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.
On the ground floor of this time-honored home is a large room divided by a finely crafted antique stone arch, one of the insignia of most aged homes found in the historical quarters of the city.
An internal staircase leads to the first floor where one finds two rooms.
This treasured home needs a full renovation, costing approximately 70.000 Euros, so that its elegance and charm can be restored.
If you have ever imagined your own little nest to call home at the heart of Chania's historic Old Town, then this is your chance to make your dream come true!
The old town of Chania is the beating heart of the city and the prefecture of Chania.
Crowds of people, tourists and residents of the city, people of all ages, come here and get what the charming old town and the enchanting Venetian harbour of Chania has to offer.
You'll encounter archaeological excavation sites that brought to light rich findings, even floor plans of whole establishments, showing that the city of Chania is developed on the site of an important ancient city named Kydonia or Cydonia. According to tradition, Kydonia was the third-largest city established by King Minos of Crete between the 3650-3000 BC.
Since then, Cydonia was inhabited in all subsequent phases of history. It flourished and declined at times, met wars, pillages and conquests. Its name paraphrased to Chania. Destroyed and rebuilt multiple times.
Today, the old town of Chania preserves deeply the signs since Crete was a colony of the Venetians (1252-1645), with the necessary additions of the subsequent years of Crete's conquest by the Ottoman Turks (1645-1898), as well as the less visible but existing signs of the Egyptian domination (1831-1841) that occurred during the Ottoman rule.
Observe the architecture of the buildings that reflect the diverse culture and religion of various and different civilizations that lived in Chania.
Many of these buildings were and remain homes, as well, others house shops, stores, bars, cafes and restaurants. Several, mostly Venetian mansions, have been converted into hotels, while other buildings have been converted into museums and venues that host cultural exhibitions.
All of them are monuments that will lead you, mentally, into the paths of the history of this place.