swimming pool ideal for cooling off after exploring the city's sights....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Doma Hotel Photograph of Doma Hotel
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A beautiful historical Neo-Classical mansion that is filled with antiques and artefacts and is ideal for guests seeking traditional style accommodation with a good location. ...

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Belmondo Hotel Photograph of Belmondo Hotel
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Situated in the old town, Belmondo Hotel offers traditional style furnishings and Venetian architecture and is ideal for those seeking modern touches with a more authentic style hotel. ...

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Creta Palm Hotel Photograph of Creta Palm Hotel
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Suitable for families and couples alike, the Creta Palm Hotel offers comfortable and well equipped self-catering studios, one and two bedroom apartments....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Indigo Mare Apartments Photograph of Indigo Mare Apartments
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The Indigo Mare Apartments have a great location for enjoying the resort of Platanias, set on the beachfront and just minutes from a number of bars and restaurants....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Panorama Hotel Photograph of Panorama Hotel
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Panorama Hotel has an elevated position overlooking the Bay of Chania. It is just 750 metres from the beach and offers a good range of facilities and entertainments for families. Couples may prefer to...

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Nireas Hotel Photograph of Nireas Hotel
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The Nireas Hotel provides well equipped self-catering accommodation close to the beach, tavernas and shops....

4 / 5 from 6 reviews

Cretan Dream Royal Hotel Photograph of Cretan Dream Royal Hotel
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This luxurious hotel enjoys a beautiful setting, built on a small hill which overlooks the blue seas of Stalos and the fantastic sandy beach....

4 / 5 from 7 reviews

Akali Hotel Photograph of Akali Hotel
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The Akali Hotel is situated in the heart of the city, providing well equipped and comfortable guest rooms with the luxury of an outdoor swimming pool on-site....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Sonio Beach Apartments Photograph of Sonio Beach Apartments
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The Sonio Beach Apartments are family run and offer spacious and comfortable self catering accommodation in a great location on the beachfront and within easy reach of all the resort amenities....

4.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

Althea Village Hotel Photograph of Althea Village Hotel
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The Althea Village provides a great base for a relaxed holiday in the sun, within walking distance of the village centre and the Agii Apostoli beach....

3.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Lia Apartments Photograph of Lia Apartments
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A small apartment complex which offers a good position close to the beach and makes the ideal base for guests to enjoy this charming resort or to explore the surrounding areas....

3.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa Photograph of Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa
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The hotel is located on the beach of Platanias offering comfortable hotel rooms and self-catering accommodation in an ideal central location coupled with a good range of facilities on site....

4.2 / 5 from 20 reviews

Akasti Hotel Photograph of Akasti Hotel
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The Akasti Hotel is located on the seafront just a short walk from the Kalamaki beach. A great base for exploring this area of Crete....

Alexis Hotel Photograph of Alexis Hotel
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A small family run hotel offering comfortable accommodation in a quiet environment. The ideal place for a relaxing base to enjoy the amenities and sights of Chania....

Alkion Hotel Photograph of Alkion Hotel
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A small and traditional family hotel set in an ideal location for families and couples seeking a relaxing beach holiday and affordable accommodation....

Ammos Hotel Photograph of Ammos Hotel
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A small beachfront hotel offering comfortable accommodation and a good choice of facilities both on site and in the vicinity. Perfect for families and couples wanting a relaxing beach holiday. ...

Anna Maria Hotel Photograph of Anna Maria Hotel
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The Anna Maria is a small hotel in a great location just a stones throw from the beach and close to all the resort amenities. Well suited to the budget minded traveller....

Apollon Aparthotel Photograph of Apollon Aparthotel
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These simply furnished studios and apartments offer great value for money in a quiet location within easy reach of the resort beach and amenities....

Arkadi Hotel Photograph of Arkadi Hotel
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The Arkadi Hotel provides a great base for those on a budget, conveniently located close to many of the city's sights and amenities....

