If you're planning a trip to Crete, ebookers can help you find low-cost flights to Chania, the second-largest city on the Greek island of Crete. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains, Chania is a great destination for those who wish to enjoy mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes, relax on the sandy beaches and get a taste of Greek culture.
Chania International Airport is located approximately 8 miles from the centre of Chania. It's the second-busiest airport in Crete and serves over one million passengers each year. Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air provide regular flights between the island, Athens and Thessaloniki. In addition, numerous airlines offer seasonal flights to Chania, including easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Luxair and Novair.
You can get from the airport into Chania by airport bus, taxicab or rental car. Airport buses transport passengers to Chania seven times throughout the day. Taxicabs run continuously while the airport is operating. Cabs line up outside the passenger terminal, so they are easy to find. If you want your own transportation, you can reserve a rental car through ebookers. Europcar, Hertz and Kappa have airport locations, making it easy to pick up your vehicle as soon as your flight lands.
Chania has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The rainy season lasts from the beginning of October through the end of March. During this time, average temperatures range from 10Â°C to 19Â°C. From April through September, the city gets little rain, and average temperatures range from 15Â°C to 26Â°C. July and August are hot, and the city is packed with tourists during these months. The best time to visit is from April through June or September. This way, you avoid the crowds and have nice weather.
While the city's pristine beaches are its main attraction, you'll find numerous other places to explore during your trip. Chania Town, the older part of the city, is filled with Venetian and Ottoman architecture. If you enjoy shopping, you'll find there are plenty of stores that sell jewellery, leather goods and souvenirs. Khalki features ceramic items and trinkets that are made locally; Carmela offers a wide selection of jewellery, local art and ceramics; and Cretan Rugs and Blankets has colourful blankets, rugs and kilims. If you enjoy outdoor activities, Diktynna Travel offers guided bike tours through the mountains. A van takes you on a 45-minute drive to Zourva, a small mountain town, where you enjoy a traditional Greek lunch. After lunch, you bike down the mountain and enjoy the scenery. Other local attractions include the Chania Archaeological Museum, Ancient Aptera, the Botanical Park of Crete and Manousakis Winery.
With beautiful beaches, an abundance of places to explore and warm weather, it's easy to see why so many people holiday in Chania. Ebookers does more than find flights to Chania; the website helps you find sales on hotel accommodation, holiday packages and more.
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