Chania – Golden sand beaches and crystal-clear water
The port of Chania is located on the north coast of the beautiful island of Crete. The golden sandy beaches and the turquoise blue sea attract many travellers from all over the world every year. In your hire car you can easily and quickly reach one of the eleven sandy beaches.
The best way to get to the beach is in a cabriolet or roadster, according to the motto: Feel, enjoy and experience. The beautiful harbour town of Chania is not only famous for its beaches, but also its impressive Orthodox churches.
Chania Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin of the Three Martyrs, and the church of San Nicolo are imposing and beautiful sights. Culture lovers can also enjoy the numerous museums in the city, including an archaeological and a Byzantine museum, a shipping museum, and many other cultural venues.
Sun, beach and sea meet art and culture
In a hire car in Chania you are in easy reach of the city's diverse beaches. For example, just four kilometres west of Chania lies Agii Apostoli, featuring three beautiful bays and almost untouched nature. Or drive to Agia Marina on the northwest coast. It not only has a beautiful, fine sand beach but also looks on to the island of Agii Theodori, which shelters the protected wild goats of Crete aka Kri-Kri.
Driving a hire a car in Chania is also the perfect way to explore the many sights of the city. For example, Chania Cathedral with its three-aisled basilica and elevated central nave. San Nicolo church is also a feast for the eyes: built in 1320, the church combines a variety of styles from the classic period and features Ionian and Tuscan columns
Discover the enchanting island of Crete by car
If you are traveling in a hire car in Chania, you will not only have the opportunity to explore the harbour town and its surrounding beaches, but you can also go on an extensive discovery tour in Crete. In a hire car from a local car rental office you can easily reach the most popular attractions of the island, such as the Palace of Knossos, at your leisure in your own time. Knossos was probably the largest city on the island in ancient times, and even today you can admire the ruins of this once so splendid centre of civilisation and culture.
You should not miss the impressive Samaria Gorge, one of the longest canyons in Europe. To ensure carefree exploration on Crete, book a hire car in Chania before you start your holidays. TUI Cars offers a large number of comfortable and safe cars. By the way, since the airport is located just outside Chania, we recommend picking up a hire care immediately upon arrival by air.