A small boutique hotel with 9 guest rooms, Ionas Hotel is a carefully restored historical home, centrally located in a charming neighbourhood of the Venetian Port of Chania. This is the most quiet, authentic section of town, with many of the city's monuments and museums within walking distance. Ionas Hotel is also served by numerous local markets, cafes, and restaurants.
The hotel known today as Ionas, also can be found in the neighbourhood of “Plathia Rouga” in Splantzia, in the old town of Chania on the island of Crete. Near the historic church of Agia Irini, where in the same neighbourhood, you can see the monastery Santa Maria della Misericordia, a fine example of reconstructed architectural treasure of the most historical part of Chania.
The stone Venetian elements such as the archway in the entrance of the hotel have been repaired and restored, while at the base of the core building there still remain the original walls from 1538. The wooden facade of the original building was recreated based on the traces that were found, and are an example of the Ottoman elements of the building.
Several years ago, inspired by the thought to preserve a small piece of personal family history, as well as part of the greater whole of the area’s past, the building’s owner decided to restore the home and open it to the public as a top class hotel. The philosophy behind the painstaking reconstruction was to preserve original details using traditional building techniques, while keeping modern needs and comforts in mind. The project had the rare good fortune to be guided by original historical documents and family records that were kept for almost a century.
In the heart of the house is dominated by an elaborate staircase of wood and iron, creating a fine example of classic design. The decorative touches to the stained glass windows add to the unique beauty of the house Ionas.
Additionally, it includes all the modern luxuries. Each spacious room is equipped with a separate bathroom with spa bath or hydromassage shower as well as a sun terrace. The hotel is fully air conditioned and has free Wi-Fi and Wired internet in public areas.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby the hotel, no reservation is required.
Region: Chania, Chania
From the airport of Chania
Entering Chania from the airport on Eleftherios Venizelos Street, make a right on to Daskalogianni Street. From the National Road of Chania
If entering Chania from the National Road, upon reaching the Municipal Market of Chania, turn right, and then take the second left turn on to Daskalogianni Street. Once you are on Daskalogianni Street, going toward the port, take the third left turn just before reaching Splantzia Square into what becomes the pedestrian walkway of Kallinikou Sarpaki. At the far end of the square, you will see a beautifully renovated building. You've arrived!
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