2 stops (25h45m)
|Chania city centre|
|Chania International Airport Daskalogiannis (CHQ): 7 mi from city centre|
Crete is waiting! Plan the perfect holiday with cheap flights to Chania International Airport (CHQ) this year. There are several flights from Athens per day, mostly with Aegean Airline and Olympic Airlines. For the cheapest flights to Chania, try easyJet from London Gatwick or Thomson Airways, also from Gatwick.
Summer is the most popular time of the year to plan a holiday in Chania. The days are hot and the skies are clear. Winters are mild with a little rain. Book your flights 3-4 months in advance for summer trips. For winter, you'll find cheap last minute deals.
Direct flights to Chania take 4 hours from London.
Chania is one of the most beautiful port town on the island of Crete. It's on the western coast with spectacular beaches, a lively nightlife and Venetian charm. Roll out your beach towel, grab your shades, let's go to Chania!
Churches and monasteries: Chania in particular is home to some impressive Byzantine churches and monasteries, often perched on the tops of mountain top and hills. Take a tour, experience the artwork, admire the frescoes and enjoy the cool dark corridors, a welcome break from the scorching sun.
Beaches: Chania Bay is home to some amazing beaches, which is why it's so popular among visitors to Crete. There is at least 20 km worth of beach resorts stretching the coast. The better beaches aren't in town though; best use your Chania car hire to venture further.
Hiking: Crete is rocky and hilly with some excellent conditions for hiking and exploring the gorges and caves. Chania is the perfect place to base yourself on a hiking trip, although it's not highly recommended in summer when the days are very hot.
Find more information on Chania Tourism.
You will find everything in Chania from cheap budget backpackers hostels to luxury digs fit for Queens. The cheapest hotels in Chania are located in and around the old harbour, housed in old Venetian manors with a very unique experience. Resorts in Chania are also very popular.