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Property for sale in Chania Old TownReference No : #05-2708
Location : Greece :: Crete :: Chania
Category : Houses / Villas

Property for sale in Chania Old Town, This exceptional 120mē three (3) bedroom residence is totally renovated preserving its historic and traditional character, combined with modern features and facilities such as the majestic roof garden, offering stunning panoramic views to the Venetian Harbour, the White Mountains and across the Old Town of Chania.

Entering this architectural masterpiece, you will be impressed by the old arches and the imposing character of the house with its tremendous glory.

The ground floor consists of one bathroom and a storage area, while the first floor consists of the master bedroom and the master bathroom, the second bedroom, a spacious sitting area consisting of a living room and the kitchen.

In the living room the villa has a large plasma satellite TV, an iPod docking system, DVD player; A/C, electric heater and a gas stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee-maker, dish-washer, washing machine and a big fridge-freezer.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, a large vanity unit, oak wardrobes and bed-side cabinets, whereas the second bedroom, which used to be the old kitchen has a double bed, a large vanity unit, which used to be the old stone baking oven, oak wardrobes and bed-side cabinets.

On the second floor one can find the third bedroom, and the open-plan lounge, living area and kitchen. It also has access to the roof terrace with a stunning glass-roof entrance. The third bedroom has two single beds, wardrobes and a bed side cabinet between the two beds. All bedrooms have wi-fi internet, satellite TVs; A/C units, electric heaters and bedding.

All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower (in both rooms), and a bathtub in the master bathroom. In both bath rooms we have electric heated towel rails.

The real key factor of impression of this mansion is the roof terrace furnished with sun-beds, settees and a dining table with chairs, which offers truly Unique views across the picturesque Old Port and the enchanting city of Chania.

The terrace with the spectacular views to the harbour and across the old Turkish Quarter and Saint Nicholas church is covered with limestone, and have a sitting/sunbathing area for relaxation surrounded by mature trees, jasmine and bougainvillea. Due to its location (on three corners) the villa has light and fresh air from three sides.

All the stone works are accompanied by real oak wooden floors in the bedrooms and the living room, travertine/marble bathrooms, limestone floors in the kitchen and the lounge areas, fine-looking custom made oak kitchen and wardrobes as well as cast iron hand made staircase and light fittings.


The "Old Town" consists of the old Venetian harbour and the small Venetian blocks located behind the harbour; it is characterized by narrow and picturesque alleys - similar to an enchanting labyrinth - full of life, and the plentiful remaining Venetian and Turkish buildings. The Lighthouse, the Fortress of Firka, the Mosque of Kioutsouk Hasan, the Great Arsenali and the Neoria have become landmarks of the city. Most of the buildings are rejuvenated and they compose a puzzle of contemporary, Venetian and Turkish architecture; they are also a 'living' exhibition of the city's history. Today they work as shops, taverns, cafes and touristic accommodations.

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) 350000
Build area (mē) 120
Storage yes
Sea View yes
Number of bedrooms 3
Parking yes
Levels 3
Baths 2
Central Heating yes
Electricity yes
Water yes
Phone yes
Distance to airport, km 15
Distance to beach, km 2
Town Distance, km 0,4
Furnished yes
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+30 28210 57111
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Property for sale in Chania Old Town
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Property for sale in Chania Old Town
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Property for sale in Chania Old Town
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Property for sale in Chania Old Town
Property for sale in Chania Old Town :: Interiors
Property for sale in Chania Old Town
Property for sale in Chania Old Town :: Interiors
Property for sale in Chania Old Town
Property for sale in Chania Old Town :: Interiors
Property for sale in Chania Old Town
Property for sale in Chania Old Town :: Interiors
Property for sale in Chania Old Town
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