This city on the northwestern coast of the Greek island of Crete will transport you back in time to the Byzantine era with its Venetian Harbor and the old town with winding alleys lined up with bougainvillea and jasmine. Chania is home to old buildings, museums, churches, narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants. A warm and hospitable place, the city’s atmosphere has a touch of both Florence and Venice. Besides numerous sightseeing options, Chania is surrounded by mountain villages that will give you a glimpse into the ‘inner Crete’.
The key attractions of Chania include the old Venetian Harbor, the Venizoles Graves, the Greek National Football Museum and the Nea Chora and Agii Apostoli beaches.
- Venetian Palace
Sorvolou Street 3, Splantzia, Chania
This hotel is a fully restored Venetian stone house located in the heart of the old part of Chania. Your senses will get mesmerized by the property’s right mix of Cretan culture with the Ottoman and Venetian styles. Although equipped with all the modern amenities, you will be awestruck by how the hotel retains the atmosphere of the Cretan past.
- Domus Renier Boutique Hotel
Akti Kountourioti 41, Chania
Your visit to Chania will remain incomplete if you do not step into this historic building that serves as a hotel today. Once home to a leading Venetian nobleman, you will revel in this architectural gem that stands glorious in the central part of Chania’s old section. Almost all rooms and suites offer a view of the Chania harbor, besides authentic comfort and luxury.
- Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Theofanous 9, Chania
You will love the hospitality and authentic charm of this boutique hotel that was once a noble family’s home. You will be transported to a realm of refined elegance and be spoiled for choice. The décor and furnishings are a mix of modern and classical, with each of the 24 guestrooms and suites having its own individual character and style.
- Samaria Hotel
69, Kidonias Street, 1866 Square, Chania
Nestled right in the center of Chania, this 4-star hotel offers you a vantage point for exploring all sections of the city. The inviting ambiance and aesthetic design, along with the delicious local cuisine and famed Cretan hospitality this hotel promises will make your stay in Chania, whether for business or pleasure, an unforgettable one.
- Kydon, The Heart City Hotel
Sofoklis Venizelos Square & 2 Street, Chania
As the name suggests, this hotel sits right in central Chania and offers guests elegantly decorated and smartly furnished rooms and suites. Almost all guestrooms offer panoramic views of the Venetian Harbor and the Cretan Sea. For a typical Greek meal, step into the hotel’s a la carte ‘Square’ restaurant, while the Ágora bar-restaurant is a perfect retreat for drinks and snacks.
- Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel
M. Afentoulief 13 & Akti Tobazi 28, Chania
This neoclassical property located along the quay of the Venetian Port will provide you all the comfort and luxury of modern life even as you bask in its historical value. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor, the sea, and skyline right from your hotel bed. The rooms are elegantly decorated with ceramics and porcelain while you can indulge in all modern amenities.
- Civitel Akali Hotel
Kissamou 55, Chania
A destination on its own, this 4-star hotel will show you what a perfect vacation should be. The rich, yet subtle décor is inspired by the culture of Chania, and you will find a charming blend of classic luxury and modern informality in this hotel. Civitel Akali’s specialty is its warm Cretan hospitality and excellent service.
- Porto Veneziano Hotel
Akti Enoseos, Chania
This property, which prides itself for installing a fully geothermal air-conditioning system, is suitably located on the waterfront of the Old Venetian Harbor. The property offers easy access to the city center and the old town area. You will enjoy panoramic views of the sea and the White Mountains right from your well-furnished room or suite.
- Avra City Hotel
Tzanakaki 23, Chania
You will find Greek hospitality at its best in this superb hotel where the motto is to strive to continuously delight guests with impeccable service across all fronts. Located in central Chania, the property offers unparalleled views of the exotic Municipal Gardens. The rooms are specially designed by combining the charm of Art Deco with appealing modern design.
- La Maison Ottomane
32 Parodos Kanevaro, Chania
You will enjoy the comforts of a boutique hotel combined with the relaxed atmosphere of a guest house in this property. Nestled in a quiet corner of Chania, this Ottoman-era-influenced hotel is embellished with paintings, Turkish carpets and other delicacies from Istanbul. The private garden, where you can drink every variety of fine wine, will enrich your stay here.
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