Luxury residence for short-term rental in Chania Old Town. Located just 150m from Chania’s Old Market and 300m from the sandy beach of Koum Kapi, this three-storey stone residence comprises four (4) bedrooms and two (2) bathrooms, while it has access to a roof garden with stunning views over the Old city of Chania and the Minaret of Achmet Aga.
Nestled in the maze of small streets characteristic of the historical Old Town of Chania, the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbor of this fantastic city!
This magnificent property that is inundate with 17th century’s secrets, offers privacy, relaxation and tranquility, while it is so close to all services and amenities in Chania.
It is full furnished and fully renovated with respect to the architecture preserving the houses’ history and serene Mediterranean beauty, while offering at the same time comfortable contemporary living.
This privileged home of 91m² is spread over three levels and can be accessed via two quiet streets one of which is a cul-de-sac and so offers the residents absolute tranquility at the heart of the Old Town!
It can accommodate with comfort 9 persons.
The interior of the villa is modern and very elegant and is carefully designed to suit highest level of comfort and functionality!
Entering the house, there is a fully-equipped kitchen with modern design and armed with all the electrical appliances and cooking utensils you may need for a daily living; a dining area that accommodate up to 6 persons; a lounge seating area and a bathroom with walk-in shower.
A wooden staircase leads to the first floor where there are two bedrooms with double beds.
The staircase continues to the second floor and the rest two bedrooms, one of which has a double bedroom and the other has a two-storey bed with double mattresses.
All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units, a set of drawers, clothes hanger and a toilet.
There is also a bathroom with walk-in shower on this level.
The residence has access to an amazing roof garden of 30m², full-tiled and equipped with a stone countertop, a refrigerator and a covered laundry space for the washing machine.
The flowers and the fantastic view will enchant you both in the morning and evenings, where you can enjoy some coffee, drink or your meals!
A spacious and comfortable lounge area affording fantastic views as you relax and enjoy your time with friends and family in one of the best destination of Greece!
The heart of Chania still beats in the widely famous, lively Old Town, with its narrow, labyrinthine alleyways and listed buildings dating from different periods of history, where you can enjoy strolls through history and time.
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.
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