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Old Town Chania house for saleReference No : #04-1115
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Chania
Category : Houses / Villas

Home for sale in Old Town Chania. With distance only 100m away from the most prestigious old Venetian Port of Chania, with two bedrooms, with unobstructed views to the sea, all of the Old Town of Chania as well, and also the Cretan White Mountains. Ideal for personal or even touristic purposes!
 
This three floor old detached house, fully renovated, provides you with 84. Upon entrance, in the ground floor, you will find the spacious open plan kitchen and sitting area contemporarily decorated , as well as a bathroom fitted with its bathtub. Indoor staircase, that starts from the ground floor and goes all the way up to the terrace, and is benefitted with really wide steps. Starting with 13 steps that lead you to the first floor and you get to a romantically designed room with its luxurious simplicity that can be used either as a sitting area or a bedroom.

Moving on, another indoor staircase of 13 steps takes you to the second floor, and the other bedroom of the house, armed with a capacious wardrobe. The staircase continues, and 14 steps take you to the a delightful, sun-filled roof garden, wide enough to comfortably fit a Jacuzzi and where the combination of the sublime views of the sea, along with the compelling mountains, and all that accompanied by the Prestigious Old Town, and the Venetian Harbour makes this part of the house compelling and most likely breathtaking.

It is located next to all the facilities and amenities of the Old Town of Chania, that consists of coffee shops, traditional or modern restaurants, mini markets, and many more. The nearest Sandy beach is in Koum Kapi, which is only a 4 minute walk away. It also only has property taxes per year 200€.



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The harbour comes into its own at night, when the lights from bars and restaurants reflect in the water and the animated crowds - locals as much as tourists - parade in a ritualistic volta of apparently perpetual motion. There are stalls set up on the waterside, and buskers serenading the passers-by.

Walk straight on from Platia Sindrivani, and you chance upon the curious, domed profile of the Mosque of the Janissaries. Built in 1645, the year Hania fell to the Turks and thus the oldest Ottoman building on the island, it has been well restored - apart from the jarring concrete dome - and was used to house the EOT office until further repairs meant they had to move to less-convenient Kriari street.

The buildings on the height above the mosque occupy the site of Kastelli. the oldest part of me city. Favoured from earliest times for its defensive qualities, this little hill takes its name from a fortress which originally dated from the Byzantine era. Later it was the centre of me Venetian and of the Turkish towns, but very little survived a heavy bombardment during World War II.

Walking up Kanevaro street from the harbour square you'll pass various remains, including - at the corner of Lithinon - the fenced-off site where a Minoan house is being excavated. Further up Lithinon, towards the top of the rise, are various Venetian doorways and inscriptions and, at the end of the street, a fine old arch-way. On me next corner, with Kandanoleon, is a larger area of excavation identified simply as "Minoan Kydonia". Neither of these digs is open to the public, though you can see a fair amount through me fence.

Swedish archeologists excavating here have traced (he outline of a building engulfed by a violent fire about 1450BC, similar to mat which destroyed Knossos. It was later rebuilt and. given its proximity to the mainland, may wen have been me focus of Mycenaean power on the island. Among pottery finds here were some dating back to the Neolithic era, but the greatest prize uncovered was an archive of clay tablets bearing Minoan Linear A script , the first to be found so far west in Crete


Back at the bottom of the hill me waterfront curis round to the right along Akti Tombazi, into the inner harbour, where pleasure boats, private yachts and small fishing vessels are moored. Much ot it, including file sixteenth-century.Venetian arsenals and various traces of the ancient defensive bastions, has recently been refurbished, and in the evenings this is now a fashionable part of town. Just on the corner past the Mosque of the Janissaries is the local handicraft cooperative (Mon-Sat 9.30am-10.30pm), with a permanent exhibition of goods for sale, though not everything is of particularly high qualify.

In the line of old buildings facing the water beyond this, by the port police, are a couple of dancing bars.Beyond all this are the Venetian arsenals, a cluster of restaurants and bars, and the modem Porto Veneziana hotel From here you can follow the sea wall round as far as the minaret-style lighthouse, where there's a bar and an excellent view back over the city.

In the other direction from Platia Sindrivani is the outer harbour, with its broad promenade fronted by pavement restaurants and bars. The hefty bastion at me far end houses Crete's Naval Museum (Tues-Sun 10am-2pm), which is of Uttle interest unless you're heavily into naval warfare or seashells (one small room is full of them) - It consists mainly of poorly labelled models and pictures of ships, diagrams of naval battles, and assorted memorabilia going back to the times of Classical Greek triremes.

Go through the main gate, however, into the compound of what is apparently a small naval garrison (open museum hours, but no need to pay me admission fee) and you can climb onto the seaward fortifications of the Ffrkas, as this part of the city defences is known. Here the modem Greek flag was first raised on Crete - in 1913 - and there are more fine views.Carrying on round the outside of the Firkas, which has been well restored, you can peer through loopholes at the great vaulted chambers within.

On the far side is the Hotel Xenia, itself raised up on part of the fortifications, and beyond this you can cut inland alongside the best-preserved stretch of the city walls. Following the walls around on the inside is rather trickier, but worth a try for the chance to stumble on some of the most picturesque little alleyways and finest Venetian houses in Hania. Keep your eyes open for details on the houses, such as old wooden balconies or stone coats of arms. The arch of the Renieri Gate, at the bottom of Moschon, is particularly elegant There are also a number of good craft stores around here: a couple of the best, along with an expensive antiques store, are on Angelou just round from the Naval Museum entrance; several newer ones line Theotokopoulou, the delightfully old-fashioned street that runs behind
Price (Euros) 190000
Build area (m²) 84
Sea View yes
Mountain View yes
Number of bedrooms 2
Baths 1
Electricity yes
Water yes
Distance to airport, km 15
Distance to beach, km 0,3
Town Distance, km 0,25
Other Distance 300m (Old Port)
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Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
Old Town Chania house for sale
 
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