Asterion Beach Hotel and Suites Photograph of Asterion Beach Hotel and Suites
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Situated in a quiet area midway between Maleme and Gerani, the Asterion Beach Hotel is a beautiful 5 star resort perfect for a relaxed holiday in the sun....

Athina Beach Hotel Photograph of Athina Beach Hotel
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The Athina Beach is ideal for those seeking the flexibility of self-catering accommodation, and with easy access to the beach and resort amenities provides a great base for enjoying this area of Crete...

Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel Photograph of Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Hotel
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The Atlantica Caldera Creta Paradise Beach Resort has a quiet location directly adjacent to the Gerani beach....

Atlantica Caldera Villas Photograph of Atlantica Caldera Villas
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A complex of seven deluxe two, three or four-bedroom villas each with its own private pool. Ideal for those seeking a quiet base with all the comforts of home....

Blue Dome Hotel Photograph of Blue Dome Hotel
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The Blue Dome Hotel provides a great base for those on a budget looking for comfortable self-catering accommodation coupled with a beachfront location....

Camelia Studios & Apartments Photograph of Camelia Studios & Apartments
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The Camelia Studios & Apartments is situated directly on the sandy beach of Kato Stalos in Crete, providing simple self-catering accommodation in a convenient location with easy access to the reso...

Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection Photograph of Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection
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This five star adult only hotel, offers a stylish retreat with a beachfront location just a short drive from the centre of Chania....

Elotia Hotel Photograph of Elotia Hotel
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Elotia Hotel is a small hotel with a friendly atmosphere, providing a comfortable base for enjoying the nearby beach and resort amenities....

Geraniotis Beach Hotel Photograph of Geraniotis Beach Hotel
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The Geraniotis Beach Hotel has a quiet location on the outskirts of the resort, with two large pools and spacious grounds this hotel provides a great base for relaxed days in the sun....

Girogiali Hotel Photograph of Girogiali Hotel
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A comfortable hotel offering a pleasant pool area that overlooks the sea and providing a good base from which to enjoy and explore this area....

Halepa Hotel Photograph of Halepa Hotel
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Guests will be able to relax and enjoy wonderful views of the ocean and city centre from the fantastic roof garden....

Helios Apartments Photograph of Helios Apartments
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A relaxing apartment complex located within easy reach of local amenities. Ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday by day and fun by night....

Ionas Boutique Hotel Photograph of Ionas Boutique Hotel
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A small and traditional style hotel which is set in a peaceful location and makes a good base for exploring the city sights....

Irene Hotel Photograph of Irene Hotel
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A modern city hotel which is in a good central location and ideal for those looking to explore this city and surrounding area....

Irene Maisonettes Photograph of Irene Maisonettes
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A small maisonette style hotel offering basic accommodation and a good central location, a great base for those seeking affordable self catering accommodation....

Kato Stalos Beach Hotel Photograph of Kato Stalos Beach Hotel
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The Kato Stalos Beach Hotel offers simply furnished self-catering accommodation set directly on the beachfront....

Kydon Hotel Photograph of Kydon Hotel
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The Kydon Hotel offers its guest a warm hospitality, a good central location and comfortable accommodation, a great base to explore the city from....

Kyriaki Hotel Photograph of Kyriaki Hotel
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This hotel has a great location just minutes from the Chrisi Akti beach and within easy reach of the resort amenities....

Lola Apartments Photograph of Lola Apartments
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The Lola Studio and Apartment complex is situated in Platanias, around 10km from the centre of Chania, it features an outdoor swimming pool and a snack-bar with WiFi....

Madonna Studios Photograph of Madonna Studios
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Offering a warm Cretan welcome the Madonna Studios provides a great base in the heart of Chania's old town. ...

Marakis Hotel Photograph of Marakis Hotel
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The family-run Marakis Hotel has just 35 simply furnished self-catering accommodation and two swimming pools, in a central location just minutes from the beach and resort amenities....

