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Venetian Old Town Studio, Chania

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Venetian Old Town Studio, Chania

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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


  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Dryer
  • Washer
  • Air conditioning
  • TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM


40 Reviews

Amber User Profile
August 2014
Such a great place to stay. Your own little apartment, right in the centre of the old town! So amazing! Was great being able to cook breakfast and having a fridge as well.
Chris User Profile
June 2013
We stayed with Despina for 4 nights June 2013. All you read in the reviews is true , a very gracious and professional hostess. Clean and nice nibbles when we arrived. Highly recommended. Excellent location particlarly if travelling by car as parking is within 2 min walk.
Despina User Profile
Response from Despina:
Thanks Chris! That's very nice to hear! Despina
June 2013
Martina User Profile
July 2018
The apartment was very clean and cozy. Everything we expected was provided. It's located in the old town in the heart of Chania, so there are lots of restaurants, bars and shops nearby. Despina was also a very friendly host!!
Dashiell User Profile
July 2018
Lovely pension in the heart of old Chania. Balcony looks out on to the winding streets and it’s fun to sit out and watch the people wander by in the evening. Or watch the cats :)
Amaël User Profile
June 2018
Very nice and very close of everything, perfect !
Eileen User Profile
June 2018
Fantastic value with great balcony in a great location. It was noisy at night but worth it for location and great space. Just bring ear plugs. Enjoyed having our drinks on balcony. Directions were very clear.
Lara User Profile
June 2018
The apartment we stayed in was gorgeous and very well-kept. It is in the beautiful old town right near the water. Although we only got to stay for one night, it made the top of our list on our 3 week trip.

Hosted by Despina

Chania, GreeceJoined in June 2011
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346 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…
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