The Prettiest Vacation Homes & Airbnbs in Chania, Crete


One of the prettiest cities in the Mediterranean, Chania, on the island of Crete, has turned into a top destination to enjoy all year round. Home to a magnificent, mild climate, the city is full of life every month of the year.

Not all hotels, though, stay open also in the cold season. what better excuse than this to check the best Airbnbs in Chania? Some of them are houses full of charm and history, others are modern and minimalistic… These vacation homes and Airbnbs in Chania are ideal for every need.

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Chania is the region where I live. And the city is one of the places I’ve explored the most during my years on the island.

The old town of Chania is my favorite place to go to dine out, walk by the sea, or simply enjoy ice cream during our torrid summers.

It is definitely my favorite city in Crete and a place that you should put on your travel bucket list asap!

With so many things to see and do in town, but also in the whole region, booking a stay in the Venetian quarter is a perfect idea.

This way, everything will be close and handy and you’ll be able to discover every single corner of the city.

You can also choose to stay in the Turkish district or pick a stunning loft near the tanneries. Chania certainly doesn’t lack unique homes for your stay in Crete.

Top Airbnbs in Chania, Crete

Let’s now take a look at the most beautiful Airbnbs in Chania and other rental and vacation homes in the city.

Onar Verde Studio, Chania Old Town

(Courtesy Onar Verde).
  • Why you should stay: This is a small and cozy apartment, perfect for a couple or a solo traveler. It’s located in a very central position in the Old Town.
  • Facilities: The apartment is in a romantic building with Turkish and Venetian features, sparkling clean, and equipped with all the necessary amenities.
    The top characteristics are the modern design that mixes wood elements with the original stone walls of the old building.
    There’s a comfy queen-size bed and the space is air-conditioned.
  • Tip: Sit on the gorgeous balcony every morning to enjoy your morning coffee.
  • Location: A luminous and well-equipped flat in the center of Chania’s Old Town, this is a very convenient rental home for your stay in the city. Its location, close to every landmark in town, is great to walk around the alleys, enjoy the tavernas, and explore the Venetian harbor.

Agave Suites

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(Courtesy Agave Suites).
  • Why you should stay: Because this gorgeous place is in a strategic position, close to every special landmark in the old town and the reviews are simply excellent.
  • Location: This sunny and bright apartment has all the comforts you need for a perfect stay. It’s located in the Old Town, only 700 meters. There’s parking available on the site.
  • Facilities: Comfortable, modern, and super value for money, the place features super comfy beds and a unique cutting-edge decoration that perfectly pairs with the old stone walls in the property’s interior.
  • Other details: You will feel at home even during your holidays taking advantage of continental breakfast as if at a hotel. The property also offers a rental service.

Casa dei Miracoli

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(Courtesy Casa dei Miracoli).
  • Why you should stay: Because it’s certainly the most amazing place where to stay in Chania… Honestly, it’s simply amazing. Romantic for a couple, ideal for a family, and perfect for digital nomads, with every single comfort you need!
  • Good to know: Rated with top reviews on Booking, this is a remarkable place where you’ll be surrounded by stunning interiors and breathtaking sights.
  • Location: The place is only 800 m from Koum Kapi Beach, Casa Dei Miracoli, featuring a beautiful garden, a balcony, and a panoramic terrace great for a drink or even dinner.
(Courtesy Casa dei Miracoli).

This is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Chania, no kidding!

  • Details and Services: The desk area is perfect for those who work on the go. The kitchen is well-equipped and the patio is simply lovely.
  • Tip: For those interested in discovering the areas around the old town, the hosts can arrange a car rental service.

Don’t forget to check what to do in Chania Old Town. and in the Chania region.

Halepa Luxury Garden Apartment

(Courtesy Halepa Luxury Garden Apartment).
  • Why you should stay: Halepa is a traditional and historic neighborhood in Chania that used to host embassies and mansions when Chania was the capital of the island.
    It’s about a mile from the old town and the walk along the seaside promenade is a great alternative to the local bus.
  • Location and facilities: Luxury Garden Apartment is a beautiful property that can perfectly accommodate a couple for a romantic stay. It’s also great for a group of friends since it features two comfortable sofa beds too.
  • Good to know: The recently renovated apartment features a complete, modern kitchen and a wonderful garden with a romantic terrace.

Chania Urban Living, Traditional Stone House

(Courtesy Chania Urban Living).
  • Why you should stay: The house enjoys a wonderful location, it has been recently renovated, and it has a convenient price too.
  • Good to know: Top-rated on Booking, this is an amazing apartment where you will certainly feel at home.
    The house has been tastefully decorated with unique, refined details, yet it remains minimalistic and simple.
(Courtesy Chania Urban Living).
  • Location: The property is a former 18th-century farm building that has been expertly converted into a modern lodging respecting the authentic traits of Cretan houses, such as stone walls, and olive trees in the garden.
  • Details: A unique space that has been carefully designed keeping comfort in mind.
    For those staying in winter, the apartment features a fantastic stove to keep themselves warm and comfy. The floating steps lead you to the mezzanine level with a magnificent queen-size bed.
    You can also use the outdoor patio or enjoy cooking with the different fresh herbs you will find in the garden.

