Luxury holidays in Chania

Chania is chock-full of ancient Greek history, Mediaeval architecture and opulent mansions; the postcard-pretty Venetian port is the most famous (and often photographed) spot in the town. Once a Minoan settlement, Chania Town is now host to sun-seeking tourists and white sand beaches.

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When to go

Chani's Mediterranean climate means sunny dry summers and mild rainy winters; clear skies are a safe bet from April to October, and wilting heat waves are fairly uncommon.

Getting there

  • Planes

    British Airway has a direct service to Chania from the UK, and both Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air operate several daily direct flights from Athens. Alternatively, fly into Heraklion Airport, which is about a two-hour drive from Chania.
  • Boats

    Daily ferries pull into Souda port, about seven kilometres from Chania, from Athens' Piraeus port.
  • Taxis

    Heading out for dinner? Taxis are difficult to come across from 7pm to 8pm, so be sure to book well in advance. Coming back, you’ll find plenty of taxis around Chania’s main square.