Marathakis Apartments Photograph of Marathakis Apartments
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The Marathakis is a small complex of just 9 studios and apartments which are situated only 30-metres from the beach. ...

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa Photograph of Minoa Palace Resort & Spa
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This hotel will appeal to those seeking a luxury hotel with a quiet beachside location and a good range of facilities....

Monachus Monachus Apartments Photograph of Monachus Monachus Apartments
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The Monachus Monachus Apartments offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in a relaxing setting overlooking the Fragokastello beach, fortress and nearby mountains....

Mythos Apartments Photograph of Mythos Apartments
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The Mythos Apartments have a central location in the resort of Platanias, offering good value for money within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities....

New Kydonia Suites & Studios Photograph of New Kydonia Suites & Studios
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The New Kydonia Suites & Studios are the perfect holiday setting, with magnificent swimming pool, lush landscaping and a high level of friendly, family-style service and atmosphere....

Nontas Hotel Photograph of Nontas Hotel
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A modern hotel offering comfortable self-catering accommodation in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere....

Nontas Suites Photograph of Nontas Suites
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Nontas Suites provide great value for money, with comfortable accommodation in a convenient location close to the beach and resort amenities....

Omalos Hotel Photograph of Omalos Hotel
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A friendly hotel with a good position in the centre of Chania which offers all guests basic yet comfortable accommodation and the ideal base from which to explore the local area....

Ontas Fatma Hanoum Boutique Hotel Photograph of Ontas Fatma Hanoum Boutique Hotel
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A charming hotel which combines a mixture of stone architecture and modern wood touches which creates a intimate, warm and elegant atmosphere; ideal for those seeking luxury and modern comforts in the...

Orestis Apartments Photograph of Orestis Apartments
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The ideal choice for those seeking to enjoy a relaxing and friendly enviroment in this charming village which would suit those looking to be in a rural location....

Palazzo Hotel Photograph of Palazzo Hotel
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Situated in the old town the Palazzo is in an old mansion which has been converted into a traditional hotel with a warm friendly atmosphere. Ideal for those looking to explore the nearby facilities....

Panorama Blue Hotel Photograph of Panorama Blue Hotel
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The Panorama Blue is the executive wing of the Panorama Hotel, set in lawned gardens with views over the Cretan sea. The Panorama Blue is for adults only and children under 16 will not be accepted. Fa...

Panos Beach Hotel Photograph of Panos Beach Hotel
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A fantastic beach hotel comprising of just 19 studios. The complex is basic but close to local amenities....

Platanias Mare Hotel Photograph of Platanias Mare Hotel
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A beautiful beach front complex offering guests comfortable accommodation in a great location. An ideal complex for those looking for a relaxing sun filled holiday. ...

Porto Del Colombo Hotel Photograph of Porto Del Colombo Hotel
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The hotel is housed in a beautiful Venetian building and offers comfortable accommodation and a great location in the heart of the old town....

Porto Platanias Village Resort Photograph of Porto Platanias Village Resort
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Situated on the edge of the resort, the Porto Platanias Village Resort is well placed for enjoying the beach, and resort amenities of both Platanias and neighbouring Agia Marina....

Porto Veneziano Hotel Photograph of Porto Veneziano Hotel
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The Porto Veneziano Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in an ideal location on the waterfront of the Venetian Harbour....

Renieris Hotel Photograph of Renieris Hotel
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This family run hotel offers fantastic views of the beach, the Stalos olive groves and the beautiful mountains....

Samaria Hotel Photograph of Samaria Hotel
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The modern and comfortable Samaria Hotel offers its guests a friendly atmosphere and comfortable surroundings which makes it perfect for those on business trips or leisure breaks....

Santa Helena Village Photograph of Santa Helena Village
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The Santa Helena Village provides comfortable self catering accommodation, ideally located on the sea-front within easy reach of the resort facilities....

Sorta Apartments Photograph of Sorta Apartments
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These apartments offer a peaceful location as well as modern and comfortable accommodation making it perfect for those seeking a restful holiday....

