Questions & Answears
What is the best season for holidays in Crete?
Crete is offered for holidays all year. In the summer visitors seek to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the sun and the sea.
Autumn and spring are most appropriate for excursions in the Cretan nature. The weather is generally very good, with mild temperatures suitable for several activities. Nature is then at its most beauty. The blue sky and the sea, the wild flowers, the green pastures and the snowy mountains together form a beautiful attraction. Those seasons are suitable for walking along the Samaria Gorge or the Gorge of Agia Irini or for trekking along the routes of the European distance path E4.
A great opportunity for holidays in Crete is during the period of orthodox church feasts. The Greek-Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated after the Catholic is an ideal time for visiting Crete. During the Holy Week, glowing evening church ceremonies are followed by plenty of people. Good Friday has a special colour, since during that day, the Epitaph decorated with season's flowers is carried along the streets and the religious people throw flowers and rose leaves from their yards and balconies.
In Christmas the spirit of holiday is spread all over and people go out and have fun since the weather is usually mild.
On the 6th of January, during the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrations are carried out near harbours and ports with a large participation of people. Boats gather in the main harbour and after the priest blesses them, he throws a cross in the sea. Willingful swimmers dive into the sea to catch the cross and the one who manages so, is especially blessed. The specific ceremony that takes place in the Old Harbour of Chania has a very special colour.
Is it necessary to rent a car?
No it is not. Hotel Porto Veneziano is located 300 meters from the centre of the city of Chania and any distance in the city can be covered on foot.
How far is Hotel Porto Veneziano from the airport of Chania, the airport of Iraklion and the port of Souda?
The airport of Chania is located 17 klms from the hotel, while the airport of Iraklion is around 150 klms away. The port of Souda is around 10 klms away from the hotel.
What are the typical temperatures of each season?
- Spring 16-25 oC (61-77 oF)
- Summer 25-35 oC (77-95 oF)
- Autumn 20-26 oC (68-79 oF)
- Winter 12-16 oC (54-61 oF)
What is the distance of the hotel from the beach?
The nearest beach is around 1,5 klm away.
What is the distance of the hotel from "night life"?
300m away from the hotel is the main square of the Venetian Harbour and the heart of night life in Chania.
Address: Old Venetian Harbour, 73132 Chania, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 28210 27100, Fax: +30 28210 27105