To Spiti is a small, charming Venetian house located in the narrow streets around the historic Ottoman Square of Saint Nicholas of Splanzia, right in the heart of the beautiful old city of Chania. For those who seek to experience an authentic and atmospheric accommodation while at the same time enjoying all the modern conveniences of a contemporary self-catering residence, To Spiti is a perfect choice.
To Spiti is a three storey structure. It covers 80 square meters and is 600 years old. Designed in a simple yet contemporary style, To Spiti is both functional and elegant. It offers accommodation for two persons but has the ability to offer room for four.
The property is a small part of the rich history of the town of Chania. It was built about 1400 by an affluent Venetian family of merchants. The current structure is only a part of the original estate which was divided into three separate dwellings, a common practice during the Turkish occupation. Traces of its noble past can still be seen in the archways of the interiors, in the living room’s modified fireplace and in the two entrances found on its narrow facade.
In 1991, in shambles, the house was immediately, in depth, reconstructed which lasted almost three years. The original wooden beams were placed on the first floor of the structure and even the original wash basin found a new place within the residence. While workers were involved in its reconstruction, they came across a magnificent Turkish marble engravement as well as a number of vintage advertising posters which now decorate the kitchen area.
To Spiti is characterized by its traditional Venetian style and construction. The kitchen is found of the ground floor, the living areas on the first floor while bedroom and bath are located on the second. On the top roof terrace of the residence you will be able to enjoy, over the roofs of the neighboring houses, a magnificent view of the Turkish minaret, the bell tower of Saint Nicholas, the mountains of the "Akrotiri" peninsula and finally the Venetian port.
To Spiti is a total of 80 square meters and consists of the ground floor and three other floors. On the ground floor, there is a fully equipped kitchen and on 1st floor, you find a living area which consist of an office - couches, an armchair and two chairs that can be converted into single beds (for the third and fourth person). On 2nd floor, there is the bedroom, while on 3rd floor, you meet a small terrace room with washbasin and some kitchen utensils.
To Spiti is a three storey structure and as such is full of stairs. For safety reasons the house is probably inappropriate for children under the age of six as well as for those with disabilities.
On the ground floor of the house there are two bicycles at your disposal. As To Spiti is located next to the Venetian Port and close to the center of town, you will be able to enjoy many pleasant trips along the coast, walkways and narrow streets of the Old Town.
On Daskalogiannis Street, a distance of 100 meters from the house, you will be able to find: a bakery, a mini-market, a pharmacy, and a delicatessen for your basic needs. You will also be able to find many interesting and quality restaurants and bars within walking distance.
Region: Chania, Chania
relevant routes: Walk in the city of Chania
To Spiti is located in the center of the Old Town footsteps away from the Square of Saint Nicholas of Splanzia. Directly in front of the Square passes Daskalogianni Street, a main one-way street which leads from crossroad of Eleftheriou Venizelou Ave and Nikiforou Fokas Street straight to the Venetian Harbor in the area of Akti Enoseos. From Daskalogianni Street there are two alternative routes to reach To Spiti: 1st Route
Follow Daskalogianni Street and just as you reach Splanzia Square, turn right and drive around the square passing directly in front of the church of Saint Nicholas. Immediately before the café named “Platanos”, turn right and park. In front of the “Philoptoho Sissitio” (Φιλόπτωχο Συσσίτιο) is the beginning of Drakontopoulon Street. Follow this small street and on the first turning on the left, at number 18, you will find The House. 2nd Route
Follow Daskalogianni Street and continue, passing the square of Saint Nicholas on your right. At the next intersection turn right into Sifaka Street. Park wherever possible. The first pathway on the right-at first wide and then begins to narrow- is Drakontopoulon Street. The house is at number 18. From the Airport
The airport of Chania is about 12 km from the town of Chania. From the airport follow the signs towards Chania. Upon entering the town, follow Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue for about 1 km. You will pass in front of the National Stadium of Chania on your left. At the end of Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue you will find stop lights. On your left hand side there will be a branch office of Eurobank. At this point you should turn right into Daskalogianni Street passing the High School on your left. From the Port of Souda
The port of Souda is about 5 km from the center of Chania. Follow the signs towards the center which will lead you to Herakliou Avenue. Avoid taking the National Highway. After driving for about 4 km on Herakliou Avenue, you will have reached the city of Chania and will find yourself on Nearchou Street which eventually becomes Tzanakaki Street. At the end of Tzanakaki Street are stop lights. On your right hand side there is a branch of the Greek National Bank. At this point turn right and move into the farthest left hand lane. You will pass in front of the Local Market Building. Pass the next stop lights at a major intersection and at the following stop lights turn left into Daskalogianni Street passing the High School on your left.
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