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Venetian Old Town Studio, Chania

Venetian Old Town Studio, Chania

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

The space

Our Studios is a small family business and includes five studios in a two-storey building with private bathroom, kitchen facilities, and balcony.

The building was renovated originally in 1999 and then in 2005 and is situated on the west side of the old town, in the quiet area of "Topanas", with no traffic, just a few meters from the old Venetian harbour where you can find most of the historical sites of the city of Hania as well as many places for entertainment.

A major pole of attraction is the old city, with the old Venetian harbour. On the west side, the castle of Firkas, where the Naval Museum lies. On the opposite side of the harbour, the Venetian arsenals (shipyards) of the 16th century. There are also other Museums, Exhibitions, Nightlife and Shops. The town never stops to amaze you!

As an alternative you may take day excursions to the unique Samaria Gorge (the biggest in Europe), Kournas Lake, exotic beaches of Elafonisi, Falassarna, Gramvoussa, Balos (where you can take a mini cruise, too). Sail South Crete by Ferry (Chora Sfakion, Agia Roumeli, Sougia). Explore unspoiled villages around Chania, eat their local produce. Of course a visit to Knossos, Archaeological Heraklion Museum is a must. All these and even more make Hania unforgettable.

On the other hand if you prefer to have a break in Hania in wintertime, you have one more reason to come to our studios, as we alone in the whole old town offer central heating.

As a matter of fact, November to March rates are negotiable-according to number of persons and length of stay - because it's quite often to have longer renters during winter time.So we have a different arrangement in that case, with a major 50% discount per month.This is a usual policy for us, since there are many people -like arists from abroad or even many Greeks - that choose to stay in Hania for the wintertime.

The units are in the same building, so they're ideal for a group of friends or families. Nevertheless, they may be let out separately, as each unit has all the necessary equipment -even hair dryers- to make your stay most comfortable.


It is important to mention that you will be provided with any kind of information you may need, as the owners know so many details about the prefecture of Hania and West Crete in general. So, you can easily find your way to sunny beaches, clear waters, very busy or isolated places, and even high mountains with a breathtaking view.

Since the studios have been restored by the owners themselves, they have warmth, relaxed atmosphere, nothing like impersonal hotel rooms. So, you'll find have everything to make you feel at home: a friendly - family atmosphere!

Looking forward to meeting you in Hania,
Despina, Iason and little George.

If you have any queries, questions or would like to make a booking, please CONTACT US


Wireless Internet
Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

31 Reviews

Georgie User Profile
December 2012
Such a great location! Literally a two minute walk to the old venetian harbour. Despina is a wonderful host. She shares her expert knowledge of the town but is not intrusive in any manner. We stayed here in Winter, and, at times, the heating or hot water were not working in the m…
Alejandro & Harriet User Profile
Alejandro & Harriet
April 2018
Despina's place is perfectly situated 2 minutes walk from the Venetian harbour and right in the heart of the old town with lovely shops and restaurants nearby. Although old-fashioned, the room was clean and comfortable, with a little balcony overlooking the street. Despina was ve…
Sławomir User Profile
July 2017
We spent 3 night in the Iason Studio. Location is amazing in the heart of Old City of Chania, so we immersed ourself in the greek culture and traditions. Studio is fully furnished with all necessary appliances and it is cleaned every day. It is situated close to Ktel bus statio…
Stelios User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic place at an amazing central location! Strongly recommended!!! Very nice and kind host and super clean room!
John User Profile
June 2017
Despina's apartment is in an excellent location for exploring Chania, in the quiet, pedestrianised old town area. It is a 1-2 minute walk to the waterfront with it's restaurants, and from there a few minutes to the centre of town or 10 minutes in the other direction to the city b…
Jacine User Profile
April 2017
This place is unbelievable. The most accommodating hostess. She is truly phenomenal. The lodging facilities are grade A style, very comfortable and cozy. A place to have breakfast. The location is superb. Very very clean. I'm sure I am still missing something, but I recommend thi…
Reza User Profile
February 2017
Despina was a lovely host and the unit was much better than we expected. The location was perfect, we were so close to the action on the waterfront but just far enough away not to hear any noise. Despina gave fantastic directions and we found the place easily. Highly recommend st…

Hosted by Despina

Chania, GreeceJoined in June 2011
Despina User Profile
283 Reviews
Your host, Despina Papadeli, and her family have been running their family Studios for nine years, and in that time welcomed guests from all over the world. Many return for their retreat to Chania and a welcome and relaxing stay at our Studios. Despina manages the property wit…
Languages: English, Italiano
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