Sitting in the northwest of Crete, compare holidays to Chania and look forward to visiting this superb destination. As part of an island that is drenched in fantastic history, holidays to Chania from Stansted are great whether you plan to explore or simply relax on the beach.
Crete has a fascinating heritage you can learn all about with holidays to Chania. It’s perfect if you’re after some lovely weather and has some great beaches where you can recline in Mediterranean bliss.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and Chania is its second biggest city. There are some lovely Venetian features including the pretty old town, which sits alongside the more modern aspects of the city.
Head to the harbour and check out the old lighthouse, the art exhibitions that are put on in an ancient Turkish mosque, and the maritime museum housed in the Firkas Fortress. Stroll along the array of streets that head down towards the waterfront and choose from the wide range of bars and restaurants.
Just a short walk from the harbour is the beach that has a great range of cafes and tavernas, as well as plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. Head to Kladisos beach, a mix of sand and shingle, if you'd rather relax in more peaceful surrounds.
If you like your ancient history then a trip to Knossos is an absolute must. Less than an hour’s drive from Chania, it was the centre of the Minoan civilization and one of Europe’s oldest cities. The myths of the Minotaur and Icarus originate from here and you can learn more about them with a visit to the ancient site.
Enjoy the history and the sunshine at stunning spots like the spectacular Elafonisi beach with holidays to Chania.