The county of Chania covers the western part of Crete and has an area of 2.376 km2 and with a population of 156,000 residents (2011 inventory). The city has two entrances: the airport of Akrotiri, and the port of Souda (the largest in the Mediterranean).
The most poetic city of Crete when you walk through it leaves you with a pleasant taste of beauty. Built on the ruins of ancient Kidonia it has seen and survived many invaders, but has also tasted civilizations that left their marks on building faces, castles, walls, antiquities, monasteries and churches. The beautiful city of Hania is deservingly called the diamond of Crete since it combines, in a very unique way, everything old with everything new.
The Venetian port picturesque any time and season is attractive to visitors and locals, for it's beauty and for it's choices of entertainment for all tastes and demands. The old city "intramural" districts preserve their Venetian nobility. Narrow paved alleys are surrounded with tasteful renewed houses, from various ages, are offered for a pleasant walk.
Dozens of gorges traverse the mountainous regions of Chania. Indisputably, Samaria gorge is of unparalleled beauty as well as the most renowned. It is 16 km in length and its width ranges from 3.5 to 150 metres, with vertical cliffs which may reach a sheer 500 metres in height. In order to traverse it one needs approximately 5 to 6 hours and the gorge is open from May to October. It is a national park inside which one will find rare types of Cretan flora from the cypress and the pine tree to the dittany and the wildflower, while it is also the natural habitat of the wild goat or the Kri Kri.
Thanks to the morphology of the landscape and the combination of mountain and sea, the prefecture of Hania is a veritable paradise for those who seek adventure and the alternative forms of tourism which have become very popular in recent years. The prefecture of Chania has more than 350 kilometers of coastline and more than 80 beaches out of which 26 have been awarded with blue flag. Chania have all kinds of beaches, with fine sand or pebbly, with shallow or deep waters, crowded or isolated. Here you can find a map with the beaches of Chania.
The prefecture of Chania has more than 350 kilometers of coastline and more than 80 beaches out of which 29 have been awarded with blue flag for 2014.
The most comprehensive guide to the sights in Chania you must visit. Travel with the best guide filled with colorful photos and a detailed description about the attractions in Chania and its hinterland.
Located in an exclusive area of Akrotiri, on Agios Mattheos Hill, close to the beautiful town of Chania, the stone villa Kastro is the ideal destination for vacation at Crete.
Katia villas is a new complex that offers two bedroom villas with communal pool, located in the area g. Kasteli (Kissamos).
Kera villas is a new villa complex of two private buildings, located in one of the most popular resorts and green island of Crete, East of Chania town. Each three bedroom villa, surrounded on all sides by olive groves, offers a comfortable stay in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere.
Kipos Villa is a wonderful new three bedroom luxury villa with private pool and landscaped green area. The villa is located in a small complex of three buildings, one of nature reserves, scenic corners of Chania on Crete.
Limanaki Villa - new, beautiful three-bedroom villa with private pool, located on a spacious green park area, just three hundred meters from the beautiful organized sandy beach.
Lotos villas is a small, cozy complex of new villas, each with private pool, located in a picturesque green paradise, surrounded by the unique Cretan landscape.
The villas are found at Akrotiri resort area just 15km away from Chania town.
Louloudia Villa, three-bedroom villas with private pool. The complex is located on the coast of north-west of Crete, Chania, Crete and consists of three beautiful modern buildings.
Maleme villa is a modern and comfortable luxury building with 3 bedrooms plus one open plan bedroom, with a private pool, a spacious plot with garden and lawn, located in an idyllic, quiet, picturesque, sea view location surrounded by nature.
Mare Gold villa is located in one of the most beautiful places in West Crete, Chania, Crete.
Margo Luxury villa with five bedrooms and private pool is located in the amazing beauty of the region north-west of Crete, in the prefecture of Chania, close to Platanias resort area.
Marita Villa is a modern, three bedroom villa with private pool, located on the island of Crete, in a traditional, historic resort village of the district of Chania, just 800 meters away from the beach.
Nancy Villa is a beautiful and luxurious two-floored four bedroom villa, located in Apokoronas, near Vamos village. The village is graphical and has a traditional character, which is ideal for privacy and peace. Only 6km away is found the sandy beach of Almirida and 28km east the picturesque venetian town of Chania.
Nestor villa is a four bedroom property located on the picturesque peninsula of Akrotiri northwest of Crete. It is surrounded by the unique natural beauty of the landscape and beautiful beaches.
Nikos villas, is a beautiful complex consisted of individual houses each one with three bedrooms, next to the beach. Each villa has a private pool and they are located in the district of Kissamos. Each villa can comfortably accommodate up to 7 people. Just a few steps from the villa lies a beautiful sandy organized beach, equipped with all the amenities.
Villa Nina is a new (built 2015) luxury villa with 4 bedrooms and private pool located in a picturesque village, in the district of Chania, at a distance of only 10-minute drive from the city center.
Norma Villa is a beautiful and comfortable three-bedroom villa with a green area and a private swimming pool located in the famous resort area of Almyrida, Chania, Crete. The villa is found in a beautiful and peaceful place, perfect to relax, ideal for families with children and for groups of friends.
The three bedroom Villa Palm is located in Crete, 17 km. west of Chania, near a resort village, in a short distance from the historic city center and the golden sandy beaches of the north-western coast of the island.
Panorama luxurious villa is ideal for lovers of high-end, private rest. Five bedroom villa with private pool, located in one of the most picturesque places of Crete, on a peninsula near Chania, Crete.
Pela villa. This new comfortable villa with two bedrooms, located directly on the golden, stretching, sandy beach in the district of Chania.
Platanias villas is an elite complex offering accommodation in villas from one to four bedrooms, each villa offers a private pool. The complex is located in one of the most popular resort areas of Chania at Platanias West of the beautiful town and only 500meters away from the beautiful organized beach.