Casa di Gouto

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(Courtesy Casa di Gouto).
  • Why you should stayBecause it’s simply gorgeous and the position is perfect!
  • Location: Casa di Gouto is in a great location with stunning views of the Old Venetian Harbor, just 100 meters from Saint Anargyri Church.
  • Facilities: Have a comfortable rest on the wide sofas after a long walking tour in the old town. Their kitchen is complete with a microwave and toaster, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.
    The bathroom comes with a hydromassage shower cabin.
  • Insider’s tip: Only steps away from Chania’s Municipal Market of Chania and the gorgeous alleys in the old town, this is another gem that you should not miss if you happen to find it available.
  • Sleeps from 4 to 7 guests.
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Modern Old Town Maisonette

(Courtesy Modern Maisonette).
  • Why you should stay: To take advantage of its central position and to discover the local vibe in one of the most characteristic alleys in Chania’s Old Town.
  • Location: This Modern Maisonette in the heart of the Old Town is a gorgeous home rental with every facility both for a short and a long stay in Crete.
  • Facilities: This house features a roomy kitchen and dining area as well as a comfortable bedroom with a bright atmosphere.
  • Good to know: The house can accommodate a group of three or a family with two kids. On the top floor, guests can enjoy a terrace and the romantic atmosphere of the majestic old town of Chania.

Captain Nick, Near the Old Town

(Courtesy Captain Nick).
  • Why you should stay: Enjoy this small but cozy studio in an authentic neighborhood, a few minutes on foot from Chania’s Egyptian Lighthouse.
  • Location: Captain Nick is a small but comfy flat in the beautiful area of Koum Kapi, just minutes on foot from the heart of the old Venetian Harbor.
  • Facilities: The apartment has a completely renovated kitchen, fully equipped, as well as a comfortable bed, and an extra sofa.
    The balcony is a great space to relax and enjoy a cold coffee, following the most traditional Cretan style.

In Chania for a short break? Discover what to do if you have 2 days in Chania.

Kores Boutique Houses

(Courtesy Kore Boutique Houses).

This is one of the most romantic rental homes in Chania!

  • Why you should stay: Wouldn’t you adore sipping a tasty cocktail in this peaceful environment?
  • Location: One more stunning vacation home in Chania that you should check when looking for accommodation in town.
    The place is close to every special landmark in town and there are lots of tavernas, bars, cafes, and markets within walking distance.
  • Facilities: Ideal if you enjoy open spaces with warm wood decorations and comfy chairs for romantic nights under the stars. This is the place you were looking for!
  • Other details: Renovated with extreme care, Kores Boutique Houses are right next to the Venetian walls.
    The villas are stone buildings dating from the 18th century filled with natural light coming from the windows and the courtyards and balconies with a view to the narrow streets, the mountains, and the sea.

Charming Flatlet in the Old Town

(Courtesy Onar).
  • Why you should stay: Because it’s a unique space with every comfort you need for a short stay in the city.
  • Location: Onar Flatlet is a charming space ideal for a couple or a solo traveler.
    The rental home is located in one of the most picturesque streets of the Old Town, just meters from Chania’s Cathedral and the Lighthouse.
  • Facilities: The traditional home features a comfortable bed, a recently renovated bathroom, and a small but smart kitchenette in one corner of the apartment.
  • More info: In case you were wondering, this host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts for your peace of mind.
    It’s an ideal place for a short stay in the old town for those interested in discovering Crete’s most beautiful city.


Airbnbs in Chania - Dioni
Courtesy: Dioni.
  • Why you should stay: Because it is located on one of the best streets in the old town, close to parking spots, and it has a gorgeous terrace!
  • Location: Theotokopoulo Street is one of the top places to stay in the old town, everything is within walking distance from this place… and it is an 8-minute walk from Nea Chora Beach!
  • Facilities: At the guesthouse, every room has a closet, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.
    All rooms include an electric tea pot, while some rooms will provide you with a kitchenette with a fridge, a stovetop, and a toaster.

Casa Kallergi

Airbnbs in Chania
Courtesy: Casa Kallergy.
  • Why you should stay: The property boasts excellent ratings and reviews. It is a picturesque accommodation in the heart of the old town.
  • Location: This property is a 9-minute walk from the beach.
    Casa Kallergi is located in the Chania Old Town district and the scenic Venetian Harbor is just a short walk away.
  • Facilities: The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels as well as an iPod docking station.
    Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from your terrace or balcony. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a shower.

Casa Kasteli

Airbnbs in Chania
  • Why you should stay: Because it has ravishing reviews online plus it is in one of the most gorgeous areas in town with stunning panoramic views.
  • Location: Casa Kasteli is located on Kasteli Hill, a quiet neighborhood within the Old City of Chania and just 200 m away from the Old Port and a 14-minute walk from the beach.
  • Facilities: Casa Kastelli offers all the characteristics of traditional Cretan hospitality. Its owner will make you feel at home and he will cater to all your needs to ensure your pleasant stay.

Elvie House

Airbnbs in Chania
Courtesy Elvie House.
  • Why you should stay: Because it is in an excellent location, close to all town attractions, it has been recently renewed and offers comfy accommodation for couples or a small family.
  • Location: Elvie House is situated in the area of Splantzia, close to the area where the weekly farmer’s market is held every Saturday. The neighborhood is quiet, inside the Old City of Chania and just meters from the beach of Koum Kapi.
  • Facilities: Elvie House includes a comfy kitchen, separate sleeping areas, and a comfortable seating space. There’s also an outdoor terrace with gorgeous views. The property is also pet-friendly

The Violin House

Airbnbs in Chania
Courtesy of The Violin House.
  • Why you should stay: Because this is one of the best-reviewed Airbnbs in the Chania area, with impeccable spaces, ample and bright areas, beautiful details, and traditional flair.
  • Location: Elvie House is situated in the tranquil neighborhood of Mournies, not exactly in the center of town but easily reachable with a short car ride.
  • Facilities: This two-bedroom home is spotless and clean, featuring all necessary kitchen appliances, comfortable beds, and a patio with garden views. Free parking is also available.

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Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the island. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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