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Offers excellent beaches, shopping, as well as a fabulous landscape, including wonderful views of the white mountains.


The western side of Crete owes much of its appeal to the fact it is less visited than the east side of the island. However this isn't to say that it hasn't been blessed with many of the same qualities. With an abundance of natural beauty, great beaches, pretty typically Cretan villages and places of immense historical interest this region is an absolute treasure trove of delights to explore. Crete's most impressive mountains can be found in this region. Overlooking Chania Town and containing the staggeringly spectacular Samaria Gorge the White Mountains offer great opportunities for hiking.

Chania Town is located on the most fertile region of the island. The picturesque Venetian harbour is lined with numerous bars and tavernas and is the perfect place to sample the excellent fresh fish that's widely available. Nightlife is plentiful and shopping opportunities abound. The best beaches in the region are known to be located west of Chania Town and quite frankly, the resorts within this region offer everything you could want for a most enjoyable holiday in Crete.

Who holidays in Crete West Chania?

Chania holidays are great for families & couples attracted by excellent beaches and who want a good base from which to explore the north west region of Crete.

Destination Profile

Holidays to Western Crete offer an opportunity to experience great and often quiet beaches, excellent shopping opportunities, particularly in Chania Town as well as a beautiful landscape, including wonderful views of the white mountains which will leave a lasting impression. Holidays to Western Crete are also ideal for all food lovers as you are sure to experience some of the finest local cuisine, including fresh fish, plucked from the Aegean waters the same day and local wine that Greece has to offer. So whether you are more interested in history, food, wine, shopping, lazing on beaches or all of the above holidays to Western Crete are ideal for you!

The region's capital Chania Town is oozing with character. From its picturesque Venetian harbour wander the myriad of shady streets and you will be spoilt for choice by the bars, tavernas and shops that abound.

The charming resort of Agia Marina lies just 9 kms from Chania Town and its traditional village feel coupled with its close proximity to Chania Town and not to mention great sandy beach which offer no end of watersports makes this a great place to stay whilst on holiday in Crete.

Heading east out of Chania Town and on the road to Rethymnon lies Georgioupolis which has the longest beach on the island - 9 kms of Golden sand and there is no shortage of watersport opportunities.