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Old Town building for saleReference No : #05-2778
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania :: Municipality of Chania
Category : Houses / Villas

Old Town building for sale. A two-floor building of 140m² consists of an apartment of 70m² on the first floor with two (2) bedrooms and one (1) bathroom and a ground floor shop of 70m², while it can be extended to a lovely two-storey house. Situated in the maze of small streets characteristic of the historical Old Town of Chania, in a very quiet spot but at the same time only 150m away from the Old Harbor of Chania and the Municipality Market of Chania, this lovely building is ideal either for a residence or a profitable tourism rental!
 
Located in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Greece and the most photographed spots of the city of Chania with its narrow, labyrinthine alleyways and listed buildings dating from different periods of history, you can enjoy strolls through history and time.

Furthermore, it’s so close to cafes, restaurants, and taverns with Cretan food specialties, bars, pastry shops, art shops and preserved historical monuments from different time periods.

The house spreads over two levels.

The ground floor comprises at the moment a shop of 70m², which can be turned into a beautiful apartment with 1-2 bedroom(s), one living room, a kitchen and a bathroom.

At the first floor, there is an apartment of 70m² which consists of a bright and airy open plan living room/dining room, a spacious and comfortable kitchen, one bathroom and two bedrooms.

It offers the great advantage of being within walking distance from the sandy beach of Koum Kapi, where you can have a refreshing dive and enjoy the famous Cretan sun, the best this land has to offer.

And for those who want to explore the islands around or other parts of the world, the airport is only 15km away.

Unlock either a profitable holiday rental or a house of your dreams with this unique residence at the heart of the popular tourism destination that is the Old Town of Chania!

Being a mixture of the past with the present, unlock all the potentials this unique residence can provide you at the heart of the popular tourism destination that is the Old Town of Chania!



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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 Firkas, 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) 240000
Build area (m²) 140
Number of bedrooms 2
Levels 2
Baths 1
Electricity yes
Water yes
Phone yes
Other Extras 1 shop
Distance to airport, km 15
Distance to beach, km 0.400 Koum Kapi
Town Distance, km 0.150 Center Chania
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