Take a look at our holidays to Chania from Manchester and prepare to visit this fantastic destination on the northwest coast of Crete. An island steeped in fascinating history, holidays to Chania are great for exploring as well as sitting back on the beach and soaking up the wonderful Mediterranean sunshine.
Holidays to Chania will allow you to delve into Crete’s incredible history, while also providing you with the perfect platform for a relaxing break in the sun. Crete is the largest Greek island, and Chania throws up plenty of typical Greek attractions, from the food to the beaches and the history.
Chania is the island’s second biggest city, and has a gorgeous Venetian old town that complements the more modern parts of town. The harbour has a lovely old lighthouse, an ancient Turkish mosque that houses art exhibitions, and the Firkas Fortress, which plays host to a maritime museum. There’s also an array of streets that head towards the waterfront and offer a selection of bars, restaurants and clubs that spring into life in the evenings.
The beach is just a short walk from the harbour, and as well as being lined with sun beds and parasols, has plenty of cafes and tavernas next to the sand. If you'd rather relax on a quieter beach then head to Kladisos beach which is a mix of sand and shingle.
If you're interested in Crete’s history then head over to Knossos, which is less than an hour’s drive from Chania. This was the centre of the Minoan civilisation, and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. You can learn more about the myths of the Minotaur and Icarus, and it’s an absolute must if you're into your history.
Uncover fascinating aspects of Crete’s past, seek out stunning beaches like Elafonisi beach with its pink sands, or soak up the city’s wonderful atmosphere with holidays to Chania.