Best boutique hotels and romantic getaways in Chania

Chania, also known as Hania or Xania, is a captivating city located on the north western coast of the Greek island of Crete. Renowned for its rich history, Venetian architecture, picturesque Old Town, and stunning natural beauty, Chania is a popular destination that seamlessly blends traditional charm with modern amenities and beautiful accommodations.

The city's Old Town, known as the Venetian Harbour, is a maze of narrow streets, Venetian mansions, and Ottoman-era buildings. Wandering through the atmospheric alleyways, visitors are treated to a delightful array of tavernas, cafes, shops, and historical sites. The Venetian Harbour itself is a focal point, with its iconic lighthouse, colourful fishing boats, and waterfront promenade where locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. You can among our unique selection of boutique hotels in Chania, small luxury hotels and stylish self-catering apartments.

Chania boasts a fascinating past that is reflected in its architecture. The Venetian influence is evident in landmarks like the imposing Venetian Fortress, which offers panoramic views of the city and the sea. The Mosque of the Janissaries, a reminder of Chania's Ottoman rule, stands as a symbol of the city's diverse cultural heritage.

Beyond the historic charm, Chania is surrounded by natural wonders. The region is blessed with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking landscapes. Just a short distance from the city, visitors can explore the famous Pink Beach (Elafonisi), the secluded Balos Lagoon, or the Samaria Gorge, one of Europe's longest and most spectacular canyons.

In addition to its historical and natural attractions, Chania offers a vibrant culinary scene. The city is renowned for its delicious Cretan cuisine, featuring fresh local ingredients, aromatic herbs, olive oil, and a variety of traditional dishes. From cozy tavernas serving meze platters to upscale restaurants offering contemporary interpretations of Cretan gastronomy, food enthusiasts will find plenty to indulge in.

Chania's warm Mediterranean climate makes it a year-round destination, with mild winters and hot summers. The city's friendly locals, known for their Cretan hospitality, further enhance the experience of visiting this charming destination. Whether you are exploring its historical sites, strolling through its enchanting streets, enjoying its beautiful beaches, or savouring its delectable cuisine, Chania offers a delightful blend of culture, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, making it a truly captivating place to visit.

Our most recent list of charming small hotels, romantic bed & breakfasts and beautiful holiday homes in Chania:

  • Bed and Breakfast
    Pandora Suites is a charming 10-room B&B in Chania's old town with a superb patio and a roof terrace offering panoramic bay views. Tradition and modern comforts blend seamlessly in each suite. Guests can enjoy breakfast and evening drinks on the rooftop garden.
    • Seaside (ocean front)
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    • 10 rooms
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    • from 90 EUR
  • Boutique Hotel
    Serenissima Boutique Hotel in Chania, the "Venice of the East," offers luxury in a historic building with Venetian arches. The well-appointed rooms feature king-sized beds. The restaurant offers quality menus and a curated wine list. Located in the old town of Chania, it's a convenient location.
    • Historic Quarters
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    • 7 rooms
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    • from 130 EUR
  • Holiday Apartment
    To Spiti is a self-catering apartment in Chania's historic district. This charming property, dating back to 1400, was lovingly restored, blending its original features with contemporary style. The apartment is suitable for travellers seeking unique and functional accommodation.
    • Island
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    • 4 people
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    • from 98 EUR

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