Chania is a gorgeous port town on the northwest coast of Crete and is also one of the island’s largest resorts. It has a very charming atmosphere that reflects the town’s Venetian and Turkish past and architecture that shows this. As well as being a popular tourist destination, many people love Chania so much that they end up settling down permanently here - the resort really is that special.
Low-cost holidays to Chania are available from most major airports in the UK and since the route is so well-loved by tourists, there is bound to be a departure time that suits you. Chania has its own international airport which makes the rest of the town extremely accessible as it is right on the doorstep. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison site for more fantastic deals to this stunning part of the world. Flight duration to Crete from most major UK airports is just under 4 hours long but longer if you need a connecting flight.
The most popular period in Chania is the spring to autumn period with temperatures often climbing to the high 20s during these months. However, the resort never gets too busy and that is one of its main pro points. The temperatures drop to around the mid-teens in the winter months and while there will still be a few things to do in the off-season, Chania doesn’t see the same level of activity as the summer. However, Chania does still see a steady inflow of tourism throughout the winter period, so it isn’t a particularly bad time to go.
There is plenty to see and do in this exciting town. One of its most famous sights is the Etz Hayyim Synagogue. This place has a rich and quite dark history, as the monument was only just saved after 3 years of restoration in the aftermath of the Nazi destruction of the site and people of Crete. Today, it is a testimony to the Jewish people with the message ‘The people of Israel live’. Chania also features an archaeological museum that is worth visiting, an old town and harbour that are great for exploring and although there is no direct beach access from the town, Elafonissi Beach and Balos Beach are just a short journey away.
Chania has the full range of accommodation options to choose from to suit your budget and preferences, no matter what they are. There is everything from hostels to 5-star hotels here. The backstreets of the old harbour are full of old Venetian houses that have been renovated into hotels and we recommend a stay in one of these incredible places. Chania is also full of amazing places to wine and dine as well as plenty of places to grab quick, cheap snacks or refreshments. Traditional Cretan cuisine is at its finest in this resort so don’t miss out!
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