Widely famous for its Old Town and Venetian harbour, Chania offers a world of history. Around the Old Town one can find wonderful examples of Venetian architecture preserved in private and public properties.
The heart of Chania still beats in the Old Town, with its narrow, labyrinthine alleyways and listed buildings dating from different periods of history, where you can enjoy romantic strolls.
Right at the heart of the old town, you will find this three-storey house with double glazed windows throughout and a magnificent stone arch.
When entering the house, one can find an open plan area and a good sized, fully equipped kitchen.
Via an internal wooden staircase, we are led to the first floor of the house. There, one bedroom is found which is air-conditioned and a bathroom as well.
An additional internal staicase leads one onto the second floor where there is a sizeable second bedroom, doubling as a sitting area, benefiting from a balcony to enjoy outstanding, panoramic vistas of the city and the sea.
The property features solar panels and internet access is possible.
Due to its unique location and traditional features that are kept alive through the years, this house is a unique opportunity either for permanent living or a profitable investment.
WHY BUYING A HOME IN OLD TOWN CHANIA IS A GOOD INVESTMENT
- Due to the terrific location, the rental fees here are never reduced and, if anything, they keep going up.
- Houses can be issued with an EOT license to be exploited as rentals.
- The number of properties still available is quickly diminishing, which brings owners to a privileged position as the demand for rentals is increasing.
- During the high season, that is, April to October each year, one is to expect full capacity.The return is 8-10% per year.
Don't miss a single moment! Come and enjoy Chania and Crete in this superb home combining perfect location with the tranquility one desires!
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.