Odyssey House is situated in a quiet pedestrian lane off the main road of the Old Town of Chania, just a short walking distance to all the amenities and facilities of both the Old Town as well as the newer part of Chania city and the sandy beaches of Nea Hora and Koum Kapi. The beautiful Venetian Harbour front with its many restaurants, bars and shops is only a short stroll away and, once you step outside Odyssey House’s door, you will see the ruins of the ancient walls of Chania’s earliest settlement.
Odyssey House has been recently renovated and is fully furnished and equipped. The House’s tastefully decorated living space is spread over three floors, a style common to the early Venetian period of architecture in Chania. There are two comfortable bedrooms (one with double bed and one with single bed) and fitted wardrobes; one guest room with a sofa that opens into double bed and has an extra mattress on it; an extra sleeping loft with a single bed and of course a cozy living room. Odyssey House can accommodate up to six people. A small private rooftop terrace is accessed from the third level, perfect for enjoying a drink as the sun goes down.
The large, fully equipped modern kitchen is uniquely designed, keeping the original architectural features, incorporating the historic domed part of the original Venetian building for the elegant dining area.
Odyssey House has a modern bathroom with shower and a laundry room on the first floor as well as another small shower room on the ground floor.
The renovations to Odyssey House have sensitively blended the practicality of modern design with the charming traditional architectural features in the house such as the stone archways, the domed kitchen and the old secret passageway used by the Chanians to move between houses in historic times of attack.
The comfort of our guests remains our focus, with all the modern conveniences required for a most enjoyable stay. Extra touches include TV, DVD, wi-fi internet, an eclectic library, and welcome packages including the delicious fresh homemade marmalades.
We can assist you with discounted car rental as well as discounted boat-trips; excursions and journeys such as the Samaria Gorge walk; trips to Elafonisi, Knossos and the islands of Balos and Gramvousa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Crete region
Crete is the largest and most beautiful of all the Mediterranean islands. It has an unspoilt tranquillity with a gentle temperate climate and year long sunshine.
The history of Crete stretches back many centuries to the very beginnings of modern western civilisation. Over the years it was coveted and conquered by the Romans, the Ottoman Turks and the Venetians. All drawn by the island’s strategic location, natural resources and immense beauty.
The landscape and scenery is uniquely diverse – the majestic snow capped White Mountains, the thriving ecology of Lake Kournas, the awesome natural splendour of the great Samaria Gorge. And, of course, the endless sands of the Blue Flag beach of Georgioupolis, which is the longest in Europe.
Amongst other things, the many great attractions of Crete include 310 days of annual sunshine and the cleanest waters in the Med. The Cretan people are warm and hospitable – and perhaps not surprisingly, enjoy the longest life expectancy in Europe.
The island itself measures some 260kms by 56kms, and it has a relatively small population of around 600, 000 – so it’s far from crowded. The currency is the Euro and the language Greek, though English is widely spoken.
The Chania area
Chania was the capital of Crete until 1972, and many still believe it to be one of the prettiest towns in Greece. Reminders of its Byzantine past abound, and the town successfully combines its ancient history with vibrant modern life, including a wealth of fascinating shops of every description.
From traditional knife makers to Leather Lane, from designer furniture to the fresh fish market - Chania has it all! In addition to the best shopping in Crete, Chania also offers a first class choice of restaurants to suit every taste, plus a buzzing nightlife.
No visit to Chania would be complete without exploring the picturesque harbour area and admiring the many hauntingly beautiful old buildings of Venetian and Turkish design, all blending together in perfect harmony to create an unforgettable picture. Return in the evening, and there is change of pace and atmosphere. Live music bars, sophisticated clubs and laid-back tavernas.
Chania celebrates a full programme of special occasions throughout the year, starting with the annual New Year fireworks. And in addition to a whole calendar of feast days, there are weekly summer festivals. Whether these are promoting local food and wine or celebrating the local arts and culture, they are enjoyed by visitors and townsfolk alike. Day or night, summer or winter, Chania is always alive and has much to tempt visitors to spend at least one day of their precious time away from the beach.