A photogenic harbour and a maze-like old town
Chania offers you a wonderful sense of history, with Venetian architecture, ancient Greek mythology, and a busy harbour. The town has something for families, couples, and adventurers – and is the second largest in Crete. It’s located on the island’s north west coast where you’ll find long stretches of golden sands home to water sports, sparkling shallow waters ideal for little paddlers, and a host of restaurants. There are two beaches to choose from, making it perfect for families wanting to enjoy a vibrant space with lots going on as well as couples who want to simply relax and take it easy.
History lovers will find plenty to keep them occupied in pretty Chania. The old town is full of wonderful Venetian architecture, colourful houses and a harbour where you can watch the little boats on the water. Explore the lighthouses, fort and ancient mosque or simply enjoy a coffee or ice cream as you soak in the atmosphere from a street side café.
Luxury holidays in Chania come as standard. Dating back to the 16th Century, it’s home to stunning architecture and has long been a favourite with holidaymakers. Here you’ll find fine dining and upmarket restaurants, where you can experience Greek cuisine at its best, as well as little boutiques ideal for souvenirs, gifts, and fashion. Visit art exhibitions and galleries or simply spend your days soaking up the sun and admiring the fascinating history of the town.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Chania and we’ll ensure you leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. We’ve carefully selected each of the hotels we offer so you can relax, knowing all of the little details are taken care of. Book the Domes Noruz Chania with us and relax amid beautiful modern architecture as you enjoy personalised boutique service, a Moet and Chandon bar, and easy access to the pretty beach.
Flight time from the UK to Crete is around 4 hours.
Transfer time from Chania airport to our hotel here is approximately 30 minutes.
The southernmost Greek island, Crete’s summers are something special. The temperatures are beach-worthy by April, climbing steadily throughout summer and peaking in July and August, when highs of 35°C are possible. Luckily, the island is prone to some cooling winds during summer that stop things getting too hot and sticky.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.