|It did not take me long to fall in love with Chania, Crete. Maybe all of ten minutes after I arrived at sunrise in late March, which is generally very early in the tourist season. So early that it is not tourist season. My friend Nikos had been urging me to come since my Crete
pages were very deficient because I had not visited the island in several years. He read my pages and asked me why I didn't like Crete. I explained I liked Crete a lot but I was just not that enamoured with the whole resort movement going on there and I preferred smaller, quieter islands instead of islands with big cities and traffic. He told me to come
to Chania, that it was different. He was right. Chania may be the best city in Greece. With a long history, a spectacular old city that surrounds the Venetian harbor, and located in the best part of Crete for daytrips to beautiful beaches, the famous gorges and scenic mountain villages, Chania is the place I recommend staying for anyone who is including Crete in their itinerary of Greece. This is my guide to Chania, a wonderful place to visit and maybe an even better place to live.
You can search for Chania hotels by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool, and see photos and reviews by using this link to Booking.com. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no cancellation
fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it. You can also find villas, holiday homes, self-catering apartments and Air BnB style accommodations on Matt's Crete Villas Page. For those who want to combine Chania, Crete with other islands try my Create-an-itinerary form and find out what is possible, how much it will cost, and with no obligation to purchase.