Splanzia Hotel Photograph of Splanzia Hotel
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A small and friendly family run hotel offering traditional styled accommodation and a good central location....

Sun City Apartments Photograph of Sun City Apartments
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The Sun City offers comfortable self-catering accommodation, providing good value for money and a great base for enjoying the resort amenities....

Sun Nicolas Hotel Photograph of Sun Nicolas Hotel
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A small warm and friendly hotel in a central location within easy reach of the beach and resort amenities....

Sunprime Platanias Beach Suites & Spa Photograph of Sunprime Platanias Beach Suites & Spa
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Situated on the edge of Platanias, this hotel offers a good range of facilities coupled with comfortable and well equipped guest rooms....

Sunset Suites Hotel Photograph of Sunset Suites Hotel
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The Sunset Suites Hotel is situated in Platanias, around 10km from the centre of Chania and features a central sun-terrace with pool and snack bar....

Venus Beach Hotel Photograph of Venus Beach Hotel
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The Venus Beach Hotel has a quiet spot on the beachfront of Gerani, offering guests a great base for a relaxing holiday. Accommodation is simply furnished and ideally suited to the budget minded trave...

Veronica Hotel Photograph of Veronica Hotel
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A small complex made up of apartments and studios offering good value for money and a relaxing holiday with typical Cretan hospitality....

Villa Platanias Hotel Photograph of Villa Platanias Hotel
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The Villa Platanias Hotel offers simply furnished though comfortable self catering accommodation in an ideal location set on the beachfront in the heart of the resort....

Yakinthos Hotel Photograph of Yakinthos Hotel
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This small family run hotel consists of 39 well appointed rooms and offers a warm atmosphere in comfortable surroundings....

Zeus Village Photograph of Zeus Village
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This family-friendly aparthotel is perfect for families due to its ideal location just 600m from the beach and 4km from buzzing Chania. Guest can go for a swim in the swimming pool, while the kids mak...

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Chania Reviews

Mrs R Thomson, Carluke

Holiday Date:12th Apr 2017
Accommodation:El Greco Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Close to lots of lovely restaurants, a few steps away from the port. The bus station was a short walk and it was easy to visit other parts of the island. Would recommend Chania.

Mr A Morrison, Leamington Spa

Holiday Date:23rd Apr 2016
Accommodation:Belmondo Hotel
Room:Suite - Sea View
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Delightful town. Very lively, friendly, with lots of historical and cultural interest. Huge selection of lovely tavernas bars and cafes. Lots of interesting shops. Everything within walking distance of the hotel. Good selection of reasonably priced car rental companies.

Mrs H Gill, Sheffield

Holiday Date:15th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Akali Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Nice beach. 2 beds/shade = 5euros. There were some really nice and unusual shops even well known names. Plenty of choice for bars and restaurants to watch the world go by. Lovely old buildings around the square and harbour areas. Excellent place for adults of all ages.

Mr R Lund, Kenilworth

Holiday Date:9th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Belmondo Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lots to do, interesting buildings, so much history. Plenty of restaurants and cafes to try. We preferred the ones not on the harbour front. Bus station, excursions and boat trips. We booked our excursions through the hotel and they were good value, we used Exodus Travel and went to Knossos Palace and Heraklion and Elafonissi Island. Sightseeing bus was good too.

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Beaches

There are plenty of beaches to choose from including the Blue Flag beach in Agioi Apostoloi and Gerani. Golden Beach is within walking distance from Chania and is popular with families looking for calmer waters and most beaches offer watersports in some form.

Nearby Attrations

There are plenty of historical sites to visit for those who want to get out of Chania and explore further afield. These include the village of Maleme renowned for its World War Two battle, Therissos Gorge, Kolymbari and its monastery and there is the Samaria Gorge with its 18 miles of walking trails.

Quick Facts

Chania Airport is approximately 19 km away - transfer time approx. 20 minutes.

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