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… this selection of vacation homes in Chania will certainly show you the right option for every need.
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Top Convenient Holiday Homes to Rent in Chania for
Any Time of the Year
Chania is the region where I live. And the city 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’s 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.
Onar Verde Studio, Chania Old Town
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.
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.
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 with fine linen and the space is air-conditioned. Sit on the gorgeous balcony every morning to enjoy your morning coffee.
- Sleeps: up to 2 guests.
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.
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. Always convenient, there’s parking available on site.
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 interior of the property.
You will feel at home even during your holidays taking advantage of continental breakfast as if you were at a hotel. The property also offers a rental service.
Chania International Airport is 11 km from Agave Suites, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
- Sleeps: Up to 4 guests.
- Extras: Nespresso machine!
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!
Rated with top reviews on Booking, this is a remarkable place where you’ll be surrounded by stunning interiors and breathtaking sights.
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.
This is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Chania, no kidding!
The desk area is perfect for those who work on the go. The kitchen is well-equipped and the patio simply lovely.
For those interesting in discovering the areas around the old town, the hosts can arrange a car rental service.
- Sleeps: There is a unit for up to 4 guests and another one for up to 6.
Halepa Luxury Garden Apartment
Why you should stay: Halepa is a traditional and historic neighborhood in Chania which 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.
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.
The apartment, recently renovated, features a complete, modern kitchen and a wonderful garden with a romantic terrace.
- Sleeps: up to 5 guests.
- Not suitable for children under 2
Chania Urban Living, Traditional Stone House
Why you should stay: The house enjoys a wonderful location, it has been recently renovated, and it has a convenient price too.
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.
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.
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 yourself 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.
- Sleeps: up to 4 guests.
- Kids are not allowed
Casa di Gouto
Why you should stay: Because it’s simply gorgeous and the position, perfect!
Casa di Gouto is in a great location with stunning views of the Old Venetian Harbor, just 100 meters from Saint Anargyri Church.
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 an hydromassage shower cabin.
Only steps away from Chania’s Municipal Market of Chania and the Archaeological Museum of Chania, 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
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.
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. This house features a roomy kitchen and dining area as well as a comfortable bedroom with a bright atmosphere.
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.
- Sleeps: up to 3 guests.
- Minimum stay: 2 Nights
- Pets allowed: No
Captain Nick, Near the Old Town
Why you should stay: Enjoy this small but cozy studio in an authentic neighborhood, a few minutes on foot from Chania’s Egyptian Lighthouse.
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.
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.
- Sleeps: from 3 to 4 guests.
Kores Boutique Houses
This is one of the most romantic rental homes in Chania!
Why you should stay: Wouldn’t you just adore to sip a tasty cocktail in this peaceful environment?
One more stunning vacation home in Chania that you should check when looking for accommodation in town. 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!
Renovated with extreme care, Kores Boutique Houses are right next to the Venetian walls. The villas are in stone buildings dating from the 18th-century filled with natural light coming from the windows and the private furnished courtyards and balconies with a view to the narrow streets, the mountains, and the sea.
The place is close to every special landmark in town and there are lots of tavernas, bars, cafes, and markets within a walking distance.
- Sleeps: Villas accommodate from 4 to 6 people
- Extras: Reception with service 24 hours. Pets allowed upon request
Charming Flatlet in the Old Town
Why you should stay: Because it’s a unique space with every comfort you need for a short stay in the city.
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.
The traditional home features a comfortable bed, a recently renovated bathroom, and a small but smart kitchenette in one corner of the apartment.
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.
- Sleeps: up to 2 guests.
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About the author of this blog:
Gabi has been living in Crete for the last five years. Here, she juggles being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours in the summer, translating, and working as a tech advisor.
She’s written for Greek Reporter, published two travel guides about Greece, and drunk more glasses of frappe than any regular person would be able to handle.
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