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Chania, Crete, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Chania?

You should plan to spend around $101 (€93) per day on your vacation in Chania. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (€32) on meals
  • $17 (€15) on local transportation
  • $101 (€93) on hotels

A one week trip to Chania for two people costs, on average, $1,407 (€1,299). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Chania cost?

A one week trip to Chania usually costs around $704 (€650) for one person and $1,407 (€1,299) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Chania on average costs around $1,407 (€1,299) for one person and $2,815 (€2,598) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Chania will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Chania on average costs around $3,016 (€2,784) for one person and $6,031 (€5,567) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Chania has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Chania expensive to visit?

Prices in Chania are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Chania is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Chania Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Chania?

The average Chania trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Chania travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 93 ($101)
Local Transportation 1 15 ($17)
Food 2 32 ($35)
Entertainment 1 21 ($22)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 3 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 9 - 27 ($10 - 30)
Accommodation Budget in Chania
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Chania is $50 (€46). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Chania is $101 (€93). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Chania

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Chania based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $73. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Chania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Chania is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€15) per person, per day, on local transportation in Chania.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Chania
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Chania can vary, the average cost of food in Chania is $35 (€32) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Chania should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Chania is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Chania
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Chania typically cost an average of $22 (€21) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Chania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Chania is $2.03 (€1.88) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Chania is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Chania
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $20 (€18) on alcoholic beverages in Chania per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Chania On a Budget
Chania Chania, Greece
Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. Chania is Crete's most evocative city, with its pretty Venetian quarter, crisscrossed by narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbor. At the harbor entrance is a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian, and Ottoman influences. On the other side, the Nautical Museum has model ships, naval objects and photographs. The former monastery of St. Francis houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania. Remnants of Venetian and Turkish architecture abound, with old townhouses now transformed into atmospheric restaurants and boutique hotels. Although all this beauty means the old town is packed with tourists in summer, it's still a great place to unwind. The Venetian Harbor is super for a stroll and a coffee or cocktail. Plus it’s got a university and a modern area to the city, which means that it retains its charm in winter. Indie boutiques and an entire lane dedicated to leather products provide good shopping and, with a multitude of creative restaurants, you’ll likely have some of your best meals on Crete here.
The Chania Archaeological Museum is a must-see. The setting alone in the beautifully restored 16th-century Venetian Church of San Francisco is reason to visit this fine collection of artefacts from Neolithic to Roman times. Late-Minoan sarcophagi catch the eye as much as a large glass case with an entire herd of clay bulls (used to worship Poseidon). Other standouts include Roman floor mosaics in back, Hellenistic gold jeweler, clay tablets with Linear A and Linear B script, and a marble sculpture of Roman emperor Hadrian.

The Firkas Fortress at the western tip of the harbor heads the best-preserved section of the massive fortifications that were built by the Venetians to protect the city from marauding pirates and invading Turks. The Turks invaded anyway, in 1645, and turned the fortress into a barracks and a prison. Today, parts of it house the Maritime Museum of Crete. There’s a great view of the harbor from the top.

The Maritime Museum of Crete should also be on your list. Part of the hulking Venetian-built Firkas Fortress at the western port entrance, this museum celebrates Crete's nautical tradition with model ships, naval instruments, paintings, photographs, maps and memorabilia. One room is dedicated to historical sea battles while upstairs there's thorough documentation on the WWII-era Battle of Crete.

The Church of Agios Nikolaos is stunningly beautiful. One of Chania's most intriguing buildings is this Venetian-era church with both a bell tower and a double-balconied minaret - the latter replaced a second bell tower during its stint as a mosque under Turkish rule. Inside, the massive bronze chandeliers dangling from a barrel-vaulted coffered ceiling will likely draw your attention.
Old Town
The old town is centered around the harbor, it is a maze of alleys and houses that has been standing for many hundred years rebuilt, ruined, and built up again with details from the different epochs. Old town is full of souvenir, art, and crafts shops. The beaches begin in the city a bit away but not far from the old town. The nearest beach is Nea Hora, a 1 km. walk from the west end of the Old Town.

An old ghost-like neighborhood with abandoned buildings representing the industrial past of the city. Some old tanneries were remade into flats, but retain the character and appearance of the old buildings.

Splantzia carries the authentic Chanian atmosphere with tranquil corners, old fashioned cafes, and a distinctive suburban flair. This area has many shops and cafes as well as historic monuments such as churches, the most popular of which is the Agios Nikolaos.

Koum Kapi
Located just outside the eastern walls of the old town of Chania, along the seaside road of Miaouli Coast. In Koum Kapi, there are cafes, restaurants and bars, all by the sea and overlooking the endless blue of the Cretan Sea. So, think about Koum Kapi as an additional place for a stroll just outside the old town, and a couple of hundred meters away of the old harbor.

The Venetian Port of Chania is probably one of the most picturesque ports in the country. It is lined with several coffee shops and restaurants and is frequented not only by tourists but also by locals who, on cool summer evenings, stroll up and down the lanes. Reaching the port from Chalidon street there are a number of monuments to look out for. Here, you can also see the lighthouse, the naval museum, and the fortress.

Visit the village of Maleme. See the German Cemetery on Kaukales hill. It is a haunting experience as on the graves there are names of 16 year old German soldiers. This was the site of the first airborne attack in the history of mankind. The Battle of Crete is thought of as one of the most glorious moments in Greek history as it took the Nazis the same amount of time to sweep through Holland, Belgium and central and northern France as it took them to conquer Crete. You can also see the historical airport battlefield and for nature lovers, you can explore the beach of Gerani where the sea turtle Caretta Caretta is preserved.

Visit Samaria Gorge, a popular day trip from Chania. Be sure to bring good shoes. The nature and landscape are amazing. The gorge is home to a protected (under extinction) goat. The sea at the far end of the gorge in Agia Roumeli is absolutely amazing, crystal clear and turquoise.

Go for a walk in the Botanical park and Gardens of Crete for some spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on plants and their material. Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land's formation and the region's microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals.

Chania is also a popular base for visiting the popular beach area of Balos in northwestern Crete. Check out this guide to Balos in Crete if you're planning to make the journey, or for more ideas of what to see and do when there.
Food and Dining
The cuisine in Chania is some of the best in Crete, and maybe some of the best in Greece. There are more than a hundred of attractive restaurants and cafes in Chania, and every dining place may surprise visitors with its original specialties. One of the most popular and attractive diners is the Glossitses restaurant serving Greek cuisine; it strikes with a variety of dishes. Some popular dishes include: Wild Fennel Pie, Octopus with Avronies (a Greek version of wild asparagus), Sun-dried Tomato Fritters, Spicy Pork With Couscous, Calamari Stuffed With Feta and Herbs, Baklava, and Meatballs Over Fried Potatoes. Make sure to visit the Agora Market in Chania.  The market sells lots of local foods and the taverns there are some of the best in Chania. This is where the locals eat.

Chania is served by Chania International Airport on the Akrotiri Peninsula a bit north-east of the city. There are several flights a day from Athens to Chania. From April to early November, there are many direct charter flights to Chania from the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, and other European countries. It has recently become a Ryanair hub connecting Chania to over 20 European and Domestic destinations. There are half-hourly buses which can take you from the airport to the center of town. Otherwise you can take a local taxi or book an airport transfer in advance.

Ferry services are also available from Athens to Chania. Chania is connected with the rest of Crete by regular bus lines. The coaches are modern, comfortable and air-conditioned. You can also reach Chania easily by car, if you're driving. In order to visit the best beaches of Crete and to see the interesting archaeological sites of Crete, it is best to rent a car to get around.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.