Chania and the surrounding areas offer a massive choice of holiday accommodation, ranging from simple rooms in small family lodging to luxury villas and boutique hotels. The choice you get can be a little overwhelming. Below area few suggestions of what to choose and why.
A short Chania stay to visit the town
If your aim is to visit this beautiful city you’ll be wanting to stay in the most scenic part of it, the old town. Many of the hotels will be in old Venetian houses, some will have a harbour view and others will be tucked away in picturesque narrow alleys.
Pros: nothing beats staying in the old town if you want the full Chania experience. You are near all the good restaurants and most of Chania’s attractions.
Cons: the harbour front can be noisy in summer. Parking a car or getting to your hotel could be tricky as most of the area is pedestrianised.
A hotel with pool
There are only very few hotels with pools in Chania and none in the old town. But if you must here are a few to consider:
A holiday with a good beach nearby
If you are looking for a beach holiday maybe you should consider staying a bit outside town. There is a town beach at Nea Chora and quite a few hotels there but you’ll find better beaches slightly further away, for example in Chryssi Akti, Agii Apostoli and Kalamaki or even a little further towards the West. You’ll still be close to Chania (by regular public transport or a short car drive).
A holiday with children
For a holiday with children you might prefer to be near a good beach (see above) or a hotel with pool. Best to look a little out of town.
A base to visit Crete
If you are looking for a base to visit western Crete Chania could be the perfect choice. It’s well connected by road and public transport for day trips and you can get back to the great Chania experience in the evening.
A winter break
Most tourist resorts will shut down at the end of October and reopen only in April. If you want to visit Crete in late autumn, winter and early spring you are much better off staying in Chania, a working town where many places stay open.
An all-inclusive holiday
All-inclusive holidays are the preserve of large hotels and there are none of those in Chania. Check in the larger tourist resorts such as Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani